Apparently, no royal man will wear a military dress uniform at Prince Philip’s funeral

Remembrance Sunday, Cenotaph, London, England, 13/11/16

As we’ve discussed all week, there has been quite a bit of fashion drama among the men of the Windsor klan. Upon his arrival in the UK, sources said that Prince Harry would not be allowed to wear any of his military dress uniforms because, you see, he married a Black American woman. This fact was put side-by-side with Prince Andrew’s apparent desire to wear his vice-admiral’s uniform from the Royal Navy, despite the fact that he stepped down from royal duties after he showed zero remorse for raping teenagers trafficked to him by Jeffrey Epstein. As late as Wednesday afternoon, sources were still insisting that the Great Military Dress Uniform Debacle of 2021 was entirely up to the Queen to solve – she alone could say which men could wear which uniforms, etc. Andrew even made a big show of going to the Daily Mail and basically stage-whispering “whatever mother wants, it’s entirely up to her.” Now the Queen has decided. And weirdly, they’re making it all about Harry.

The Queen has spared Prince Harry’s blushes by ordering no royals wear military uniform for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, The Sun can reveal. The Duke of Sussex had faced the humiliating prospect of being the only senior male in the royal family wearing civvies after losing his honorary ranks. There was also said to be “serious Navy displeasure” at being dragged into a row over Prince Andrew possibly wearing an admiral’s uniform.

Insiders involved in planning for Saturday’s funeral claim the Queen personally stepped in to suggest all senior male royals wear suits and ties. A military source told The Sun: “It’s the most eloquent solution to the problem.”

Another source confirmed last night that “current thinking is no uniforms”.

Harry, 36, was stripped of his three military titles when he quit royal duty with wife Meghan. Royal protocol now means the Duke — who did two tours of Afghanistan with the Blues and Royals — can only wear a suit with medals at royal functions.

Andrew, 61, was made an honorary Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy in 2015. He was due to be promoted to Admiral in 2020 to mark his 60th birthday but chose to defer it until he resumes his official duties.

[From The Sun]

“The Queen has spared Prince Harry’s blushes” and “faced the humiliating prospect” – what are they talking about? Harry, a combat veteran, would not have been the one blushing. He was not the one who would have been humiliated. The ones who should be blushing are the ones who got all of those fancy dress uniforms and shiny medals and pretty ribbons for doing f–k all while Harry was in Afghanistan. My sense is that Harry wasn’t fighting with anyone about this. He knows that he served, and he knew how bad his family would look if he was the only male royal not allowed to wear a uniform. No, the Queen did this because she – or some courtier – finally put it together that they looked like giant a–holes on this issue. That being said, I do expect Keen Guevara to be dressed up like a grief-stricken, sausage-curled Sgt. Pepper.

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  1. Kalana says:

    Boo. Let the rest of them dress up. I wanted to see the contrast with Harry.

    They won’t even let Harry mourn his grandfather in peace. They still have to throw him under the bus to cover up for their inadequacies.

  2. Lauren says:

    It is for the best. It saves them from the awkward commentary that would certainly follow and distract from the funeral. It would have been fun for the gossip though.

    • Ronaldinho says:

      This is all being done for Andrew not Harry.
      Queenie favours him and realises that he and what he wears is the biggest problem, not Harry

      • bamaborn says:

        @Ronaldinho…Yes, Betty will try and shield Andy with her last breath. This has nothing to do with Harry’s military dress or his feelings.

      • Lauren says:

        Of course, it’s being done for Andrew. And for Edward, and for Charles and for William. Them showing up in full pump while one of them is wanted by the FBI for an interview, another flunked marine training, and the other two having just honorary titles would have been ridiculous. The world knows that Harry is the only one worthy of the uniform between the lot of them. They are avoiding further scrutiny and negative commentary by having them all show up in suits, which is for the best. Also, the Navy was complaining that they wanted Andrew nowhere near their uniform during the service.

      • snappyfish says:

        I completely agree. This is all for Andrew. I’m sure he will attempt to wear all the regalia at Mummy’s funeral (someday) but he really should mothball that uniform as Charles will exile him while the body is still warm

      • Nailed it in one, RONALDINHO. This is all about Andrew running to the media about wearing his uniform and the Navy telling him and the Firm, no. Ever since Andrew’s forced retirement the military branches have been shutting him down behind the scenes in one form or another every time he tries something publicly. Once again, to protect Andrew from his own BS the Firm has had to step in…say no to all uniforms…and then encourage the media to keep making it about Harry. This decision is all about “protecting” Andrew from himself. Totally agree with you.

        Harry is there to do right by his grandparents. I really don’t think he gives a rat’s ass about whether he’s the only one in a suit or not. [He may not have even packed a uniform to bring...who know of us knows!]. Harry is a bonafide combat vet, not a toy soldier. He knows how to prioritize what’s really important here and it’s not about “playing dress-up”. Harry knows his worth as a man and a vet.

      • NTheMiddle says:

        Yes! All for Andrew. Piers Morgan even had an article on DM shaming the possibility of Andrape showing up in military garb. Piers kissing KP a$$ freakin’ Morgan!

    • The Hench says:

      Actually, Andrew was being even more of an arse about his funeral uniform. He got the rank of Vice Admiral on his 55th birthday. He was supposed to get Admiral on his 60th but he said he would defer ‘taking it’ until he had cleared his name re Epstein. Then Philip dies and apparently Andrew unilaterally decides he wants to promote himself and wear an Admiral uniform to the funeral (despite having done NOTHING as we know to clear his name as promised) and had apparently already briefed a tailor to start making it. Then the papers got hold of it and this all blew up.

      • Harper says:

        I am totally not surprised The Hench that this is what is going on behind the scenes with Andrew. Philip must have been weighing in on these matters more than we suspect and now that he’s gone Andrew sees an opening. Disgusting. And of course, use the scapegoat Harry to cover up Andrew’s messiness.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        The Hench, do we know that this is actually Andrew who was saying this? It just occurred to me that Fergie and now Andrew are being thrown under the bus. Makes me wonder.

        I said yesterday in a post that this is what they should do–the family wear suits. Do these people ever remember that they are supposedly a FAMILY? They need to get over themselves and act like a family. It’s only for one day, so it wouldn’t kill them. Geeeeeeez

      • The Hench says:

        @Harper – yes. I suspect that Philip’s decline even before his death is one of the main reasons the PR flooding out of the various places has been a)happening and b) so all over the place.

        @Saucy&Sassy – seriously – it is just one day! But they are SO dysfunctional and deluded and obsessed with their status and positions.

    • MJM says:

      Awkward conversation doesn’t begin to describe the dragging Edward and Andrew were getting on Twitter. Mummy is protecting her baby boys.

  3. goofpuff says:

    Too bad. I was looking forward to the tone deaf military cosplay. I wonder if the military weighed in on this.

