Prince Harry to wear military uniform when Queen Elizabeth II’s 8 grandchildren hold vigil at her coffin

Prince Harry to wear military uniform when Queen Elizabeth II's 8 grandchildren hold vigil at her coffin

prince harrythe Duke of Sussex, will be allowed to wear military uniform when he joins his cousins ​​in holding vigil Saturday at the coffin of their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

PHOTO: Prince William, Kate, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk as the procession with the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives at Westminster Hall in London, Sept. 14, 2022.

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Prince William, Kate, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk as the procession with the coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth arrives at Westminster Hall in London, Sept. 14, 2022.

The queen’s six other grandchildren will wear “morning coat and dark formal dress with decorations,” according to Buckingham Palace.

PHOTO: Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, follow the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, during a procession from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, in London, Sept. 14, 2022.

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Britain’s Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, follow the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, during a procession from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, in London, Sept. 14, 2022.

Andrew, who served for 22 years in the Royal Navy, has not worn military uniform during the remembrances for his mother, the queen, and will not wear uniform at her funeral. He will be dressed in uniform though on Friday evening when he and his siblings, led by Charles, hold vigil at the queen’s coffin.

PHOTO: Members of the public file past the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at the Palace of Westminster, London, Sept. 16, 2022.

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Members of the public file past the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at the Palace of Westminster, London, Sept. 16, 2022.

Saturday’s vigil will include just the queen’s grandchildren, as their spouses will not attend, according to Buckingham Palace.

The grandchildren, who spent summers with the queen at Balmoral Castle and Christmases with her at Sandringham, are now nearly all adults with 12 children between them.

In a statement following her death, William, who will stand Saturday at the head of the queen’s coffin, said that while the world lost a leader, he had “lost a grandmother.”

“And while I will grieve her loss, I also feel incredibly grateful. I have had the benefit of The Queen’s wisdom and reassurance into my fifth decade,” he said. “My wife has had twenty years of her guidance and support. My three children have got to spend holidays with her and create memories that will last their whole lives.”

PHOTO: Queen Elizabeth II is joined by the Royal Family as they appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant outside Buckingham Palace in London, June 5, 2022.

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Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George, Prince William, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, and Kate Duchess of Cambridge appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant outside Buckingham Palace in London, June 5, 2022.

Here is a look at the queen’s eight grandchildren gathering Saturday to hold vigil at her coffin.

William, the Prince of Wales

George, Louis and Charlotte are second, third and fourth in line to the throne, respectively.

Harry, the Duke of Sussex

Harry, 37, fifth in line to the throne, is the youngest child of Charles and Diana.

Archie and Lili are sixth and seventh in line to the throne, respectively.

Princess Beatrice of York

Beatrice, ninth in line to the throne, is the eldest daughter of Andrew and his former wife, Sarah Ferguson.

Eugenie, 11th in line to the throne, is the youngest daughter of Andrew and Ferguson.

James is the son of Prince Edward and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex.

The 14-year-old is 14th in line to the British throne.

The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor

Louise is the daughter of Edward and Sophie.

The 18-year-old is 15th in line to the British throne.

Louise falls behind her brother in the line of succession despite being older because she was born after 2011. A 2013 law called the Succession to the Crown Act ended the centuries-old practice of a younger son superseding an elder daughter in the line of succession, but the law only applies to royals born after Oct. 28, 2011.

Peter Phillips, 17th in line to the throne, is the queen’s oldest grandchild at 44 years old. He is the eldest child of Anne, the Princess Royal, and her former husband, Peter Phillips.

Phillips is the father of Savannah Phillips, 11, and Isla Phillips, 10, who are 18th and 19th in line to the throne, respectively.

Zara Phillips Tindall, 20th in line to the throne, is the youngest child of Anne and Phillips.

The 41-year-old is married to Michael Tindall, with whom she shares three children: Mia, 8, Lena, 4, and Lucas, 1, who are 21st, 22nd and 23rd in line to the throne, respectively.

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