Royals in uniform Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and Prince William at Cenotaph 081115 CREDIT ALAMY
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Royals Will Not Wear Military Uniform To Prince Philip's Funeral

The funeral will take place entirely within the grounds of Windsor Castle, reflecting the Duke's personal wishes.

Royals in uniform Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and Prince William at Cenotaph 081115 CREDIT ALAMY

Members of the Royal Family in attendance at Prince Philip's funeral will not be in military uniform.

The event will celebrate the Duke of Edinburgh's life, with a service taking place at St George's Chapel Windsor, on Saturday afternoon.

The funeral will take place entirely within the grounds of Windsor Castle, reflecting the Duke's personal wishes and in accordance with plans approved by Her Majesty The Queen.

It will be a ceremonial, rather than state, event.

The congregation will wear face masks for the service, while members of the Royal Family will wear Morning Coat with medals or Day Dress.

It means royals at the funeral who have served in the Armed Forces, including Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, will not be wearing military uniform.

Prince Charles trained as a pilot in the Royal Air Force, passing out at Cranwell, before moving into the Royal Navy, going on to qualify as a helicopter pilot and serve on several ships.

Prince William trained with both the Navy and RAF, having a seven-year Armed Forces career, while Prince Andrew served for more than two decades in the Navy, including being part of the Falklands War

Prince Harry visits Royal Marines in Devon 200219 CREDIT Royal Marines Twitter
Prince Harry returned some military appointments to the Queen, earlier this year (Picture: Royal Marines/Twitter).

The Duke of Sussex served in the British Army for a decade, retiring at the rank of Captain in 2015.

Prince Harry was promoted to Major in June 2018, although returned some military appointments to the Queen, after the decision by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to not return as working royals.

He returned the appointments of Captain General Royal Marines, Honorary Air Commandant, RAF Honington and Commodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving, Royal Naval Command, and also lost his honorary ranks of Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy, and Squadron Leader in the Royal Air Force.

All public elements of Prince Philip's funeral have been cancelled.

It will be televised and will take place entirely within the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The Royal Family has asked for people to stay safe and not to gather at Royal residences in light of COVID restrictions.

Tributes from the Armed Forces and across the world have continued to be paid to Prince Philip since his death last Friday at the age of 99.

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