    • Ang says:

      The article does say that the Navy said No Tha is to getting dragged in to Rapey Andrew’s mess. That’s the real story here, right? Poor Harry providing cover, yet again. The Ginger Beard.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Exactly. Harry is in town for one week and get thrown under the bus to save the family from embarrassment over their embarrassing behavior.

    • Snuffles says:

      I think I read the Navy did. They were pissed about Andrew’s demand.

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Snuffles Absolutely.
        This strikes me as Andrew-deflection first and foremost by Mumsy – and BP has made it more than clear that they will throw Harry under the cart to protect the rapist. Mumsy gets her way over her precious little one on all occasions, but pissing off the military is not an option.
        But I also think that they’re finally, belatedly (as ever) listening to public opinion: that to consign the only member of the family who HAS served twice in active combat to the naughty step, uniform wise, is staggeringly hubristic. The last time they backfired this badly was when they refused to lay Harry’s wreath.
        Meanwhile, to detract from PWT’s nasty statement about the DofE, Wiglets has wheeled out the kids again.

      • Bess says:

        What was PWT’s statement about the DofE?

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I have missed it somewhere and some how. What was the nasty statement made by the BPwBT about the Duke of Edinburgh?

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        Sorry, all – I mistyped. I was referring to PWT’s snide and bitchy remarks/subtexts about Harry in his statement on the death of the DofE.

      • PrincessK says:

        Who is PWT?

      • The Hench says:

        @PrincessK – PWT stands for “Penis With Teeth”, aka William. One commenter here brilliantly observed that is what he looks like and the nickname has taken hold.

  4. Ennn says:

    I loved the first picture with Kate. Too funny!

    Possibly, the best position to take for all parties involved. For now. I mean does this mean the senior Royal men will never wear their honorary uniforms and medals again around Harry???

    • My Two Cents says:

      Good question, I’m sure the Royal family is also thinking about the mess they’ve created and what to do in the future. They can only blame themselves though. Imagine the gall of pedo Andrew demanding to wear his uniform? They created that monster too by coddling him his whole life and now they need to pay the consequences for that and for supporting him. It absolutely kills me that they put Harry and Andrew together in the same sentence.

      • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

        Not just HIS uniform of *Honarary* Vice* Admiral, he wanted a friggin’ promotion to FULL Admiral and to wear *that* uniform!!

        I think Mummy’s favorite wants to make sure he can get ALL he can get from Mummy before she passes. Pedo knows he’ll get bupkis from Charles once she’s gone.

    • Nic919 says:

      I recall that she blended with the landscaping during parts of the ceremony because the beige dress matched the beige crushed stone. And of course she was the only one not wearing dark colours for the event.

  5. PEARL GREY says:

    Harry has nothing to blush about. He is not the one going to a high profile, televised event while evading FBI questioning on a child sex abuse trafficking case. He’s not the one accused of raping a teenager. No one will be wearing uniforms because the royals finally realised they don’t want more of the same backlash they got from their previous Harry-shaming antics at Remembrance Sunday, not because Harry threw a royal tantrum.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      BRF/courtiers think that by decreeing “no one wears uniforms” this somehow “fixes” the problem. No, it exacerbates it. There’s a combat vet in our generation that they DELIBERATELY DISHONORED by not letting him wear his uniform at the funeral of his gpa, ANOTHER COMBAT VET. Randy Andy’s cosplay tribute to Uncle Pedo the Admiral is just a sidebar tbh.

      In trying to create “less” drama, they actually made *more* drama.

      But after the Cenotaph Remembrance Wreath Incident, did anyone really think they were going to let Harry wear a uniform, that he served in, and deserved to wear as the ONLY member of the BRF to see combat in his generation?

      Addendum:
      It’s a fact that Harry wanted to serve on the front lines to get away from the intrusive media/”invisible contract”.
      It’s also a fact someone(s) in his family hate his popularity and tried to get him killed in his 1st tour by leaking his location to the press.

      These two facts do not live in isolation. It shows a pattern of behaviour towards Harry and his service both by the BRF and the press. No one ever treated the Crown Prince of Denmark like this when he decided he wanted to be a frogman.

      • Ann says:

        Wow, seriously? That’s shocking, if true. More shocking than any of the other s**t that has happened. Were they trying to get him killed, or just recalled from the active war zone because his bravery made the leaker look bad?

        I don’t want to use anyone’s suffering as entertainment, because I am sure this has caused Harry a lot of suffering, but I hope some day to find out what really happened because this all deserves to be outed.

      • Jaded says:

        @Ann – somehow Harry’s whereabouts in Afghanistan were leaked to the Drudge Report and from there to all other media. The Drudge Report initially said it had taken the information from a story in an Australian women’s magazine, ‘New Idea’, although it later claimed a “world exclusive”. Whoever leaked it could very well have caused his death and he had to be rushed out of active service and sent home to fly a desk.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      Oh, they’re screaming in the Heil that William may not be able to ‘forgive’ Harry. Ultimate gaslighting: it’s like Alice through the Looking Glass.

      • Midnight@theOasis says:

        Harry is gonna RUN not walk to get back to California after this funeral. The BM and courtiers can’t help but pull the same dumb $hit and throw Harry under the bus to shield other members of the BRF.

      • HeatherC says:

        They keep pulling this crap, we may see Harry not even wait for a plane. He’s going to swim home just to get away from the ever increasing toxicity!

  6. Sofia says:

    Apparently The Telegraph said something like “The Telegraph understands that a debate as to whether Harry and Andrew can wear uniforms would be seen as an embarrassment to the royal family because they’re the only ones who actually served” or something like that. I wonder if that’s the REAL reason but the BRF is allowing it to be spun as “Harry threw a tantrum!” in order to save their own face.

    Anyways I think suits are best. It’s not a state funeral anyways.

    • Becks1 says:

      If that was the issue (which is something we’ve been saying here) – then it tells me that SOMEONE there at the palace has the tiniest sense of optics and realizes how bad it would look for the royals to be all decked out while Harry and Andrew are in suits.

      • Cecilia says:

        Or they’ve just been going through twitter. Which is what I suspect

      • JT says:

        This is the real reason. Once again they are making it about Harry “feeling humiliated” and demanding to wear his uniform, when it’s Andrew who was bitching about it. Why they felt the need to lie about Harry again, instead of just saying no uniforms because the queen said so is just another reason why he stepped down. They are always using him to cover up bad press. Andrew was making the spectacle here and they would all look ridiculous standing next to Harry.

      • Myra says:

        That’s the closest thing to the truth. At least one of them had half a brain during their great debate. See when you do something out of spite, you fail to consider the consequences down the line. Certainly Andrew wasn’t making it easier for any of them. I have a feeling he would have still turned up in his Admiral uniform even if they would have told him not to.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      Creating a false moral equivalence between Andrew’s rape of a trafficked minor and Harry standing up for his wife is not only intolerably vile, it tells you a lot about the psychopathy of those writing for the right wing tabloids.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      “Anyways I think suits are best. It’s not a state funeral anyways.”

