Why Harry Wore His Poppy Differently From The Rest Of The Royals

And there is a reason why he decided not to wear his poppy pin on his lapel like the rest of his family.

On Sunday the entire royal family stepped out for Remembrance Sunday in central London. From the Queen and the Prince of Wales to the younger generation of royals, mainly the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Sussex being present to commemorate all those who have fought and died in the world wars and other conflicts.

Prince Harry was there with his wife Meghan, and fans noticed something different about the royal while he was laying the tribute wreath in honour of the fallen heroes. His poppy wasn’t pinned on his lapel like it was for the rest of the royal family.

Instead, his poppy-an artificial flower that has been used since 1921 to commemorate military members who have died in war-was tucked above his left ear and pinned on his Royal Marine cap.

The reason for this is simple-he was following orders. According to Royal Marine rules, which follows the Royal Navy as it is a branch of that armed service, he has to wear his paper poppy on his cap behind the cap badge, a royal source has revealed.

Harry was in his ceremonial uniform of the Royal Marines in his role as Captain-General of the regiment-a position he took over from his grandfather Prince Phillip around two years ago.

Standing above Harry and his brother Prince William at the ceremony was Queen Elizabeth, joined by Kate Middleton and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall on one balcony, while Meghan watched on from another balcony. The Duchess of Sussex was joined by Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Sir Timothy Laurence, Princess Anne’s husband.

Kate And Meghan Pay Their Respects At Remembrance Sunday Ceremony

For the last two years, the Queen has chosen not to lay a wreath at the ceremony, instead of handing the duty off to her son and heir, Prince Charles, and this time was no different, with the 93-old monarch looking on at the proceedings as Charles offered tributes from his mother and himself.

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