Prince Harry isn’t allowed to wear a military uniform to the veterans’ gala in NYC

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Remember the kerfuffle in the days leading up to Prince Philip’s funeral service, all about which men would get to wear their military uniforms? The original funeral plan was to allow Prince William, Prince Charles, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew to all wear the ceremonial dress uniforms and that Prince Harry would not be “allowed” to wear his. Harry is the only royal man of his generation to serve in war, but he married a Black American woman so of course he has to be continuously punished and denied his right to even wear the uniform of his rank in retirement. Anyway, at the time, I argued that Andrew and the rest of them should just go ahead and wear their uniforms because it would look like what it is: petty, useless military drag compared to Harry’s actual service. Weird that at the end of the day, the Queen said that no one could wear their uniforms! I’m reminded of all of that again because apparently Harry is not allowed to wear any of his dress uniforms to Wednesday night’s Salute to Freedom gala in New York.

Prince Harry will not be allowed to wear military uniform when he hands out awards to war heroes next week. The Duke of Sussex, 37, will be attending the Salute to Freedom gala on a warship in New York on November 10 where he will present five medals.

Despite serving two tours in Afghanistan with the Army, the veteran will not be able to wear his uniform at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum as he was stripped of his honorary titles. Harry was stripped of his role as Captain-General of the Royal Marines – handed down to him by his grandfather Prince Philip, as part of the final deal for him and Meghan Markle, 40, to step back as front line royals.

He will have to instead wear black tie at the gala, but Harry will be able to pin his four medals on the suit.

It was reported prior to the announcement of the final ‘Megxit’ deal in February that Prince Harry had hoped to keep the titles. And he is said to have asked the Queen about the possibility, in what was described as a half-in-half-out role. But such a plan was vetoed and the title was taken back, along with his role as Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Honington in Suffolk and Commodore-in-Chief Small Ships and Diving, Royal Naval Command.

[From The Daily Mail]

Yeah. It’s still f–king bonkers that he isn’t allowed to wear the dress uniform of the rank which he earned in his ten years in the Army, which was Captain. He should be able to wear his captain’s dress uniform to these kinds of events and I don’t understand why the Queen would have the ability to stop him from doing just that. But anyway, it doesn’t matter. I doubt Harry is all that upset at this point, although of course it stings. He loved the Army. He loves honoring military men and women and veterans. He loves working with veterans groups. And they tossed him away because Baldemort was seething with jealousy.

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  1. Maria says:


    The comments make my blood boil.

    • If it’s any consolation, those likes on the comments aren’t real. The real comments are the ones that have equal likes and dislikes. The bots stop counting likes and and upload a bunch of dislikes. You can tell because on less popular articles the replies that are pro-Sussex are a lot higher green than red.

      • Maria says:

        Oh yes, it’s definitely manipulated. But so gross and infuriating! Serves me right for clicking, lol.

  2. Amy Bee says:

    It doesn’t sting for this event. He wore a suit the last time he attended the Intrepid Awards. This is a non-story and just an attempt by the Daily Mail to get clicks. Plus this has nothing do with the British military so he wouldn’t be expected to wear a uniform.

    • Chica1971 says:

      Which just draws attention to RF who never served and have lots of metals!

      • ArtHistorian says:

        It also draws attention to the fact that Andrew (who is no longer a working royal) still has all his honorary military positions and that the Queen’s staff put pressure on the regiments that wanted to ditch him.

    • Polo says:

      @amy yes I was gonna say the same thing. This is a non story that the daily mail created to again get clicks and engagement. He’s done a few of these type of events without wearing his uniform. But this is the DMs game.
      They will literally find any small story about Meghan and Harry to draw engagement for their advertising. It’s stupid.

    • ABritGuest says:

      Exactly this is a non story for the Fail & other tabloid readers to feel happy that Harry is being punished for leaving royal duties. They needed some type of rejection story after wreathgate last year especially as Harry has found another way to honour soldiers pre Remembrance Day with this Intrepid Gala. I’m sure the press& courtiers are seething that hes doing something like this this year.

