What medals do the Royal Family wear? From Prince Harry’s Afghanistan service to Andrew’s time in Falklands War


THE medals that are being worn by the Royal Family for Prince Philip’s funeral have been revealed today.

The list of medals was unveiled by Buckingham Palace in the commentary notes ahead of this afternoon’s service at St George’s Chapel.

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The Royal Family are wearing an array of medals at Philip’s funeral today
The Royal Family will be wearing their medals at today’s funeral for Prince Philip

Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward, William and Harry are among the senior royals who will display medals.

They include medals that honour the Duke of Sussex’s service during the Afghanistan War.

Andrew’s role as a pilot during the 1982 Falklands Conflict will also be marked by one of his medals.

Today’s funeral is being attended by just 30 mourners under Covid regulations.


The royals will be displaying an array of medals today

The royal family are wearing medals, but not military uniforms for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.

Buckingham Palace made the decision over concerns Prince Harry would be the only senior royal dressed differently after he lost his honorary ranks.

Senior Royals’ medals include those for for active service as well as for being members of a high-ranking order.

There are also medals from other countries that will be on display during as Philip is laid to rest.

Prince Charles

Prince Charles leads his family at today’s funeral service

Charles will wear the Garter Star, the most prestigious British order of chivalry, which he was awarded in 1958.

The Prince Of Wales will also be wearing the Queen’s Service Order, which was awarded to him in New Zealand in 1983.

The medal is used to recognise “valuable voluntary service to the community and faithful services to the Crown”

He will also wear the the Queen’s Coronation medal, which marks the year his mother became monarch in 1953 as well as medals to mark the Queen’s Silver, Gold and Diamond Jubilees.

Prince Charles was seen wearing a number of different military medal

The Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal recognises the good conduct of armed forces personnel over a 15-year period.

His Canadian forces decoration was awarded in 2002 in recognition of his 32 years of service as Colonel In Chief of the Royal Canadian Regiment.

The New Zealand Commerative medal awarded in 1990 marks the Prince’s relationship with the country.

Princess Anne

Princess Anne’s medals include the Order of St John

Anne will also wear the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Royal Navy).

The Princess Royal will also wear the Queen’s Service Order (QSO) (New Zealand), the Coronation Medal, the Silver Jubilee Medal, and the Golden Jubilee Medal, the Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Candian Forces Decoration.

Her Order of St John medal marks her 30-year association with the St John’s Ambulance.

Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew’s service during the Falklands War is recognised with his South Atlantic Medal

The Duke of York’s service during the Falklands War as a pilot is recognised with his South Atlantic Medal 1982 with Rosette.

He was also awarded the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.

The Canadian Decoration was given to Andrew in 2001 and he will also wear the New Zealand Commemoration Medal, which he was awarded in 1990.

His Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with 2 Bars recognises his service with the Royal Navy.

Prince Edward

The Earl of Wessex will be wearing the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee medal, Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee medal and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.

As well as his brothers, Edward will be displaying has the Canadian Forces Decoration, and New Zealand Commemorative medal.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry at today’s service

The Duke of Sussex was awarded the Afghanistan Operational Service Medal in 2008 for service in Helmand Province.

He will also be wearing the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, awarded to mark The Queenn’s sixtieth year on the throne in 2012. I

The medal was given to members of the armed forces, emergency services, prison service and members of the Royal Household.

Prince William

Prince Harry and Prince William wear their medals at today’s service

The Duke of Cambidge will display the 2002 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the 2012 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal during today’s funeral.

The Duke of Cambridge also has a Garter star as he is a member of the Order of the Garter.

The Duke of Kent

The Queen’s cousin the Duke of Kent is among the 30 mourner at today’s funeral

The Queen’s cousin will wear the Garter Star, the Neck Order: Order of St. Michael and St. George, the UN Peace Keeping Medal (Cyprus), the King George Coronation Medal, the The Queen’s Coronation Medal, the Golden Jubilee Medal, the Silver Jubilee Medal and he Diamond Jubilee Medal.

He will also be displaying the Long Service Medal with 3 clasps, the Canadian Long Service Medal with two clasps and the Sierra Leone Independence and the Guyana Independence medals

The Duke of Gloucester

The duke will display the Garter Star Neck Order: Order of St. John and other medals

The duke, another of the Queen’s cousins, will wear the Garter Star
Neck Order: Order of St. John.

And he will display the Coronation Medal, the Silver Jubilee Medal, the Golden Jubilee Medal and the Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Other medals include the 1978 Solomon Islands Independence Medal, the Service medal of The Order of St John and the Badge of Honour, New Hebrides.