PRINCE Harry and Prince Andrew won’t be awarded Jubilee medals like other members of the armed forces, 报道了.
Both Dukes have lost their titles – meaning they’re no longer eligible for the medal, which will be awarded on February 6.
All serving members of the armed forces, as well as blue light workers and prison officers, will receive one of the honours.
Members of the Royal Family who hold honorary positions in the military are also eligible.
Veterans won’t receive the medal unless they’re living recipients of the George Cross or Victoria Cross.
Andrew and Harry have been stripped of their royal titles and all military honours, although both have served overseas.
But under the rules, they’ll be treated as veterans – meaning they don’t apply for the medal, the Telegraph 报告.
The Duke of York was effectively banished last week after being summoned to Windsor for an emotional summit with the Queen.
- It’s feared the Queen may never meet Lilibet if Harry and Meghan decide not to return for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations
- An ex cop says the couple won’t get police protection because the risk to the family is so low
- And another former officer says the Sussexes would never be put at risk – 和 Harry is ‘creating scenarios that don’t exist’
- Sun columnist Piers Morgan has blasted the Duke as a ‘woefully entitled hypocrite’
- But Harry says the UK is home – 和 he feels ‘unsafe’ after a ‘security breach’ at an event last summer
- 同时, Charles and Harry have been sharing ‘good-natured’ video calls – 和 the Prince of Wales is desperate to meet Lilibet
It comes as he fights a civil sex abuse case against accuser Virginia Giuffre. Andrew vehemently denies any wrongdoing.
He first stepped back from public life back in November 2019 over his relationship with the late paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.
A statement released by the Palace revealed he will never again return to the royal frontline, and is to defend the case as a private citizen.
The Duke had a 22-year career in the Royal Navy, and served as a helicopter pilot during the Falklands War. He also commanded the mine countermeasures vessel HMS Cottesmore.
His nephew Harry gave up his three honorary titles following his decision to step back as a working royal and move to the US with wife Meghan in 2020.
He was reportedly left deeply upset by the loss of the roles, which included Captain General of the Royal Marines – a title previously held by Prince Philip.
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The Duke of Sussex served in the Army for a decade, rising to the rank of captain and completing two tours of Afghanistan.
News the men won’t be recognised comes amid a tumultuous few days for the Royal Family.
As well as Andrew’s sensational demotion, which may well see him fade from the public eye forever, it emerged Harry is taking legal action against the UK Government.
The 37-year-old is preparing for a court battle after being stripped of his bodyguards.
Harry said he’s desperate to bring his children home – but feels it’s too dangerous for the family without Met Police protection.
His offers to pay for round-the-clock officers — normally reserved for royals and Government officials — have been rejected as he’s now a private citizen.
The Duke of Sussex is understood to have told his family he’d return for a memorial service for Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey, which is planned for April.
Those plans are now in doubt, and royal author Phil Dampier said today that he believes Meghan may never return to the UK.
Despite that, it’s been revealed that Prince Charles has invited the Sussexes to stay with him, and is desperate to spend time with grandchildren Archie and Lilibet.
What are Jubilee medals?
The first jubilee medal was awarded to mark the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s reign in 1887.
The silver token features a portrait of the Queen on one side and a lion standing guard atop a royal helmet on the other.
It’s inscribed with the Latin phrase ‘Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fid Def’, which translates as ‘Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, 女王, Defender of the Faith’.
The medals are funded privately.
They’re commemorative, and can’t be worn in public at Remembrance Day events.
Those who will receive the medal are:
- Serving members of the Armed Forces that have completed five full calendar years of service on February 6 2022
- Frontline emergency services personnel that have been in paid service, retained or in a voluntary capacity and have completed five full calendar years of service by that date
- Prison services personnel who are publicly employed and are regularly exposed to difficult and sometimes emergency situations that have completed five full calendar years of service by that date
- Members of the Royal Household with one year of qualifying service.
- Living individual recipients of the Victoria Cross and George Cross