Prince Andrew and Prince Harry were both banned from saluting during the Queen's coffin procession today – while other royals including King Charles III, Prince William and Princess Anne all performed the gesture.
Members of the Royal Family saluted when they passed the Cenotaph on Whitehall this afternoon on their way from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where the Queen will lie in state until her funeral next Monday.
But Andrew and Harry simply bowed their heads next to the national war memorial because they were not allowed to wear military uniform, which is due to the fact that neither of them are now working royals.
They also did not salute – unlike the other royals – when the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Standard and the Imperial State Crown, arrived at the Palace of Westminster soon after during the procession.
It comes after Andrew, the Duke of York, was also prohibited from wearing his military uniform and saluting at the vigil for his mother earlier this week at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh on Monday afternoon for the same reason.
The decision to ban Harry and Andrew from wearing military uniforms in events following the Queen's death at Balmoral last Thursday is a reminder of how both now have limited involvement in the Royal Family.
Prince Harry spent ten years in the Army, but he was stripped of his honorary military titles in 2020 after he and his wife Meghan Markle announced they were stepping down as senior working royals and moving abroad.
His uncle the Duke of York, who was forced to stand down from public life in 2019 over the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, is the only other royal banned from wearing military uniform at the ceremonial events and funeral.