Buckingham Palace courtiers have dealt Prince Harry a humiliating blow by refusing him permission to have a wreath laid on his behalf at the Cenotaph today in honor of British Remembrance Day, The Sun Reports.
Remembrance Day is marked on the second Sunday in November and was established to honor the lives lost in the two world wars. Laying a wreath at a key monument to such fallen men and women is a key way for Prince Harry and his royal brethren to pay their respects to those that saved the United Kingdom from defeat at the hands of the Germans.
From his new home in Montecito, California, where he is ensconced with Meghan Markle and their toddler son, Archie, Prince Harry sent a request to Queen Elizabeth II’s people to have a wreath laid for him on Remembrance Day.
The palace decision makers nixed this suggestion, arguing that the Duke of Sussex, as Harry is also known, is no longer a face of the British monarchy since he ditched the UK for the United States earlier this year.
The Queen was reportedly not told about her grandson’s request. ROYAL WREATH RIFT: Prince Harry ‘told he CAN’T have Remembrance Day wreath laid at Cenotaph on his behalf’ in latest sign of Royal rift
Word among palace watchers is that Prince Harry is considerably downcast over the refusal to allow a wreath to represent him on Remembrance Day.
Harry has a lengthy history in the British military, and has reportedly also been devastated over being stripped of his military titles since he left senior royal life.
In addition to routinely laying a wreath on Remembrance Day, Prince Harry has been active in promoting veterans’ causes, including the Invictus Games.
The duke wasn’t even invited to the event, the Telegraph reports.
He was said to have been devastated when he was told to give up his military titles, including his role as Captain General of the Royal Marines, after stepping back from official royal duties earlier this year. Royal courtiers refuse Prince Harry’s request to lay Remembrance Sunday wreath on his behalf
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