Pretoria News

No uniform for royals at funeral


LONDON: The British royals are all to wear civilian clothing at Prince Philip’s funeral to avoid awkwardnes­s over which princes are entitled to military uniform, British media reported yesterday.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who died last Friday, will be buried tomorrow at Windsor Castle, with just 30 mourners, most of them close family.

Queen Elizabeth II is understood to have decided that all the royals will wear civilian clothing, The Sun tabloid and other media reported.

The funeral would otherwise have emphasised former British Army captain Prince Harry’s loss of honorary military titles after his shock departure from royal life last year.

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