What is the dress code for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral?

Buckingham Palace has released official details for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral, which will take place on Monday, September 19 at Westminster Abbey, followed by a committal service at St George’s Chapel. According to British society authority Debret, the statement contained in-depth information about the march and the participants, who will be dressed in all black. “Women wear black knee-length dresses, or coats, black hats and may also wear veils to cover their faces,” the publication said.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry’s outfit has been widely discussed, as he and wife Meghan Markle are now allowed to wear their military uniform despite being stripped of their royal titles as they step away from the Royal Family in 2020. Harry served in the British Army for 10 years and wore his military medal on September 14 as he walked in the procession with his brother Prince William.

Harry’s spokesperson released a statement to E! News about his attire: “Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex will wear a morning suit throughout the ceremony in honor of his grandmother. His decade of military service is not defined by the uniform he wears and we respectfully ask that the focus be on his life and legacy. The Queen II Elizabeth.” However, recent updates suggest he may choose to wear full uniform at a state funeral, having last worn it at the Mountbatten Music Festival in 2020.

Prince Andrew, who was stripped of his royal military title in 2022 following a sexual assault case against him, was only allowed to wear his own military uniform under the Queen’s watch, according to The Telegraph.

When the late Duke of Edinburgh died in April 2021, men wore black morning coats with their medals to the funeral instead of military uniform.

Ahead, see what Prince Harry and Markle wore to pay their respects during an intimate walk at Windsor Castle on Sept. 10, and review Harry’s last appearance in his military uniform in 2020. Then, see how Markle and Kate Middleton paid tribute to the monarch with their jewels at Westminster Hall on September 14.

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