Both William and Harry wore their military uniforms. Buckingham Palace confirmed the latter would wear his for the vigil at the “King’s request,” Sky News reported. Harry, a U.K. veteran like his brother and who served on the front line during two tours of duty in Afghanistan, had been stripped of his military titles following his and wife Meghan Markle‘s 2020 royal exit, and had not been allowed to wear his uniform until the queen’s vigil.
William wore the Blues and Royals No 1 uniform, the Garter Sash, the Garter Star, the Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee Medals and RAF pilot wings, according to Sky News. Harry wore a Blues and Royals No 1 Uniform, KCVO Neck Order and Star, Afghanistan Operational Service Medal, Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee medals and Army Pilot Wings, the outlet said.
A day earlier, the queen’s four children—Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward—held a vigil of their own beside her coffin.
Since the queen’s death, members of the royal family have also appeared in public to greet mourners. Hours before the grandchildren stood vigil, the king and William made surprise visits to greet the scores of fans waiting in line to view the late monarch’s coffin.