Prince Harry is banned from wearing army uniform when he gives out medals to armed forces heroes after being stripped of his honorary military titles
- Duke of Sussex will be attending Salute to Freedom gala on warship in New York
- Despite serving two tours in Afghanistan, he was stripped of his honorary titles
- He will instead wear black tie at the gala, but can pin his four medals on the suit
Prince Harry will not be allowed to wear military uniform when he hands out awards to war heroes next week.
The Duke of Sussex, 37, will be attending the Salute to Freedom gala on a warship in New York on November 10 where he will present five medals.
Despite serving two tours in Afghanistan with the Army, the veteran will not be able to wear his uniform at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum as he was stripped of his honorary titles.
Prince Harry will not be allowed to wear military uniform when he hands out awards to war heroes next week
Harry was stripped of his role as Captain-General of the Royal Marines – handed down to him by his grandfather Prince Philip, as part of the final deal for him and Megan Markle, 40, to step back as front line royals.
He will have to instead wear black tie at the gala, but Harry will be able to pin his four medals on the suit.
It was reported prior to the announcement of the final ‘Megxit’ deal in February that Prince Harry had hoped to keep the titles.
And he is said to have asked the Queen about the possibility, in what was described as a half-in-half-out role.
But such a plan was vetoed and the title was taken back, along with his role as Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Honington in Suffolk and Commodore-in-Chief Small Ships and Diving, Royal Naval Command.
The Duke of Sussex, 37, will be attending the Salute to Freedom gala on a warship in New York on November 10 where he will present five medals
Harry spent ten years in the Army, first with the Household Cavalry (Blues and Royals), and later in the Army Air Corps where he rose to the rank of Captain. He served in Afghanistan.
He wore his Blues and Royals uniform when he married Meghan at Windsor in 2018.
The museum said: ‘The Intrepid Museum’s Salute to Freedom gala recognizes extraordinary leadership and honors the brave men and women who serve in defense of our nation.’
A spokesman for the duke did not want to comment.