      As a retired soldier he’s not allowed to wear uniform & had to get permission from the queen to wear the uniform from his unit for his wedding. When Harry last did an event at the Intrepid Museum he wore a normal suit so there was probably never an expectation he would wear military dress.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @ABritGuest: The outrage from the press, for doing his own Remembrance day observance, was because he refused to comply with the orders of the Palace and the press. As you said they want to him to be punished and humiliated for leaving the Royal Family. One of the Royal rota was even upset because Harry didn’t notify the press that he was going to do it. Their outrage was because they had no access to Harry.

      • Cece says:

        The Daily Fail has no real engagement without HM so they create stories when there is nothing new to say. For irrelevant people they sure are driving the train- straight out of Shelter Island. The remainders only end up being newsworthy only if you can connect dots or wishes back to HM.

      • Cessily says:

        Prince Harry was invited, in or out of uniform he is being welcomed.. The toy soldiers were not. It is just the beginning of great disappointment for the press and firm left behind. So glad the Duke and Duchess of Sussex now control their own destiny now far away from there.

    • Becks1 says:

      Those were my exact thoughts. I don’t think Harry ever thought he would wear a uniform to this event. It seems to be a non-story but I guess its another opportunity for the tabloids to talk about how Harry was stripped of his honorary titles.

    • Merricat says:

      It’s amazing that they don’t see that this makes them look bad, not Harry.

  3. Mac says:

    He should wear his uniform. He earned the right.

    • A says:

      You know, I think it just further highlights that the rest of his family cosplay soldiers practically all the time. It’s really rare for retired service members to wear their uniforms. But the BRF get these honorary positions that allow them to dress up as colonels and generals and admirals and parade around like they have committed the same sacrifices as the men and women who earned those ranks. That’s the absurd part. Harry’s being treated like a normal vet, which is correct.

  4. Brandy Alexander says:

    I’m confused – is this a British event taking place in New York?

  5. Laura-Lee MacDonald says:

    As a veteran who has former colleagues who met Harry in Afghanistan and have nothing but praise for him, this is frustrating. However, no retired member wears a uniform at Remembrance Day here in Canada – you are supposed to hand them back in upon leaving. A great suit and your medals is what you wear after serving. So Harry would fit in that way. It just highlights his family’s ridiculous ‘protocol’ and pettiness.

    • Lemons says:

      Thank you for this bit of info! So it sounds like the DM is just trying to generate clicks and the Royal Family who are dressing up are just wearing costumes.

    • TeamMeg says:

      Thanks—that is what I was wondering, and interesting to learn that a soldier “hands back in” their uniform after serving. I did not know that. This Gala sounds like a black tie event anyway, where people are expected to wear…black tie maybe? Such a non-story from the Fail.

      • Laura-Lee MacDonald says:

        Yes, the process is called “turning in your kit’, because the military needs their own language for everything. lol. I, um, kept my goretex sleeping bag cover. :/ Those things are expensive!! (I said I lost in on exercise and had already filed a lost kit report – don’t tell anyone, ok?) But the uniforms, yeah, I handed those back a little wistfully. The combats are so comfy. And have so many pockets!

      • TeamMeg says:

        @Laura-Lee your secret is safe with me! And thank you for your service. ❤️

    • Concern Fae says:

      This. My recollection from growing up in DC area is that ex-military only wore their dress uniforms at very specific military events. The BRF wearing them all the time is cosplay. Glad to see Harry moving to the real world norm.

    • Noki says:

      Yes thanks for the info,its good to know. The BM acts like Harry wants to dress up as Rambo any chance he gets.

    • betsyh says:

      Thank you for mentioning that your colleagues praised Harry. There are so many nasty comments out there that he did not actually do anything, that he was a soldier in name only.

    • Tris says:

      Excellent intel. So, all retired Forces members wear a suit with medals, not a uniform?

  6. ThatsNotOkay says:

    He looks better out of uniform—ahem—in a suit or black tie—than in that ridiculous ceremonial garb anyway. So their loss is our gain.

    And no doubt when the Queen passes, all bets are off. Unless Charles refrains from acting an ass and stripping Harry’s kids of their rightful titles.

  7. Rapunzel says:

    Okay, so I have a weird theory. I think maybe the uniform banning is to stop him from doing these events. Like, the rest of them don’t really care about military folks; they just love to get dressed and look impressive and won’t do those events without looking like they’re “in command.”

    So they banned the uniforms and medals in an attempt to keep Harry from doing these types of military events, but it doesn’t work because Harry cares more about the event than the uniform, and the Veterans love him no matter what he wears.

