Royal tradition may force Prince Harry to give up wearing his military uniforms

Royal tradition could see Prince Harry stopped from wearing his military uniforms at formal events following Megxit.

If the Queen permanently strips him of his military titles, the Duke of Sussex will be able to wear his medals but likely not the uniforms he has worn to previous royal engagements – unless given special dispensation from the Sovereign.

This would follow palace convention, reports MailOnline. It is not official, but it may require an agreement if he wants to continue wearing military uniform.

The 36-year-old decided to step down from his position as a senior member of the royal family but is known to take pride in his Forces titles.

They include Captain General of the Royal Marines, honorary air commandant of RAF Honington and the Royal Navy's commodore-in-chief of Small Ships and Diving.

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To reflect his status in the Armed Forces Harry has at least two ceremonial uniforms but was also been seen in various military outfits before taking on his current positions, according to reports.

In Australia and the West Indies he has worn the white Tropical Dress of the Blues and Royals, and was dressed in Blues and Royals frockcoat for his own wedding in May 2018.

The soon to be father-of-two was reportedly left "upset" at the prospect of losing his three honorary titles following the one-year review period after Megxit which could also see Meghan stripped of her National Theatre role.

According to Daily Telegraph, Buckingham Palace is expected to bring forward the Queen's final announcement on what will happen by the end of March to avoid any further speculation and uncertainty.

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It is custom in Britain for retired Armed Forces personnel to be able to sport their medals at official engagements but typically not their uniform.

But exceptions can be made for particular occasions.

One example of such a debate is when Harry was given special permission by the Queen to not have to shave off his beard on his wedding day as one is expected to be clean-shaven when wearing military uniform.

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