Prince Harry’s rebellious streak is well documented, from dressing up (aged 20) as a Nazi to the now infamous game of strip billiards he was snapped playing in Vegas in 2012.
His latest alleged faux pas is considerably less scandalous, but has nevertheless caused something of a stir; on Remembrance Sunday Prince Harry upset a number of military members when he participated in the service while sporting a fairly full beard. Facial hair isn’t generally allowed by the British Army, and Harry’s was far from subtle – however, as he retired from the military in 2015 he hasn't actually broken any protocol.
He’s certainly rubbed certain cavalry members up the wrong way though – as reported by The Daily Mail, one source reportedly commented: ‘There's no place for beards in the Queen's cavalry. He should have shaved it off for such an important day’.
Twitter users appear to be firmly siding with the Prince, with many at a loss as to how his beard could possibly be construed as offensive.
Pictures of other Royals sporting facial hair while on military duty have since surfaced on social media, but some retired and serving soldiers remain vexed. It's not the first time this has happened - in November last year The Military Times questioned whether the Prince was too scruffy when he attended an Armistice Day service with a beard.