      @Sofia – I must admit that the only downside to “no uniforms” is not getting to see Vice Admiral Sir Timothy James Hamilton Laurence in full military dress. That man can really rock a uniform!

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Someone has been reading the Royal bashing on Twitter as others have said. It was loud and growing. Somewhere there is one courtier with an ounce of sense. It will be destroyed soon enough. But if they think this makes them look better? Nope it emphasizes that they were gonna play dress up and punish the one veteran for marrying a black woman. It looks so so bad. Throwing him under the bus again looks so so bad. He will come for Liz’s funeral…but honestly when his dad passes and Will is running the show? Maybe send flowers and morn privately

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “Somewhere there is one courtier with an ounce of sense. It will be destroyed soon enough.”

        Were you referring to the destruction of the ounce of sense or the destruction of the complete Courtier? Anything is possible with the Windsor family.

      • Lady D says:

        I was going with the oz of sense being destroyed, myself.

  7. Becks1 says:

    This was always the best option, and I think it had a lot more to do with Andrew than with Harry TBH. They could have let Harry wear his regiment’s uniform with special permission as I’m understanding it, so he could have worn that. Andrew is the bigger problem, especially if he was arguing about a vice admiral vs admiral uniform.

    Also, I know Philip had lots of honorary positions and medals etc – but something about honoring a World War II veteran who saw combat with his family wearing unearned uniforms and medals just felt “off” to me, ESPECIALLY because there are going to be military representatives there.

    • Millenial says:

      Yeah, the British papers are spinning this to make it seem like Harry threw a tantrum – I highly doubt it, he knew going in he would not be wearing his military uniform and I highly doubt he would make a fuss at his great grandfather’s funeral. He just wants to get home to his family.

      I think this has everything to do with Andrew making a fuss.

      Anyways, what they haven’t yet realized is Harry is completely willing to clear the air. He won’t let them trash him anymore without saying something.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        He is in town for one week and they throw him under the bus. Ask Elton John to send his jet Harry. Get out of there ASAP after the minister says Amen. These people are nuts and those are the nice ones. The rest are pathological

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Becks1, I agree that having the military only in uniform is more respectful to Phillip.

  8. Aurora says:

    Kate always looks more interested in Harry than her own husband.

  9. Seraphina says:

    I love this: The Duke of Sussex had faced the humiliating prospect…….more like remove The Duke of Sussex and insert Prince Andrew.
    My question is that since this is a funeral and is somber there is no pomp – thus no military uniforms; unlike weddings and such which are celebrations and EVERYONE gets dressed up like peacocks. Or is the decision not typical for Royal funerals?
    No, I think far too much credit is given to the Courtiers to say someone saw how badly the optics would shine on the racists royals.
    All that said, can’t wait to see Katie Keen.

    • Becks1 says:

      They all wore uniforms for the Queen Mother’s funeral in 2002, which is the nearest comparable event, and that was technically not a state funeral either although there was a lot of pomp.

      • Shoesnotblues says:

        But they didn’t for Princess Margaret in 2002 or for princess Diana in 1997. So clearly, it is possible and not really that unusual.

  10. Cecilia says:

    Can the royals for once just focus on the task ahead instead of taking every opportunity to take cheapshots at harry? This is all rather classless

    Poor philip. His death has turned into an absolute circus because his family can’t stop being petty.

    • PEARL GREY says:

      “April 15, 2021 at 7:33 am
      Can the royals for once just focus on the task ahead instead of taking every opportunity to take cheapshots at harry?“

      @CECILIA

      No, they can’t. It is their usual MO to follow up every positive Sussex story with a negative one. They had to do something to steal Harry’s shine after he was universally praised for his tribute to Philip while the Other Brother was not, so this “everyone has to wear suits now because Harry threw a tantrum” story is an obviously timed attempt to derail his good press.

      • Cecilia says:

        @pearl grey. Im waiting to see when the windsors will wake up. Constantly throwing harry under the bus to safe everybody in that institution won’t end well for them. If harry had any thought of a reconciliation I sincerely hope that it has been evaporated. He has been there for less than a week to mourn his grandfather and he’s already being used as a scapegoat.

      • Cessily says:

        PH has not even been let out of quarantine yet! If they believe he is ranting and raving about a uniform they are ridiculous! (He isn’t the angry son) He is calling his wife and laughing with his son, thanking god he can leave soon..
        For all the British aristo snobbery against “being californianized” or “Hollywood”, they really should pay close attention to the pros between their “leaks” and laughable press releases you look like amateurs. The British tabloids and public do not want a reconciliation unless they dictate it and only after beating PH into submission. Truly sad that this is their example of honoring the young men and woman who fought in Afghanistan, reduce PH to a tantrum throwing child to protect a Prince who has sex with an exploited, trafficked child! Wonderful message to your veterans, better you left PH out of the narrative all together.

    • Miranda says:

      Now that he’s finally free from the never-ending clusterf–k that is the RF, one can only hope that Philip is sitting back and watching this all go down with a certain amount of “not my problem anymore!” glee.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Right. Hopefully the first thing he did was apologize to Diana and then look at this mess and say, look I don’t need to tell you our family is just awful. Let’s have a drink do they let you get drunk in heaven?

      • SurelyNot says:

        @ Liz – is it Heaven if they don’t? :)

  11. S808 says:

    That one brain cell they all share finally woke up. They definitely realized if they were all in their play uniforms with Harry in a suit they’d get rightfully dragged six ways to Sunday. I’m willing to get all the money in my bank account that Harry didn’t utter a word about it.

    It is funny that they made a big show of stripping his military titles and now the rest of them have been restricted in this instance as well. Pettiness comes back to bite huh?

    • mariahlee says:

      lol perfect comment

    • swirlmamad says:

      Ha — so true!!

    • sunny says:

      My first thought was did the crisis managers just start? No uniforms is the first smart thing these clowns have done in ages. The optics would have been terrible.

      However, the story angle is clearly the petty courtiers. I wonder if they were forced into the good decision but then used their ham-fists on communications angle.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I cannot believe that I am typing this but I am going to take up for QEII. I think this whole uniform controversy was nothing but made-up BS by British Tabloid Press lead by The Fail, The Scum and and The Slow which they played for all they could get out of it.

        Supposedly, as is my understanding from some book I read years ago, Philip left very detailed written instructions about what he wanted at his funeral which all dated back to the hoopla over the Queen Mum’s funeral which he found ridiculous. I am willing to bet there NEVER was any uniform controversy in QEII’s immediate circle of family & advisors. However, I could be wrong

        Also, I read today in Tatler that at least 3 German nephews and/or cousins (in that family you can be both a cousin & nephew at the same time) are definitely coming to Philip’s funeral.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        BayTampaBay, I agree with you. I stated in a post above, that I wondered about Andrew demanding anything. Fergie has been thrown under the bus by P*ss Morgan and now Andrew has. It goes without saying that Harry is included in the throwing. Are the BM looking for likely scapegoats to get clicks? The more the merrier in my opinion if it means less of the Sussex smears.

