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In light of what Prince Harry wore to Queen Elizabeth's coffin procession, we look at how the Duke of Sussex styles his suits in way that reveals his personal tastes

Prince Harry hasn’t had the easiest lead up to his birthday.
His grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, passed away last week, and yesterday he attended the coffin procession that brought her from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where she will lay in state until her funeral. 

Rather than wear a military uniform, which is traditional for larger ceremonies, the Duke of Sussex was dressed in a morning suit as he stepped away from his royal duties in 2020. Instead, he pinned medals to his jacket to indicate his service to the military.

The choice of suit may be indicative of his sentimentality: the prince opted for a grey pinstriped trouser, rather than an all-black ensemble, as he had worn them in a similar fashion during a wedding that he’d attended in 2019 with his grandmother.
To acknowledge Prince Harry’s 38th birthday, we look at how he styles his suits, and why it works so well.

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1. He knows his colours

Prince Harry’s recognisable red hair means that he’s working with a select colour palettes, but he honours that and sticks to shades that suits him. Blues, greys and neutrals all work well to complement his features, and he doesn’t stray too far from them.

2. He occasionally forgoes a tie

Prince Harry doesn’t always wear a tie with his suits, and this creates a uniquely casual effect not often seen in traditional royal dressing. This styling alludes to his mother, Princess Diana, who took plenty of fashion risks during her time.

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3. He does traditional with a twist

Following his mother’s influence, Prince Harry often incorporates a unique element to his suits: it might be a pop of colour in the lining of his suit, as seen with a flash of peacock blue, or he’ll play with around with colour, as he did with this suit and tie combo in lighter shades of blue.

4. He complements his wife

When Prince Harry attends events with his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, he’ll make the effort to coordinate his look with her and either match colours or wear complementary shades. Whether it’s a less formal look or a glamorous get-up, it makes for a visually pleasing effect.


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