The Royal Family Refused to Lay a Remembrance Day Wreath on Harry's Behalf, Leaving Him "Deeply Saddened"

The royal family gathered for a Remembrance Day service in England over the weekend, and laid a wreaths at the Cenotaph—which is a shrine to the memory of lives lost in war. Prince William, Princess Anne, and multiple other royals laid wreaths on behalf of themselves and their family (including The Queen and Prince Philip)—but apparently Buckingham Palace refused to lay one on behalf of Prince Harry. The justification being he’s no longer a working royal, which…sure…but he is still a member of this family!

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According to The Sunday Times (via People), Harry asked to have a wreath of poppies laid on his behalf, but the request was turned down by courtiers because he doesn’t represent the royals in an official capacity anymore. Though, FYI, the Queen was not aware of Harry’s request—which seems a little odd.

Either way, Harry is said to be “deeply saddened” by the decision, and he and Meghan went ahead and visited the Los Angeles National Cemetery in order to lay flowers at the graves of two Commonwealth soldiers.

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