    This is more “congratulations, you played yourself” from the BRF.

    • Seraphina says:

      It may very well be the case since the BRF (I from here on out will add an A for ass and make it BaRF), BaRF is all about pomp and show. All peacocks. They probably never thought that Harry was actually fully invested in this and it was not about pomp and show.

    • Amy Bee says:

      Harry won’t be invited to any British military events for example Remembrance Day or D-day celebrations but there’s nothing to stop him from going to events affiliated to the military or any veteran events.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Amy Bee- yep, and I think the BRF stripped the titles from him in an attempt to lessen his desire to attend these types of events. Which didn’t work. And actually backfired.

    • Jay says:

      @rapunzel – It tells us a lot about how Harry’s family views their relationship to the military. They were so eager to strip him of his honourary positions and fancy uniforms, because that is what THEY value. They only like the parading around like peacocks with shiny medals from Gran, as well as the status and connections it confers, and they likely wouldn’t do these types of events otherwise.

      So yes, I agree, they probably thought Harry would stop doing or be less effective at these events without his titles, which shows how little they understand anything. I also think they were worried about him using them or making $$$ on them in some way, because that’s exactly what they would do!

  8. Seraphina says:

    Such pettiness. Should be a sign to all. A man who served 10 years. Who loved what he did and his “brothers” loved him back. If the BRF does this to their own – imagine what they do to others.

  9. TeamMeg says:

    Well, my initial question is did he want to wear his dress uniform in the first place? If this is a black tie event, perhaps his preference is to wear black tie (with the medals) anyway.

    That said, if he would prefer to attend the gala in uniform, it seems like he has every right to do so as a former soldier. If I were him, and I wanted to wear my uniform, I would be sorely tempted to do so anyway. Not the honorary rank costume that all royals sport, but his actual veteran-earned outfit, as suggested in the post.

    Whatever he ends up wearing, we do know one thing: Prince Harry will look HOT!

    • Amy Bee says:

      I doubt anybody going to be wearing a uniform at this event so the Daily Mail is off base here. If they look in their archives they would see that Harry wore a suit the last time he visited the Intrepid.

    • HeatherC says:

      The DM has no idea what he wants or doesn’t want. There are no sources close to the Sussexes (lol) that would do any business with them. But it’s hilarious when people (megxit) crow it as gospel, isn’t it?

  10. Eurydice says:

    If I’m remembering correctly, I don’t think any retired military can wear their full uniforms in public (it’s a military thing, not a RF thing) – they would be mistaken for active military. The only reason the rest of the RF can wear a uniform is because the Queen conferred the honor and their honor is still “active.” Harry is retired and his honors are no longer active, so he can’t wear a uniform.

    • Snuffles says:

      I think you are correct. My Dad is retired military and hasn’t worn his uniform in decades. Even when he went to a family friends officer promotion ceremony. Not even when my brother became an officer. Harry is retired from the military and therefore can’t wear the uniform anymore. It’s a military rule, not a royal decree.

      • Maria says:

        Obviously this is not a real issue for him because these events tend to just have suits anyway and yes, you don’t wear your uniform when retired. But it’s disgusting and cruel that these articles keep coming out to emphasize how ungrateful the man who served two tours is to his granny.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ @Maria, I’m sure you mean, ‘how ungrateful Harry’s granny is to him,’ despite his courageous military service, including two tours in Afghanistan.

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Eurydice: You’re right. Ex military don’t wear their uniforms, that’s only reserved for Royals and those with honorary military titles.

    • Becks1 says:

      that seems to align with what other people here with military experience have said – it just highlights how messed up the whole “Edward is active military! he gets to wear a uniform with all these medals and honors and awards!” thing is.

  11. Noki says:

    If i were the other royal men i would feel stupid wearing uniforms i didnt earn,they look ridiculous in their ceremonial attire.

    • Chaine says:

      they do. like a bunch of overgrown kids playing dress-up.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Agree. I’m not a fan of the royal ceremonial uniforms. They look like life sized Nutcrackers in them.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Oh my gosh!! They do!! Maybe when she is no longer KKWeen, Her Laziness could start her own home business, with Ma Meddleton, to sell full sized RF members in their “costumes” as a dress up party plan!! It would fit in with PP!!