    • “ I’m willing to get all the money in my bank account that Harry didn’t utter a word about it.”

      I’m with you S808. This leaked “decision for them all to wear suits release” is about Andrew going to the press about his uniform and probably throwing a private tantrum when the Navy privately told the Firm, NO. The Queen once again having to step in and neutralize Andrew’s self-inflicted BS. I don’t think Harry gives a flying F-ck and I don’t think he’s even brought it up. I believe Harry knows who he is — in or out of uniform. He knows this “visit” is about honoring his grandfather.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Lowcounty Lady this comment is spot on. That one brain cell has got to be so tired.

  12. Michelle Connolly says:

    Just to say in all the UK reports I read, Andy didn’t want to just dress as vice-Admiral, he wanted the full Admiral dress he hasn’t yet been awarded. Which is even worse.
    They’re playing this is ‘humiliating for Harry’ but they’re the ones that would have looked pathetic. A bunch of non-veterans who never served playing dress up.

    • Becks1 says:

      And I think even the vice-admiral rank was unearned, right? The queen gave that to him for his 50th bday or something? (I’d have to look back at the story from yesterday.) So he wanted to wear an unearned rank even though he has also stepped back from royal duties (unwillingly, ha.) I can imagine the navy pushed back on that one.

      • Michelle Connolly says:

        Yes, you’re right – totally unearned. He was given Rear Admiral on his 50th, and Vice Admiral on his 55th, and was due Admiral on his 60th, but… Well he outed himself as a paedo and they decided not to award it til we all just forgot about that bit.

      • Sandy says:

        Andrew needs the branded uniform of a pedo-admiral. Maybe also carrying a large sign spelling NAMBLA. Or the UK equivalent at least 😂

        GOD I hate Andrew and the rest, minus h & m.

      • Bess says:

        I don’t understand how a person can be “promoted” when her or she hasn’t earned the rank. Andrew retired from the Navy. How can they keep promoting him when he doesn’t serve currently?

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Did Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence earn his rank? I believe he did and his final military promotion was right before he retired from active duty.

    • Cessily says:

      Why isn’t every British citizen with children especially teenage daughters Not protesting this crap?? Why isn’t the public outcry heard around the world?? Why is a tabloid press so untwined with the “Figureheads of State” ? Face it Britain is run the tabloid press and everyone who believes nameless sources gives power to lies.. and you sit back and are spoon fed their sh*t.. Not happy to be swearing before 9am!

      • AlpineWitch says:

        I agree, if the UK wasn’t run by the right wing tabloids, we wouldn’t have had Brexit either… Brits are incredibly resistant to change unless someone/something make them believe it’s unavoidable.

      • Waitwhat? says:

        Because the RF are an irrelevance to most of us. Yes, Andrew is a disgusting perv but the majority of people have been too busy trying to get through our third lockdown, homeschool our kids, keep or find jobs, make ends meet, and try not to catch Covid.

        It’s also worth remembering that while the rightwing press make a lot of noise, the number of readers is actually very small: The Mail has an average circulation of 1.3 million, The Sun of 1.4 million, and The Express of only 300,000. (That doesn’t include visitors to the websites, of course.) The population of the UK is over 65 million. It’s really a case of “he who shouts loudest gets heard.” This is not to say they don’t have way too much political influence -see the coverage of the Greensill-david Cameron lobbying scandal, for example – just that, a bit like Twitter, in many ways it’s a very small and insular space that’s not representative of the wider world.)

        Also I don’t think the Brits are unique in generally being resistant to change…

    • Yeah and I remember a year ago when he threw a fit when the Navy shut down that honorary “full admiral ceremony” and told the firm it was not going to happen. Then Andrew changed the story to “him choosing to delay the ceremony.” Then there were the attempts to take over some of Harry’s stripped honorary military roles and those branches said no again. The military keeps shutting Andrew down and he is so spoiled he just keeps throwing a tantrum to get them to do what he wants. Ain’t going to happen, in my opinion.

      The Queen obviously failed to teach her man-child that NO means NO.

  13. Merricat says:

    Lol. Harry is the only one of that lot who DOESN’T have a reason to blush. What’s funnier is their hope that anyone would buy this spin.

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      So much for the big reconciliation. Harry’s a good man cause I would tell all those mofos to put it where the sun don’t shine.

  14. ThEHufflepuffLizLemon says:

    Well, I think this is a better look than having all the Petty Klan in un-earned dress uniforms and the veterans in suits. Blaming Harry is ridiculous, but what else is new?

    That said, can I draw everyone’s attention to a curious little sentence at the end of the excerpt?

    “[Andrew] was due to be promoted to Admiral in 2020 to mark his 60th birthday but chose to defer it until he resumes his official duties.” Which official duties do we think he’s going to try to resume? Getting paid dirty money all over the globe as an “ambassador”? Raping and assaulting teens? In the words of A’Whora from UKDR, “Disgusting, absolutely appaling!”

    • S808 says:

      He’ll never be able to slide back into royal work imo. Treatment compared to Harry aside, every time he’s seen there’s calls for him to speak to the FBI. The trial for Maxwell starts in July I think. I think the GP is way too passive when it comes to the royals but there’s no way folks will stand for him resuming normal life. He should just stay under his mom’s skirt while she’s still here.

      • Cecilia says:

        You are right in your assessment that andrew could never go back to royal work but i think its important to acknowledge that if it were solely up to the queen, she totally would let him. Regardless of what the public thinks of him.

  15. Woke says:

    I think they asked Harry to wear his uniform to soften the blowback from Andrew wearing it too and he refused.
    That or they were testing the waters with Andrew,they saw the negative reactions and pulled back.

    • JT says:

      I think it was testing the waters with Andrew and they realized how f*cking dumb it would look. They were already getting dragged and it was Harry who was coming up roses in the dust up. Most people were saying what we were saying here: that they would look ridiculous in the little dress up uniforms.

    • Chrissy (The Original) says:

      I think you could be right. As hard as it must be for him not being allowed to wear his uniform, he’s choosing to focus on honouring his Grampa rather that participating in the ridiculous Cosplay his family was focusing on.

    • Snuffles says:

      Maybe Harry didn’t even bring his uniform. Because he assumed he would only be allowed to wear a suit. Because, you know, The Firm in all their wisdom thought it a great idea to strip him of all of his titles.

      He probably brought one nice suit and one pair of nice dress shoes only. The rest of his clothes is his usual jeans and t-shirt.

      • Totally agree Snuffles. I doubt he even packed a uniform. Funny how none of them know what Harry does or is doing, saying or not saying. So certain members of the RF all just leak their brain fart lies and the 🐀Rota just embiggens them or makes them up themselves. Then they all have to self correct as it plays out. Like a game of musical chairs where a chair keeps getting removed. Meanwhile Harry just goes humming along living his best life and putting his name to whatever he officially chooses to say to a professional journalist or via his official spokesperson. In the military they would call the RF / Media cosplay a clusterF-ck! What 🤡🤡.

