Prince Harry has been accused of breaking military rules

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, Earl of Wessex, Princess Royal and Duke of Kent paid similar tributes.

According to reports in the United Kingdom media, the British Army only allows beards in certain circumstances, such as when shaving would conflict with a soldier's religion, when they are suffering from a skin complaint, or when they are special forces behind enemy lines.

Servicemen were shocked to see Prince Harry in full uniform and sporting a beard at the Cenotaph as the British Army forbids all facial hair. There's no place for beards in the Queen's cavalry.

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

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence told MailOnline: "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".

Politicians, members of the Royal Family and veterans will honour those who lost their lives in conflict as the United Kingdom marks Remembrance Sunday.

Prince Harry's beard has drawn criticism following his appearance at the Remembrance Sunday ceremony in London.

For the first time the Queen will not lay a wreath but instead watch from the Foreign Office's balcony.

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

Meanwhile, bell ringers are being sought for 2018 to honour the 1,400 ringers who died in World War One. "Five life sized bronze soldiers stand easy against a stone cenotaph, each representing one of the Guards' Regiments".

Harry, who is tipped to announce his and girlfriend Meghan Markle's engagement soon, was dressed in his official uniform as a senior Blues and Royals officer at today's parade.

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