Prince Harry given permission to wear his military uniform after public backlash
Prince Harry can now wear his military uniform.
Prince Harry has now been given permission to wear his military uniform for Queen Elizabeth's funeral.
The royals were hit with waves of backlash after it was revealed Prince Andrew could wear his uniform. However, no expectations were made for Harry, who actually served in the army for a decade.
Royal writer Omid Scobie confirmed that the dad-of-two will now wear his uniform.
He said the royals changed their minds because of the public backlash.
Omid Scobie tweeted, "Palace officials have informed Prince Harry that he can wear his military uniform at a final vigil.
Prince Harry will now join his brother Prince William at a vigil on Saturday evening.
The brothers will stand in silence for 15 minutes by the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall.
Their cousins, including Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, will also attend.
"The Palace caved to public sentiment.
"Thousands complained about the decision to ban him and not Prince Andrew."
King Charles reportedly supported the decision.
The news comes after Prince Harry responded to the backlash.
He stressed that his decade of service is "not determined by the uniform he wears."
The Duke also asked the public to focus on his grandmother's legacy instead of what he is wearing.
Prince Harry said he will miss her dearly, but is comforted knowing she is with Prince Philip.
"We, too, smile knowing that you and grandpa are now reunited, and both together in peace."
The Duke will attend Queen Elizabeth's state funeral on September 19th.
Meghan Markle will also be in attendance, but it is not clear if their children will attend.