      • PrincessK says:

        I would imagine that all of Harry’s uniforms are in Frogmore or storage in the UK.

    • February-Pisces says:

      I think testing the waters makes sense. But to isolate harry in a plain suit would have caused a hell of a lot of blow back. The Nonse of York, wanted by the FBI gets to play dress up, but the prince who protected his wife from racism is punished and singled out. Not to mention how disrespectful it is to actual service men and women who have risked their lives in the queens honour. It would have only highlighted how pathetic their honorary titles are dressing up wearing medals they didn’t even earn.

    • KW says:

      nobody was testing the waters. Come on. We have all seen Andrew on that interview. He’s entitled, arrogant, lying sack of shit. As soon as his dad passed, he ran straight to the media to start up his comeback. Obviously his father had some harsh words for a spoiled idiot and he did as he was told like some sulky spoiled son of a bitch. Then he thought with his father out of the way he’d be back. And I think somebody had to intervene between the queen and monarchy because this story was leaked on purpose to stop the Queen and Andrew from possibly destroying this monarchy once again. This asshole, Andrew, is an opportunist, as most sex offenders are. My only wish is that he was put on that sex offenders’ list because then he wouldn’t be able to be around any children ever again, including his grandchildren. He makes me sick and for them to use Harry as a shield for this pedo, well, if I were Meghan over in sunny Cali, I would be calling up Gayle with some spectacular leaks …. I would not be happy if these poisonous snakes were comparing my husband to the Pedo in Charge. NO DAMN WAY.

      • Cessily says:

        One thing we have learned from H&M is that they do not fly off the handle and do not leaks information.. That said I think the interview was their story given calmly, well thought out, and gracious for everything they endured. It was also their line in the sand that they were not going to let the lies and leaks continue to attack their character. Well now you have 2 working private citizens who rely on their character and reputation for their living.. I except that the professionals they surround themselves with are already on this.. the BRF and the Firm are not dealing with “scapegoat” Harry anymore.

  16. Snuffles says:

    How many days, hours, staff and wrought tabloid articles did it take to make this obvious decision? Such pointless protocol hell. Such pointless debate.

    These idiots keep reminding Harry why he left.

    • Lizzie says:

      The gold standard advisors didn’t see this coming when they told the queen to ban him from wearing his uniform and his grandpa was 99 y/o? They created the entire situation in order to be petty. Someone, i don’t know who, finally looked past the dm and realized the rest of the world would judge them harshly.

  17. Phoenix says:

    Yes, karma is a b*tch!

  18. Miranda says:

    I really, really do not understand why anyone would think that those who haven’t served (PROPERLY served) should have any “right” to wear the uniform. How is that not the same as, like, a celebrity who earns an honorary doctorate insisting on being addressed as “Dr.”?

    • Melissa says:

      My understanding is that some of them have two military ranks — honorary and from time served. Some, like Anne, just have the honorary titles.

      I don’t see how anyone could have denied Harry wearing his Captain’s uniform as it is from his time in service. Having said that, I doubt that Harry has made a big deal either way, I am sure he was prepared either way with his attire, he came to honor his Grandfather and not play silly games.
      I don’t understand how anyone decides who has ‘properly served’ unless you are telling Veterans the world over that their service doesn’t count unless it fell into a combat situation or the narrow parameters set by a gossip blog.

      Last note: I hope it was Charles that leaked the Andrew wanting to play Admiral story.

      • Miranda says:

        By “properly”, I just meant “not honorarily”. I see that I could’ve been clearer about that, but I meant no disrespect to those who served in non-combat situations, and I truly apologize that it came across that way. I have to admit, even though my fiance is a Navy vet, there is a lot that I don’t understand about the armed forces, and I realize that I should think before I try to talk about these things.

        (Also, I have to say that this is one of the reasons I come here: The commenters are so much more civil than on other sites. I very much appreciate that you corrected me without being rude or condescending.)

      • notasugarhere says:

        In the UK there are rules governing when a veteran can wear their earned uniform. Their medals, less so, but the uniform itself, yes. In many cases, they have to apply to MOD for permission for each specific event.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “The commenters are so much more civil than on other sites. I very much appreciate that you corrected me without being rude or condescending”

        @Miranda – This is just the way we conduct ourselves here; sharing, laughing and educating each other because it is the behavior Celebitchy demands. This is one of the best sites on the internet no doubt.

      • Melissa says:

        @ Miranda – hi, just getting back home! No worries, I too love that we can talk about a wide variety of things around here with mutual respect.

        I think sometimes we get in a frenzy of tearing folks down and don’t realize that there are others not in the public eye that may feel uncomfortable with the assertions. There is almost always the vein of who is a ‘real’ Veteran and who isn’t on these William vs Harry threads and it sucks.

        Please thank your fiancé for his/her service for me.

  19. Alexandria says:

    Some common sense (after reading Twitter) but still ruthless I see, throwing Harry under the bus when he has said nothing about his uniform unlike no sweat Andrew. How do you feel punk? This family 🙄

  20. Yoyo says:

    I bet Harry can’t wait to leave Shutter Island, this proves the queen is a bitter woman, her pedo darling stamped his feet and demanded to wear the Admiral medal in uniform, but instead of saying no, she stopped the other three posers from wearing uniforms,
    Harry must be having a bit chuckle at the going ons at the firm.
    Back in the S I less than a week and is thrown under the bus already, along with the letter from William, Montecito is looking perfect now.

  21. mariahlee says:

    Jeez, if Harry had any doubts about his decision to leave over the last week, I’m sure they’ve been quelled now. There less than a week, and they’re already throwing him under the bus. And to think he’s been through this scapegoating most of his life.

    • JT says:

      This would have been the ice bath needed. They just couldn’t let sleeping dogs lie and had to throw him under the bus again. Right after The Dumber Brother’s ridiculous statement. This was not about Harry at all and I’m betting he didn’t give a f*ck one way or the other about the uniforms. Most real vets are very low key about their service and don’t need to prove themselves to everyone. This is the commonwealth procession all over again. Harry allegedly throwing a tantrum about not walking, so they all “decided to sit down” when they realized the optics of that day. Always lying to protect the others, instead of telling the truth about Harry. Isn’t that what Meg said? I bet he can’t wait to go home.

      • Cecilia says:

        I just can’t understand why it always has to be harry, which could have been their strongest asset. If the family needs a scapegoat andrew is literally right there and its relatively easy to make him into a villain. I understand that he’s the queens fave but if a scapegoat is needed for the survival of that god awful institution and protection of the heirs than andrew would be the easier choice.

      • Lady D says:

        Charles protects the corrupt deviant over his own child. The son he knows he has done great wrong to, he continues to harm.