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  12. Margaret says:

    Prince harry does wear a uniform well. However outside of that he has done more veterans in the uk, and in the US, as a royal, than any of the others. They parade with all of their fake medals, and ribbons, what a joke. If not prince harry, then whom amongst the others should wear uniforms?. That also includes anne.

  13. Colleen says:

    The US has rules about dress uniforms for retirees. It depends on your branch essentially.

    This is a dumb non story. Do retirees in the UK wear dress uniforms or is it just for the Royal Family to cosplay?

    • Ainsley7 says:

      It’s actually illegal for a person who isn’t actively in the military to wear a uniform in the UK. The royals who wear uniforms all have ceremonial roles. Retirees can get special permission for certain events like memorials and such. However, most wear a suit with their medals. They could have given him permission for Philip’s funeral if they really wanted to. That was more about Andrew’s tantrum than anything else. Harry used to wear a suit with his medals as a working royal after he left the military often unless it was something ceremonial. I don’t think he would have worn his uniform to this even if he was doing it as a working Royal.

      • Becks1 says:

        Remember the story that Andrew was just going ahead with his promotion to admiral and had ordered someone to start making his admiral uniform for the funeral lol? I think that’s why they shut down all uniforms for the funeral, Andrew was the issue, not Harry, because like you said H could have likely gotten permission for that event.

      • iconoclast59 says:

        @Ainsley7, is it really illegal? I’ve been to London only twice, but both times I remember seeing Chelsea pensioners out and about in bright red dress uniforms with medals. They weren’t at “certain events,” they were just going about their daily business. Or do Chelsea pensioners get special dispensation?

      • Colleen says:

        Thanks! So the DM is still on about the striped honors essentially 🙄

    • STRIPE says:

      Thanks for that. This is a non story. He is not active military therefor he shouldn’t/can’t wear a uniform..period. This is true for him and anyone else who is former military.

      We can say that it’s BS that he was stripped of his honorary titles, but he was. Now he is not active duty so he doesn’t wear a uniform. It’s not about the palace not “allowing” him to.

  14. Ariel says:

    So like- what is the punishment- what cards does the racist rich family hold.
    If he wore his uniform? What, they would clutch pearls?
    When the queen eventually dies they will tie it back to that exact moment Harry wore his uniform.
    They have no power. But apparently they still do have power over him. Which stinks.

    • Talia says:

      If he wears the uniform he would lose support among veterans (who currently do seem to support him) who know that only active duty military get to wear a uniform.

      The RF stripped him of his honorary posts which counted as ‘active service’ ludicrous as it sounds so under U.K. rules, as he is no longer serving he can’t wear uniform. It’s not the RF stopping him, it’s that they are no longer giving him special permission to do so.

      I can’t imagine he ever intended to wear uniform in the first place. As far as I can tell, he has never been someone who seeks special privileges in his military career because of who his family is.

  15. Sofia says:

    I honestly didn’t think this was a uniform wearing event. I thought it was a black tie gala so I didn’t expect him to wear a uniform. I know nothing about this event so sorry if I’m wrong.

    But according to posters above, since he’s retired, he can’t wear them anyway so this is an unnecessary story from the Fail.

  16. aquarius64 says:

    That was for the funeral in the UK. How can the BRF influence Harry’s dress at an AMERICAN event? I hope he wears his dress uniform at retirement at the event.

  17. Murphy says:

    Do all veterans get to wear their old uniforms whenever they want? That’s a genuine question, I don’t know.

    It sounds reasonable that for this event he would wear a regular suit plus his medals, I agree that this story was just click bait.

  18. Rapunzel says:

    Harry’s uniform “ban” leads to articles like this which actually draw more attention to Harry’s work and commitment to Veterans. Without this, the events would get less coverage.

    The extra coverage just makes Harry look better and better, while the others look petty and vain/shallow.

    More Streisand effecting by the BRF/RRs.

  19. Lumpy says:

    Just a little FYI to everyone in this thread. In the military there’s a difference between someone who retires from the military and a veteran of the military. Harry did not retire from the military, he was discharged. He would have had to serve at least 20 years in order to retire. There is a difference between the two not just in terminology, but in benefits and most importantly for this discussion, wearing uniforms outside of service. As a veteran (not retired) Harry is not entitled to wear military uniform anytime he wants.

