Prince Harry’s choice of Coronation outfit has sparked criticism as the Duke opted for a non-British brand of suit.
Social commentator Christine Hamilton questioned why Harry chose to wear Dior as opposed to a British make, going against the grain of his royal counterparts in doing so.
Speaking on GB News, Hamilton insisted she is not being “pedantic” by criticising the Duke over the detail.
She told Nana Akua and Danny Kelly: “He was wearing a Dior suit. Why can’t he wear a suit designed by one of our great, British tailors?
The Duke of Sussex is under scrutiny over his fashion choices
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“I’m not being pedantic. I just think that when everything else was British, he has to go and wear a Dior suit. I bet it was a deal and he should have thought of it.”
The Duke of Sussex made a fleeting appearance at the abbey for King Charles’s big day before touching back down in the US within 24 hours of his father being crowned.
It represented his first public appearance alongside the royals since he lambasted his family in his controversial memoir, Spare.
He was sat in the third row for the crowning of Charles and his stepmother the Queen, two rows behind his brother the Prince of Wales.
The Duke was spotted chatting to his cousin Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi as he entered the church on Saturday in the drizzling rain.
He was also seen nodding and smiling to guests as he entered the venue, walking down the nave of the abbey alone.
It is claimed the Duke wore what he was asked to wear, consisting of a dark morning suit and tie, his Afghanistan and Jubilee medal pinned to his suit jacket, and a Royal Victorian Order star and neck decoration.
As the congregation paid homage to the King, Harry was seen speaking the words: “God save King Charles. Long live King Charles. May the King live forever.”
Harry was not present for the day’s grand finale, where the Royal Family appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony.
The palace later confirmed that the Duke of Sussex had no formal role at the event, meaning he therefore had no place on the balcony.
Also missing from the balcony was the Duke of York, who has stepped away from public life following a controversial Newsnight interview in November 2019 and the furore over his friendship with paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.