      • TeamMeg says:

        @Cecilia You make sense. They are senseless. Andrew’s reputation is unsalvageable in the mind of anyone who thinks it’s NOT okay for adult men to lust after teenage girls, act on that lust, and support child sex trafficking rings. Clearly there are many people in the world who have no problem with any of that, which is why such things exist. Shame on Elizabeth here—she should have publicly disowned PA. For anyone to blame Harry for anything is just pathetic.

      • swirlmamad says:

        @Lady D, the sad part is they are both his children, but Charles continually defaults to the one who is in the wrong. He had no sense of discipline when they were children, why on earth would he try to rein W in now?

  22. Aurora says:

    Unpopular opinion alert: Harry should have stayed home. He had compelling reasons not to go: Pandemic, variants of Covid raging, heavily pregnant wife and toddler, quarantine periods upon arrival to destination and back home.

    I get Harry loves his grandpa but I imagine Meghan is more stressed out by his “prodigal son” return to home than he is. Thousands of people had to forgo funerals for loved ones that didn’t involve traveling internationally in a pandemic. I think Harry could have survived not attending the ceremony. Instead he’s giving his awful family one more opportunity to demean him publicly and nourishing a hungry tabloid pack that regularly feeds on his wife.

    • Lucylee says:

      💯

    • Miranda says:

      I’m actually with you that Harry should’ve stayed home for COVID reasons alone. I just can’t support international travel at a time like this. But that aside, I think this is an act of defiance on Harry’s part. He wants to show his family and the BM that they can’t intimidate him or his wife anymore. There’s really not much they can say or do to him or Meghan that would be more hurtful than what’s already gone down.

    • Woke says:

      Regardless of the situation, if we remove all those layers, it’s simply a grandson mourning his grandfather and coming to pay his respect.

    • Melissa says:

      After the last two years no one should doubt that Harry and Meghan are doing what they feel is best for them, that includes going to his Grandfather’s funeral.

      I’m pretty sure he knew exactly how this would play out, press included and still decided to go. It is unlikely that either of them spend as much time parsing every scrap of news seeking offense as we do.

    • equality says:

      Funerals are for the living and, if the Queen asked him to attend, Harry would go.

    • whateveryousay says:

      Nope. That was his grandfather that he loves and I am sure he would have stayed home if he wanted to.

    • one of the Marys says:

      His return serves so many purposes I’m glad he came back. Meghan had valid reasons to stay home so Harry can do the heavy lifting of dipping his toe back in. It confirms for him so many of the reasons he left. On social media he’s coming out of it looking good. Most importantly I’d say he really wanted to say goodbye to his grandfather and by proxy perhaps goodbye to his old life.

      • swirlmamad says:

        Agreed — not only is he paying respects to the grandfather he loved and admired, but he is also ripping off the band-aid for BOTH his and Meghan’s sakes. As per usual, he is the chivalrous husband who is going into battle to shield his wife and taking all the arrows and bullets the BM was sure to rain down. He’s completely taken the wind out of the sails of a potential return for the statue unveiling.

    • Gabby says:

      Aurora, I think that by attending this funeral, Harry has excused himself from the pressure to appear at future, much worse, royal events. This is a get out of jail free card. He can now quietly excuse himself from the Diana statue unveiling, all future Trooping the Color, birthdays, coronations, and perhaps even the queen’s funeral. He is supporting Grandma at this event, but she certainly won’t need his support at her own send-off.

      And at the risk of sounding crass, I think the timing of this event worked out in Harry and Meghan’s favor. Meghan was able to stay home. The British public and media is shut out and everyone will be distant and wearing masks, thus depriving the tabloid media of getting their “money shot” photos.

      • swirlmamad says:

        I agree that he can and will try to get out of all the events you mentioned above in future, with the exception of the Queen’s funeral. That is the one other event that he is sure to return to the UK for.

      • February-Pisces says:

        I think coming back now is a great excuse for him to not come back for a long time. He gets to say goodbye to his grandfather, meet eugenie’s baby, plus this may actually be the last time he sees the queen in person.

        He will miss all the trooping the colour events and probably won’t need to come back again until the queens funeral, and then Charles coronation which might not be for years.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      I have said that from the get go. This family rewards his kindness with continued daggers. He may want to go to his grandmother’s funeral, but boy howdy I would skip anything with his dad or others. Once Will is in charge he should morn in private. This mess is ridiculous. I am not a Phil stan, but he served Britain for 70 years and his rodent offspring have turned his funeral into a cosplay uniform circus Game of Thrones Comicon hell. Who among us would want to be part of this.

      • Dee Kay says:

        I upvote this description of “a cosplay uniform circus Game of Thrones Comicon hell.” Excellent phrasing there, @Liz.

    • Emily_C says:

      I agree with this. It’s his decision, obviously, and a tough one. But I think he should have stayed home.

  23. Merricat says:

    Harry doesn’t need a uniform. His commitment to veterans speaks for itself. Substance, not surface.

    • Chrissy (The Original) says:

      Yup! Servicemen know he has their back. They are as proud and supportive of him as he is of them. He also seems to be the only one in that family remembering the occasion should be about Philip and not bragging about undeserved uniforms.

    • Very well said, MERRICAT. ➕💯

  24. Cessily says:

    The tabloid press started this entire narrative to deflect from the pedo prince saying he was wearing his admiral uniform (my understanding is he was appointed Admiral by the Queen before he stepped back and retired from service, not stripped of service and patronage’s)
    Not once has PH or his known people said anything about him requesting to wear a uniform! This is 100% tabloid speculation and nameless palace leaks who lost the right to say anything regarding PH! He did not even tell the palace firm where he was staying so to think they know sh*t is laughable, we see you protecting your human trafficker and pedo prince..

    • Nina says:

      Wow. So mummy just made him an admiral for his birthday. Talking about topping other parents at gift-giving.

  25. Zappy says:

    Nope, they did this because they want to save their own asses. Harry has no problem if they banned him wearing his hard earned uniform. They are the one that look ridicolous.
    Finally they have some pr people with braincell lol

  26. Lemons says:

    Maybe the crisis managers sent a quick email to get them back on track. I’m honestly surprised they let the discussion get this far.

  27. S808 says:

    I’m interested to see how this decision plays out long term. If there’s ever an event Harry has to be at where they usually where uniforms to, are they going to continue to forgo the play uniforms to save themselves the dragging and to not look stupid? Instances like this should’ve been discussed before they decided to strip him.

  28. Sofia says:

    “Keen Guevara to be dressed up like a grief-stricken, sausage-curled Sgt. Pepper”?? OMG, Kaiser you just made my month!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • FancyPants says:

      Lololol she’s gonna be in that McQueen coat with all the buttons and the fake epaulettes. “Which one?” The black one. “Which black one?” Sigh…

      • Merricat says:

        Lol, they should ban Kate from wearing her faux uniforms, as well.

      • So, basically SOFIA, if Kate wears a brand new, military style coat — like we all think she will — future Keen Queen Kate will be the only senior royal in ‘UNIFORM’. …..I can just see it now…..can’t you?

