Prince Harry's HRH title REMOVED from exhibit hours after Duke demoted on royal website

Prince Harry's HRH title REMOVED from exhibit hours after Duke demoted on royal website

Placards at the Royal Style in the Making exhibition, which opened this week, described Diana’s items – including her famous wedding gown – as “lent by HRH the Duke of Cambridge and HRH the Duke of Sussex”.

However, the signs will reportedly now be changed to remove Harry’s HRH style which he agreed to stop using as part of Megxit, according to the Sunday Times.

A spokesman for the Royal Collection Trust said Diana’s pieces were “loaned by HRH the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex”.

They added that “due to an administrative error, for which the Royal Collection Trust was responsible, the labels were incorrect and will be updated”.

Harry and Meghan Markle agreed to stop using their HRH styles when they quit royal duties last year.

But the couple continue to use their Duke and Duchess titles.

Prince William and Harry loaned their late mother’s wedding dress and her honeymoon outfit to the exhibition, which opened on June 3 and continues to the new year.

The exhibition looks at what it is like to design an outfit for a royal client.

The dress, complete with its 25ft sequin-encrusted train which dramatically filled the aisle of St Paul’s Cathedral, that Diana wore when she married Prince Charles in 1981 “is now among the most famous in bridal history”, organisers say.

It features a fitted bodice overlaid at the centre both front and back with panels of antique Carrickmacross lace that had originally belonged to Queen Mary.

It also has a scooped neckline and large puffed sleeves that are trimmed with bows and deep ruffles of taffeta – a style which was made popular by Diana in the early 1980s.

Designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel also crafted a full skirt for the dress that is supported on a mountain of stiff net petticoats.

Changes to the signs to remove Harry’s HRH style come after the Sussexes were demoted on the Royal Family’s official website.

Harry and Meghan were previously listed near the top of the page, just under Prince William and Kate.

But they have now been bumped down to below Prince Edward, Sophie, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew.

The Sussexes quit royal duties in March 2020 and are now living in California.


Published at Sun, 06 Jun 2021 09:29:00 +0000