The British Queen reportedly ban Prince Harry from the Cenotaph wreath ceremony on Remembrance Day. Prince Harry, 36, told Buckingham Palace he wanted a wreath to be laid, but his request was not granted.
It was reported at the time that palace officials had turned down Prince Harry’s request without telling the Queen.
However, the Daily Mail reports that the Queen made the decision herself – taking “all of two seconds.”
A source said: “The Queen is very firmly of the opinion that you can’t pick and choose what you do when it comes to the institution. Either you are in, or you are out.”
Prince Harry, who spent ten years in the Army, had asked for the wreath to be laid on his behalf at the London memorial.
The duke was believed to be very upset at the decision to reject his wish, The Times reported, as he has close links with the military.
He first laid a wreath at the Cenotaph 11 years ago. He served in the military for more than ten years while also promoting veterans’ causes, including the Invictus Games.
He described wearing his poppy with pride to “celebrate the bravery of all our veterans… the people I remember when I lay a wreath at the Cenotaph.”
Harry’s decision to pay tribute at a Los Angeles cemetery drew some criticism as he was accused of a ‘PR stunt.’ Prince Harry, 36, told Buckingham Palace he wanted a wreath to be laid, but his request was not granted. Here