    • Anners says:

      It was *chef’s kiss* perfection!!!

    • notasugarhere says:

      I’m thinking brand new, bespoke, expensive Diana cosplay.

      • Harper says:

        There are plenty of Diana-era funeral looks online. Will Kate go for the Lady Fermoy funeral look with the broad-rimmed hat, or perhaps the Gianni Versace look with the sleek black dress and pearl necklace? Kate and CarolE probably have a funeral Lookbook ready to go for Philip’s, the Queen’s, Charles’ and miscellaneous/accidental royal deaths that will have photographers present.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Harper
        Official guest list says no Middleton family member was invited.
        They certainly floated it as they always do.
        William doesn’t run this show.

  29. Amy Bee says:

    I really wanted Harry to be the only one in the suit. But this issue is going to arise again when the Queen dies. This week has probably confirmed for Harry that he made the right decision to leave.

    • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

      When TQ dies, it will be a full blown state funeral, and they ALL WILL wear uniforms. I would think for *that*, Harry will be allowed/given Military permission to wear his regiment’s uniform.

  30. Mina_Esq says:

    Surely Kate will step in and dress up in some ridiculous military-inspired McQueen monstrosity…

  31. ABritGuest says:

    Not convinced that being a smaller not state funeral during a pandemic, that uniforms were a serious consideration as opposed to black suits like Margaret or Diana’s funerals.

    I wonder if they were using this event to float Andrew getting his delayed admiral promotion, ready to be seen in uniform for whatever slimmed down Trooping event they come up with & him as a new companion for the queen. That’s why they had Andrew do a speech at the church on Sunday and had article about the queen not being alone.

    However, seeing the backlash online I think the palace then used opportunity to throw Harry under the bus& make the queen look like a gracious, decisive leader& caring grandma by stating it would be suits only so Harry isn’t embarrassed. Win win

  32. Carnivalbaby says:

    This entire debacle is hilarious. TRF and the British Media wanted to make the Sussexes look as bad as possible, they wanted Harry to FEEL the pain of his decision to step back. But at times like this it will come back to bite them in the ass more than ever. They never needed to strip him of his military titles to begin with. And it shows up the farce that is the RF more than ever. Shame on them.

  33. Red Weather Tiger says:

    I hope ol’ Brenda realizes what a mess she made when she decided she had to punish war-veteran Harry. The dress uniformed chickens have come home to roost, and someone either needs to reinstate him, or nobody ever wears those costumes again.

    Also, Andrew can piss off.

  34. swirlmamad says:

    I love how they’re framing it that the decision came down to “sparing Harry embarrassment”….oh, and as an aside, it MIGHT not be a good look to let Andrew prance in there in military dress. Messy, messy, messy.

    • Indiesr says:

      And there you have it. They knew it would look bad and have people talking.

    • Thanks for that clip EQUALITY. It was excellent. I especially think he nailed it when he said it was all about Andrew saying, but mummy I want to dress up in my Admiral Uniform. 🤦🏻‍♀️😂

  35. Shawna says:

    I’m shocked that the queen made a sensible decision!

  36. Mina_Esq says:

    How kind of them to be mindful of the embarrassment that “Harry” would feel LOL Well, at least they figured this one out before making a huge mistake.

  37. Jolie says:

    Given that this is effectively a private funeral (although broadcast I know) and not a state occasion, I wouldn’t have thought uniforms would have been worn anyway. The press are just stirring the pot.

    • Waitwhat? says:

      I agree – it prompts heaps of commentary and gives the columnists something to opine about, which they probably need as the Royals aren’t out and about this week. As @BayTampaBay said above, Philip may well have specified no uniforms in his instructions, especially given that he didn’t want lots of fuss. I mean, his coffin’s arriving in a Land Rover!

  38. Jackson says:

    I have a legit question. If the other male royals were doing cosplay in unearned costumes for the funeral, why wouldn’t Harry then be perfectly justified to wear his legit earned dress uniform? Isn’t that still a thing to do at state or ‘nearly state’ funerals and celebrations? How on earth would an unearned costume be more freaking ‘appropriate’ than an earned dress uniform?
    Whatever the answer, I’m guessing Harry just said whatever the Queen wants is fine.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Andrew and Harry are the only combat veterans. Charles and William skipped around in the military and are veterans too, just not combat ones. They have both the uniforms they earned AND their cosplay honourary ones (except Harry’s was removed). Edward, Anne, and possibly Sophie have unearned ones.

      The MOD has rules governing when veterans are allowed to wear their dress uniforms. Harry likely could have worn his earned uniform with specific permission from MOD.

  39. Lizzie says:

    This will come back to bite the rf again in a few years at the next funeral. Stripping Harry of military honors was the worst decision on many levels. Notice they haven’t been given to anyone else desipte the trial baloons of Anne and The Other Brother. I think the military brass has a lot to say and they don’t like that Harry was pushed out.
    Philips funeral gave them a chance to at least apper regal, all the men in military uniforms, Philip’s love of his time in the military and his service in WWII. But no, the need to appease the dm rises above all else.
    THe downfall of the monarchy won’t be at the feet of Harry but rather the monarchy’s slavish devotion to the dm.

  40. Rachel says:

    Any person who has ACTUALLY served in the military KNOWS the dishonor is not Harry’s!!

  41. Lowrider says:

    It’s so gross the BRF is selling this funeral on the back of wether Harry will wear a uniform or will Harry reconcile with the other brother.

    No one seems to really care about the funeral. Even Betty went back to her regular schedule. I wonder if she was one of the complainers to BBC and the wall to wall coverage. A penny for her thoughts.

  42. Jeanette says:

    Kate always looks at Harry as though “All you have to do is ask…”

  43. Jeanette says:

    Kate always looks at Harry as though “All you have to do is ask…”

  44. Over it says:

    Sargent pepper Kaiser? Why must you make me snort laugh so often? Lololol. In that picture with sergeant pepper, I think she forgot she has a husband the way she is panting for Harry. And of course Harry is the only one that was unbothered, he unlike the rest earned his medals and the right to wear a uniform

  45. Chartreuse says:

    The finally saw the optics?
    Everyone, even seemingly smart people, know the right wing tabloid talking points. Even after mocking the tabloids. It’s still all about meghan.

  46. Gabby says:

    The BM is attacking Harry for this with barely a word about Andrew demanding to dress in an Admiral’s costume. My bet is that Harry didn’t say a word and had been resigned to wearing a suit to the funeral from the beginning. My next bet is that Liz was probably all ready to capitulate to Andrew’s demand, until the courtiers running the show panicked about how bad the RF would look with all the posers in military costume showing up the one who so famously served in combat. The world is watching and they know it. And they know the world is not nearly as anti-Sussex as Britain.

    So now Harry is getting dragged in the media for something Andrew did, and does the RF step in to tell the BM to back off? No, they can’t, can they? That invisible contract thing.

