Apparently Prince Harry Broke Royal Protocol On Remembrance Sunday

Apparently Prince Harry Broke Royal Protocol On Remembrance Sunday

In a significant step in the British monarchy's transition, Queen Elizabeth II watched from a balcony here in London on Sunday as her eldest son, Prince Charles, placed a wreath at the Cenotaph, Britain's memorial to its war dead.

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. "There's no place for beards in the Queen's cavalry", the source claimed.

Despite no longer being a member of the armed forces, a serving military member in the elite cavalry regiment was unhappy that Prince Harry had not shaved for the occasion, according to the Daily Mail. She watched from the balcony of the foreign office along with other members of the Royal family. "He should have shaved it off for such an important day".

British Army rules forbid beards, except for a few circumstances, such as strong religious reasons for retaining facial hair.

Sikhs are not allowed to cut their own hair, and can thus retain their beards while in uniform, for example.

And the question of whether Prince Harry had let down the nation, the military or himself was even debated by people in other countries.

Why so grumpy George?

Prince Harry has always been an advocate for veterans and servicemen, and his Invictus Games initiative is a testament to that fact.

Those in the Queen's personal guard have never been permitted to do so.

Do you think Prince Harry should have shaved off his beard for the event?

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Harry may have to keep donning the uniform for special occasions, but he doesn't have to comply with the strict regulations as he left military service in 2015.

The Blues and Royals is one of the most prestigious regiments in the military, the Queen is Colonel-in-chief, and it can trace back its history to the days of Oliver Cromwell's 17th Century New Model Army.

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