  20. Over it says:

    Harry still wins no matter what he wears because he is the hotter better smarter brother…

  21. Jane B says:

    Prince Edward’s uniform is fake – invented because he quit training – and yet he can wear it but Harry can’t wear his.

  22. AVEA says:

    This feels like the start of a week of bitching about anything that has to do with the Sussexes honouring Remembrance Day. I’m sure we’ll see whining about the events they are attending, whether or not Harry sends a wreath this year, them not attending the festival of Remembrance and poppy wearing. The RF are desperate to show how much better and more regal they are and this is a good opportunity for them

    • JT says:

      I’ve already seen some “complaints” that Harry abandoned the British military and that he should come back to the UK for Remembrance Day. The same event that the queen denied his wreath to be laid. Unbelievable.

    • MsIam says:

      This doesn’t make them look “regal” though, it makes them look petty. I guess for them the “remembrance” part is for people to remember they are “royal” rather than remember the actual veterans. The UK royals are a bunch of sad losers for siccing the press on Harry over this. “How dare he honor the military!”

    • Lady D says:

      If I was Harry, I wouldn’t even mention or send a wreath for the ceremony. Appalling petty Betty made it very clear what they thought of his service with and for the military.

      • L4frimaire says:

        Agree. What’s the point? They were very clear last year so why go for a repeat of that mess.

  23. Jodes says:

    Retired service personnel cannot wear military uniform on leaving the forces. To do so would be to impersonate a member of the armed services they were previously enlisted in / commissioned into which is against the law. All equipment and uniforms are returned on discharge anyway.

    I believe that Officers from the rank of Brigadier and above are able to wear their uniform post service as they were part of the General Staff, however I could be wrong on that. As Harry only reached the rank of captain in the army he is not entitled to wear the uniform out of service, royal or not. He was able to wear uniform for his honorary appointments, however once again once they were recinded, he lost that entitlement.

    Another aspect being missed here is that to wear a military uniform in another country the individual would have to be on official duty on behalf of the queen or military forces. As this is not the case here again the uniform cannot be worn.

    As Harry is committed and loyal to his military service I cannot see him utilising a military uniform in such a disrespectful manner. Using a uniform as a FU to the UK would be against his own military ethos. It may be painful for him not to be able to wear his uniform, however he is still able to carry on his work with veterans in uniform or not.

    (Yes, I am ex military)

    • Lady D says:

      Last February, Harry was promoted to Major by the military. He ended his service being higher ranked than William. Part of the reason he was to leave the military is so he wouldn’t outrank little Willie. The news that he was promoted got almost no airplay at all.

    • Sid says:

      Amy Bee just explained that the last time Harry attended this event he wore a suit, so this is all a made up story by the Daily Fail for clicks.

  24. L4Frimaire says:

    I wouldn’t expect him to wear his uniform to an American event.

    • MsIam says:

      Exactly, its not a costume that he can wear to any party. Leave it to the tabloids to try and make something out of nothing.

  25. Gabby says:

    The BM and the BaRF (props to Seraphina several posts above), have really shown all their cards haven’t they? And they are making all of Britain look rather petty in the process.

    No, we don’t want Harry to do other events on Remembrance Day. It steals thunder from an event in which our own Royal Family pretends to work by laying wreaths, wearing their “honorary” military uniforms so that they can pretend to have served while pretending to work.

    Harry must not be permitted to highlight the hypocrisy of his family’s military cosplay on that day by wearing uniforms and medals from his actual military service, performed in an actual war. So yes, the goal is to continue punishing Harry, and take away his motivation to participate in any events that conflict with BaRF’s PR exercises. “He left… he deserted us….he abandoned us” the victimhood cries write themselves.

    And yet, they admit that they badly need him. The BM is harping about how Harry “must be forced to return” to help support his grandmother. How he must bring the kids for Christmas. He must make things right with his family. He must tone down his activities. He must tear up the Netflix deal. Abusers don’t like when their victims leave, and the BM is showing its ugly Ike Turner underbelly. You would think the DM especially would want to be on its best behaviour this week.

