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King Charles ‘asked Harry to wear military uniform with William’ at Queen vigil

King Charles "asked Prince Harry to wear military uniform" at tomorrow's final vigil for the Queen after he was initially banned from doing so, it has been revealed.

Late last night it emerged that Harry would be in uniform alongside Prince William on Saturday (September 17) in a dramatic U-turn.

Earlier in the week it was reported that, as a non-working royal, Harry would not be permitted to wear uniform at events commemorating the Queen.

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The decision sparked backlash, especially as Prince Andrew – also a non-working royal – had been permitted to don military garb at tomorrow's event as a special mark of respect.

Now, royal sources have said that the King himself made the decision to go back on the call over Harry's uniform.

He has also requested that the Queen's eight grandchildren all participate in tomorrow's vigil at Westminster Hall.

William will be flanked by his cousins Zara Tindall and Peter Philips, while Harry will be with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, with Lady Louise and Viscount Severn at the centre of the coffin.

They will stand in quiet contemplation around their grandmother for 15 minutes.

The royal source said that, at the King's request, the grandchildren were all keen to take part. Other than William and Harry, the others will be in morning coat and dark formal dress.

Regarding the U-turn on Harry's attire, a royal source told The Mirror yesterday: "Common sense has prevailed.

"It was a ludicrous situation given the Duke of Sussex has served his country and is a highly respected member of the armed forces with everything he has done for veterans.

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"It is important that the Queen's grandchildren are all made to feel welcome and comfortable as they grieve their beloved grandmother together."

Harry served two tours of duty in Afghanistan during his decade in the British Army.

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