The Queen gave Prince Harry special permission to sport facial hair while wearing uniform on his wedding day.
It is customary to be clean-shaven when dressed in Army uniform.
Both the newly-appointed Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Cambridge wore the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals during Harry’s wedding to former Hollywood actress Meghan.
In a statement, Kensington Palace said: “Her Majesty The Queen gave her permission for Prince Harry to get married in his uniform.”
It is understood that the permission covered the fact that Harry has a beard.
— Tahseen Taj ♔ (@TahseenTaj) 19 May 2018
Not supposed have a beard whilst in uniform!
— Megan (@megz_who) 19 May 2018
No it’s actually uniform rules in the military, you aren’t allowed a beard in parade uniform
— Mark (@Cyclopsicle5) 19 May 2018