    • Tessa says:

      The Netflix slamming is the most absurd. ANd it implies that since Harry signed up for Netflix he MUST have been responsible for the Crown. It’s like saying that Martin Scorcese had something to do with production of the Crown because he used Netflix as a platform for his film the Irishman. ANd the tired, I thought they wanted privacy talk.

  26. Well Wisher says:

    The silence from the Sussexes is deafening. The boundaries in the physical world has been interpreted as silence, for no other reason than disinterest. They have a desire to be of service to humanity and having financial independence, continues to honour their life’s purpose.
    Good on them.

  27. Sparkle says:

    Those who always bring racism in topics are the racists.

    • MsIam says:

      This is the “new” argument of the alt -right/ white supremacists. I’m sure you didn’t mean to state it that way intentionally right?

  28. Annetommy says:

    No time for any Royal but unlike all the other dress up artists Andrew was in the forces – the Navy – and did serve in a war situation. The fact that he’s ghastly doesn’t mean that didn’t happen.

  29. Misskitten says:

    Am I the only one noticing a suspiciously PRO-Sussex narrative begin to emerge in the Daily Mail??? Because the tone of the article seems to be how ridiculous it is that Harry, being the only royal of his generation to see combat (it even states “two tours in Afghanistan”, lest someone think he was just hanging out on some military base in the UK), will NOT be allowed to wear his military uniform to the event in NY. This is the second time in under a week that I’ve seen Harry described by the DM in ways that were NOT specifically negative or meant to diminish. I wonder what William did to piss the DM off…………?

  30. candy says:

    I’ve seen *some* retired Army Colonels wear their uniforms to Veterans Day events in the US, but in general it is really unsual here to see someone in uniform here if they aren’t active duty, or in a specific ceremonial role like an Honor Guard. I think that’s because they were career military, no fewer than 20 years of service. I guess the British do that differently?

    • Same says:

      In the US it is not a requirement that one retires or that one was an officer but it is reserved for “special events .” Weddings , funerals , I see it frequently at the Marine Corp or all services ball etc.

  31. PC says:

    The Queen, Charles, Andrew, William, Harry, and the Queen’s cousins all served. They did not all serve in a theater of war, but they all did military service. I would hope you wouldn’t call an American servicemember who didn’t see combat a “ toy solider”, “fake”, not a “real” soldier, didn’t “earn” their medals. A combat action ribbon isn’t the only award given in the military. It’s incredibly offensive.

  32. tamsin says:

    Harry wouldn’t be wearing a military uniform in a “foreign” country unless he is officially representing the Queen. It seems to be that Harry is invited to present the awards because he is a respected veteran. Besides, I don’t think the awards are military per se- they are awarded to those who have served by a non-military organization (?); in which case there would be no need for Harry to wear a military uniform at LL.

  33. Robin Samuels says:

    The DM is writing out of desperation. There are so many off-the-rail issues in the UK at the moment and the only subject they write about is Harry and Meghan, the irrelevant ones because it increases their revenue. It’s a black-tie event, so William can get out his “Incandescent with Rage” mask because Harry will not have on a green velvet jack, similar to the one Gene Wilder wore in The Chocolate Factory.

  34. Pat says:

    Harry and Meghan make it a point to say that the queen isn’t involved in any of the negative things from 2016 until now. I believe she’s involved in every decision that’s been made to punish Harry(Meghan). Harry seems very protective of his grandmother. I think Meghan knows Liz has also been involved in the cruel campaign against them but she stands with Harry and respects his feelings on the matter.

  35. Monica says:

    Man, they just live for an opportunity to mention once again that Harry was stripped—STRIPPED, I tell you!—of his military titles, perhaps only outdone by the mention of the 14-million-dollar mansion and its 69 bathrooms. (Although they should probably adjust that valuation figure upward by now—California real estate, you know.)

    No doubt it hurt Harry to give up up those titles, but they weren’t enough to make him stay. I suspect he’s at peace with it.

  36. simmon says:

    No, I think you got it wrong. Any military has two uniforms, a dress uniform, and a fatigue uniform (battle dress). His Capitain-General of Royal Marines et al were ceremonial ones handed down by his grandfather, the late duke, but he actually was retired as a captain as a soldier in Blues and Royals. So what the palace was saying he was not allowed to dress as an honorary general-captaincy of the Royal Marine, but he should still be able to wear battle uniform, if he so wishes, even if the function he attends will be a formal one.