Prince Harry left 'deeply saddened' as his request to lay Remembrance Day wreath is 'refused' by Buckingham Palace

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Prince Harry was reportedly left "deeply saddened" after his request for a Remembrance Day wreath to be laid on his behalf was "refused" by Buckingham Palace courtiers.

  • Prince Harry is said to be "deeply saddened" by Buckingham Palace's refusal of his request to have a wreath laid on his behalf at London's Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.
  • Instead, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid their respects to fallen soldiers in LA while the Queen (opens in new tab) and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a Remembrance Day ceremony at the war memorial (opens in new tab).
  • This royal news (opens in new tab) comes after Princess Diana's brother shared a rare childhood photo of her.

According to reports in The Times, the Duke of Sussex was "refused permission" to have a wreath laid on his behalf on Remembrance Sunday yesterday.

Former British Army soldier Prince Harry now resides in LA with wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (opens in new tab) but is said to have asked for a wreath to be laid at London's Cenotaph war memorial in his name.

However, it is believed that Harry's request was denied based on the fact he no longer represents the monarchy as an official working royal.

Harry, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, also gave up his military posts and title of Captain General of the Royal Marines when he moved to the States with Meghan.

It is thought that Prince Harry's grandmother, the Queen, was not made aware of his request.

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Prince Harry is said to be "deeply saddened" by the response to his plea and instead wore three medals and a poppy as he laid a wreath alongside Meghan at the Los Angeles National Cemetery with a message reading, 'To all of those who have served, and are serving. Thank you.'

Meanwhile, Prince William, Duchess Catherine, Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla and Her Majesty the Queen attended a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph.

The couple also released a statement saying, "It was important to The Duke and Duchess to be able to personally recognise Remembrance in their own way, to pay tribute to those who have served and to those who gave their lives."

Caitlin Elliott
Caitlin Elliott

Caitlin is a Junior News Editor for Goodto.com, covering all things royal, celeb, lifestyle, food, and family. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).