The Daily Telegraph

Civil tribute Why Harry was denied right to salute

- Dominic Nicholls

Many military veterans would have been disappoint­ed to see the Duke of Sussex, who deployed on two tours of duty to Afghanista­n, in civilian attire at the funeral of his grandmothe­r.

It meant he was not permitted to offer a salute; that honour and duty is reserved only for those in uniform.

To wear his uniform, Prince Harry would have needed the approval of the Lieutenant Colonel Commanding the Household Cavalry, or their commander, the Colonel-in-chief of The Blues & Royals, the Princess Royal.

He could have appealed to the Colonel in Chief of the Household Cavalry, now his father, the King.

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