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Being a royal is hard work.
There are so many rules that you have to follow in order for you to fulfill your duty.
Most people think being a royal is just a title, but it’s actually a job.
It takes a lot of work to be a member of the royal family, and you have to follow some pretty weird and wacky rules!
Prince Harry has always been known as a bit of a rule breaker, especially when it comes to certain traditions.
He caused a scandal a few weeks ago when he a photograph was captured of him holding hands with his girlfriend, Meghan Markle.
Shock horror, right?
The British Monarchy is very traditional, so obviously it’s not surprising that there are lots of weird and very traditional rules each member of the royal family has to follow.
Being a royal is seriously hard work!
The 11th of November is a special day for many people.
In the UK, it marks Remembrance Sunday, which is observed by many countries in the Commonwealth and it is an ever-present reminder of those who gave their lives during the World Wars.
It’s an important day for many people, it’s a solemn day meant for reflection and remembrance.
But Prince Harry’s appearance at the Remembrance parade in London has caused outrage amongst many people, including those who are in the military.
Prince Harry is now the sixth in line to the throne, which would lead you to believe he’s aware of the strict rules he has to follow.
During the Remembrance parade, the 33-year-old seems relatively light-hearted and relaxed. But that’s not what caused outrage.
It was something a lot simpler!
We all know that Harry likes to enjoy himself and not take life too seriously. But despite this, he has managed to cause offense with his appearance during the Remembrance Sunday parade.
It hasn’t been long since his last scolding for holding hands with his girlfriend Meghan Markle, which is something Royals simply don’t do!
While that particular incident seemed pretty trivial, if not a bit silly, this latest scandal could have been avoided very easily!
Harry took part in the memorial service at the Cenotaph as a senior Blues and Royals officer.
But according to a source, Prince Harry broke the code of uniform by having a very prominent beard on his face.
While it may seem like a small thing to get angry and annoyed about, a serving member of the cavalry regiment was less than impressed with the Prince.
The annoyed member of the cavalry regiment said:
“Prince Harry is letting us all down. There’s no place for beards in the Queen’s cavalry. He should have shaved it off for such an important day.”
While that particular rule does seem a little outdated, it still exists.
Harry is in a position where everything he does is going to be scrutinized and judged by other people.
By failing to follow such a simple rule, he’s ended up looking a bit of a fool on such an important day!
The British army forbids all beards unless the soldier is suffering from skin complaints or has strong religious beliefs concerning facial hair.
It’s true that there are some parts of the forces that allow beards, it’s a general rule that they shouldn’t be worn during parades, especially in England.
Obviously, it’s not the first time Harry has landed himself in hot water for breaching of Royal rules.
A few weeks ago he was spotted in Toronto holding the hand Meghan Markle. But its love, who can argue against that?
Harry and Meghan were attending the Invictus Games and their displays of affection made a number of people angry.
While Harry and Meghan are very open with their love, while his brother William and his wife Kate are less so. They chose to remain professional about their relationship.
Myka Meier, the founder of Beaumont Etiquette, told People:
“The likely reasoning is more that while travelling on a tour such as the India trip, technically the couple are working representatives of British Monarchy.
“The couple are likely to show very little PDA, if any, to remain professional during their designated roles abroad.”
While Harry’s mistake may seem tiny to us and in the grand scheme of things, he should be more aware of the pressures on him, and the responsibility his has on his shoulder.
He should make sure he doesn’t cause any offense, particularly on an occasion such as this.
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