Prince Harry broke a major royal rule during official duty today

Lawrence Kim
November 14, 2017

Despite no longer being a member of the armed forces, a serving military member in the elite cavalry regiment was unhappy that Prince Harry had not shaved for the occasion, according to the Daily Mail.

The moments that left the monarchy red faced, from Prince George, Prince Harry and little Princess Charlotte. "There's no place for beards in the Queen's cavalry", the source claimed. "He should have shaved it off for such an important day".

The British Army rules does not allow beards, except in a few rare circumstances, such as when a soldier is suffering from a skin complaint, or has strong religious reasons for retaining facial hair.

However, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence explained that as the Prince is no longer a "serving officer", he is not under obligation to obey these orders.

"The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry and The Duke of York, all who served in the military, also laid wreaths at today's [National Remembrance Sunday] service", a caption on the official Instagram of the royal family reads.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by members of their family at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance on Saturday evening at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

However, significantly Her Majesty will not be laying a wreath at this year's service and will instead watch on from the balcony of the Foreign Office.

Meanwhile, bell ringers are being sought for 2018 to honour the 1,400 ringers who died in World War One.

Harry, who is tipped to announce his and girlfriend Meghan Markle's engagement soon, was dressed in his official uniform as a senior Blues and Royals officer at today's parade.

Harry may have to keep donning the uniform for special occasions, but he doesn't have to comply with the strict regulations as he left military service in 2015.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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