Prince Harry broke a major royal rule during official duty today
The royal family were out in force for Remembrance Day in London today but Prince Harry is facing criticism for breaking a royal rule.
Harry, who was pictured alongside brother William and father Charles, could be seen sporting a beard which goes against British Army practice.
Those who suffer from skin problems or who wear beards for religious purposes are not expected to comply but these are the only reasons permitted for keeping facial hair.
It must be pointed out that Prince Harry retired from active service two years ago but today he attended the parade in the uniform of a senior Blues and Royals officer.
A serving member of the elite cavalry regiment told The Mirror:
"Prince Harry is letting us all down. There’s no place for beards in the Queen’s cavalry".
However, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence explained that as the Prince is no longer a 'serving officer', he is not under obligation to obey these orders.
According to The Daily Mail, this spokesperson said:
"On background I can confirm that Prince Harry is no longer a serving officer and therefore does not have to comply with any of these regulations".