What medals does Prince Harry have and can he wear military uniform? | The Sun

PRINCE Harry had a distinguished military career spanning ten years.

The Duke of Sussex performed two tours of Afghanistan, picking up a number of gongs along the way.

Can Prince Harry wear military uniform?

Prince Harry “has not been permitted to wear his military uniform” to his father King Charles III’s coronation, according to reports.

The decision follows royal protocol, which typically bars non-working members of the royal family from wearing military uniforms to official state occasions.

He was also not allowed to wear the military uniform to the Queen’s procession following her death.

After Harry stepped away from his Royal Family duties he was also stripped of his honorary military roles.

Harry is proud of his military service and referred to the Queen as “my Commander-in-Chief” in a memorial note.

He did wear his medals on his suit at the coffin procession.

What medals does Prince Harry have?

2002 – Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal was awarded to all those in active service on February 6, 2002, who had been in the forces for five years.

2008 – Afghanistan Operational Service Medal to mark his service at the frontline in Helmand Province.

2012 – Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, awarded to mark his grandmother’s sixtieth year on the throne in 2012 and given to all those in the Armed Forces, emergency services, prison services and members of the Royal Household.

2022 – Queen's Platinum Jubilee Medal At the Queen's procession, Harry wore Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee medals, as well as the KCVO Star, representing the Royal Victorian Order and the Afghanistan Service Medal on his chest.

What was Prince Harry's military career?

After completing his Sandhurst training Harry joined the Blues and Royals in April 2006.

There was a big debate when it was announced in 2006 that Harry's unit would be deployed to Iraq the following year whether or not he should be sent to the front line.

It was eventually announced Harry would not be sent due to the security risk, with the Prince publicly airing his disappointment but adding he would abide by the decision.

In February 2008, the MoD confirmed Harry had been secretly deployed to Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

During his time there it is believed he helped Gurkha troops repel an attack from Taliban insurgents and undertook patrols.

In October 2008 it was announced he wanted to fly military helicopters and eventually qualified in May 2010.

In April 2011 he was promoted to the rank of Captain, and in September 2012 was sent to Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan with the Army Air Corps on a 20-week tour.

At the end of his military career, he was seconded to the Australian Defence Force.

In June 2015 Harry's military career came to an end.

What medals does Prince William have?

Prince William picked up two medals during his service with the RAF Search and Rescue and flew Sea King helicopters.

He has:

  • 2002 – Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal
  • 2012 – Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, awarded to all military personnel serving at the time of the jubilees, depending on the length of service

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