Prince Harry had to give up his military distinctions when he resigned from his royal roles in March 2020 with Meghan Markle. As he is due for a review with Queen Elizabeth by next March, the Duke of Sussex is reportedly hoping that he will be reinstated into the military roles he left behind.
When Prince Harry moved to California with Meghan, Queen Elizabeth didn't install a replacement for his military appointments, pending the 12-month review. Royal editor Russell Myers said that the Duke of Sussex would likely wish for these particular jobs back so he could wear his medals with pride again.
It's no secret that the royal takes pride in his life in the military, where he served for 10 years. Harry was simply known as Capt. Wales and was treated as one of the boys when he had two tours of duty in Afghanistan.
According to Myers, it hurt Harry when Buckingham Palace rejected his request to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph last Remembrance weekend because he was no longer a working member of the royal family. In wanting to honor his military brothers, Harry and Meghan decided to visit a veteran's cemetery in Los Angeles to carry out their own laying of the wreath.
Harry and Meghan, however, were criticized for this visit because they allegedly brought a professional photographer with them. Despite the backlash, Harry continued to honor the veterans in a surprise podcast appearance on Declassified.
In the interview, the Duke of Sussex shared that his experiences during his military service will always stay with him. He said that wearing the uniform makes him proud of protecting his country, as well as the values that the military upholds.
Before he quit the Firm, Prince Harry was the Captain-General of the Royal Marines. Rumors have it that his brother, Prince William, could take over the role once the 12-month review is over. Prince Harry is also the Honorary Air Force Commandant of the Royal Air Force Base Honington and the Honorary Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Naval Commands' Small Ships and Diving.
Meanwhile, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said that there's a good chance Queen Elizabeth will reinstate Prince Harry in at least one of his military roles. The Duke of Sussex is still on top of the Invictus Games, the sports event for injured veterans; thus, his connection to this brotherhood continues to be a vital part of his advocacy. However, how that reinstatement will play out is still be anyone's guess but come March, all eyes will be on the Sussexes as they strike a new deal with the Queen for Megxit.