    They should have just let all the others play dress up while Harry wore suit (and a California tan). Fuck it, why stop at Admiral with Andrew? Let him dress as the highest rank the Navy has. It would be the most accurate and honest depiction of the RF possible.

  47. one of the Marys says:

    I’m glad the Navy leadership pushed back if that’s at all accurate. I like that they won’t be dragged into this mess and allow their organization to be used and belittled.
    On a completely different question, do people in the know think that the PR for the various senior royals are paying attention to this site? Assuming that monitoring the internet and social media is part of the job, is this site on anyone’s radar?

    • February-Pisces says:

      One of the royal reporters has tweeted kaiser so she must be aware. I think it was Emily Andrews. I assume they do, but for some reason still turn a blind eye to what people actually think of the Keens. I mean even if they don’t see this site, they still see twitter and all the tweets about how racist they look, and they still carry on with the same racist approach.

      • Pilly says:

        I don’t think the BM are too worried about the opinions of the maybe 100 people that comment on the BRF stories on celebitchy. I‘d say they’d pay more attention to the 1000’s of comments on other sites that have a different view. Also, social media has plenty of people that aren’t fans of the sussexes, it’s just that people tend to read and comment on threads that reflect their opinions.

  48. Amelie says:

    They’re framing this around Harry and his military titles that were taken away to save face but the root of the problem is Andrew. Yes, he served in the Falkland Wars, whatever that means. But his service is completely overshadowed by his association to Epstein and the fact he he saw no issues being friends with a pedophile and using his services. The British tabloids are ignoring this fact but social media isn’t and these days social media is more powerful when it comes to scandal and gossip. Someone (probably Charles) saw Andrew trying to use his father’s death as a way to reintroduce himself to public life and is shutting this down by saying no one can wear military uniforms to get the point across to Andrew. Charles doesn’t want the conversation around his father’s funeral to be about why Harry can’t wear a military uniform while Andrew can and also doesn’t want it to become about the fact that Andrew shouldn’t be allowed to wear one because of his alleged crimes. The focus will be on Harry of course but this move is designed to punish Andrew and a message to him that he is still persona non-grata in public life. His presence at the funeral is unavoidable but Charles doesn’t want him to pull focus. And really, this was the only solution to that. So I’m on board with this.

  49. Sandra says:

    Andrew: Mummy! If I can’t play dress up at daddy’s funeral party, than noooobody can! Do tell them that they can’t, mummy!

  50. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Andrew will show up in uniform anyway???

  51. aquarius64 says:

    The clownery at this funeral!!! Apparently someone with a functioning brain cell realized the bad optics and the online backlash is doing more damage to the BRF than Harry supposedly has done.

  52. Jazz says:

    The RF really, really miscalculated this. Everyone is now side eyeing the Queen because of the obvious cover up of Pedo Andrew. Looking at Twitter replies of the times, guardian, daily mirror, etc. People are really calling then out for pushing Harry under the bus and clickbait to blame Harry for something that the RF wants covered up.

    • Ginger says:

      I do like how many people are not falling for it and are calling the British media and RF out.

  53. Mamasan says:

    I know its awful, but I hope a fist fight breaks out between the brothers at the funeral. You know what they say, it ain’t a family do unless the cops show up.😂😂

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      @Mamasan:
      Been to one of my family gatherings, eh????? 😎

    • Alexandria says:

      I hope not because I don’t think Harry wants to be part of a scene, when the focus is on his grandpa. He is not that type of person. There are so many selfish people in the BRF, he’s not one.

  54. Murphy says:

    Andrew was the one who put up a fight about this but now the Queen is doing this “for Harry”, ok.

  55. emu says:

    off topic but I like that dress Kate is wearing in that pic

  56. Jaded says:

    Between the cover photo of TOB in unearned Stalinesque military regalia and Andrew’s tantrum throwing about not being made full Admiral for no bloody reason, the BRF has yet again made utter fools of themselves and Harry’s like “hold my beer”.

  57. FancyHat says:

    Between this and the new details about the funeral where Harry and William won’t be walking side by side or sitting together per the Queen, it sure seems like she’s had it with William.

  58. Isabella Saxon says:

    All wore suits at Diana funeral. Look at Prince Harry and others in back of coffin

    • ennie says:

      He was very young and diana was not a former military person, and regardless, her protocolary importance was diminished.

  59. Lizzie says:

    CNN lays the uniform issue with Andrew. It also says Peter will walk between Harry and the other brother. LOL.

    • equality says:

      I don’t see how they could walk closely anyway. They are all in separate households so should be maintaining a social distance. I guess, poor Peter is feeling very fortunate. It may be also to not get so many articles over-analyzing every move. And, as someone pointed out on social media, they didn’t walk side-by-side at Di’s funeral either.

  60. Coco says:

    All males in attendance have also been forbidden from sweating during the service, so Andrew doesn’t feel left out.

  61. Lowrider says:

    Andy and Fergie are in bed with the British tabloids, that’s why they are not being attacked. Harry is not a coward and can’t be bought for good publicity.

  62. PixiePaperdoll says:

    It says the men won’t be wearing any uniforms. Does that mean Anne can show up in her full regalia? I would enjoy that very much.

  63. A Guest says:

    The BRF and the BM have turned what was supposed to be a dignified, quiet funeral into quite the clusterf##k.

    The poor man cannot even be remembered as Prince Consort, Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather at this point. It’s all about who’s wearing what, who’s talking to whom, who’s not there and so forth.

    These people should be ashamed of themselves.

    Everyone except the rabid haters are still dragging the BRF and BM to hell and back on Twitter.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Absolutely! It has been turned into a horrible fashion Game of Thrones match. Disrespectful to Phil and this is what every consort has to look forward too. Run Harry Run

  64. Well Wisher says:

    Andrew’s pomposity has finally created a good unintended consequence – Bill’s futile attempt to embarrass his brother and gloat that he took away the military titles.
    The end result is no one gets to play dressup. None of this nonsense has anything to do with Harry. While Bill no longer has Harry’s trust, he has lost control in all aspects of Harry’s life. There are boundaries firmly in place. I do not believe that Bill would ever give up trying to regain that unearned position. I sincerely hopes that he and his enablers, the tabloid press, fails on every attempt.
    At the end of the day Harry is a human being and that alone should be enough for him to have and maintain his dignity.
    Bill needs to be corrected, for the sake of the rest of the family. Prince Charles has the unenviable task to sort this out. He owes it to his son, Harry.

  65. Tessa says:

    What really bothers me is how some on social media make Harry “worse” than Andrew. Which is ridiculous since Andrew has been wanted by the FBI for questioning. He clearly was friends with two criminals, Epstein and Ghislane Maxwell. this really annoys me. Harry did nothing wrong.

  66. Tessa says:

    What really bothers me is how some on social media make Harry “worse” than Andrew. Which is ridiculous since Andrew has been wanted by the FBI for questioning. He clearly was friends with two criminals, Epstein and Ghislane Maxwell. this really annoys me. Harry did nothing wrong.