Prince Harry’s £1,000 Remembrance Day wreath ‘lay unused’ after request ‘denied’

Prince Harry’s Remembrance Day wreath lay unused at the Royal British Legion on Remembrance Day after Buckingham Palace banned it from being laid at the Cenotaph, it has been reported.

The Duke of Sussex put in a personal request to the Palace for the wreath to be laid on his behalf, but it was denied due to the fact he stepped down from The Firm in March.

Instead, the £1,000 wreath designed especially for Prince Harry lay unused at the Royal British Legion’s Headquarters in Kent.

He is said to have been “deeply saddened” by the rebuttal, and held a service for the fallen at a military cemetery in the United States.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle were pictured with a wreath at the Los Angeles National Cemetery, laying flowers at the graves of two Commonwealth soldiers.

The act has been slammed as “attention seeking” by someone was called a “distasteful PR stunt” by Good Morning Britain Host, Piers Morgan.

Piers' co-star Susanna Reid asked: "Why wouldn't he want to show his respect when he has such a strong connection?"

"Why do it with a photographer?" Piers retorted

"Because if you don't do it with a photographer, no one will know what you've done it!," Susanna, 49, hit back.

Piers replied: “Oh please, do me a favour, he could have issued a statement.

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"They launched a PR stunt with a preferred photographer to take the attention away from the royals back in London… Because they felt thwarted."

Ahead of Remembrance Day, Prince Harry also spoke to military podcast Declassified, and called the celebrations a “profound act of honour.”

He said: The act of remembering, of remembrance, is a profound act of honour.

"It's how we preserve the legacies of entire generations and show our gratitude for the sacrifices they made in order for us to be able to live the lives we live today."

Prince Harry first attended the Cenotaph, a war memorial erected for a peace parade following the end of the First World War, in 2009.

The Duke of Sussex spent a decade in the Armed forces, rising to the rank of captain before he retired from his military career.

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