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Prince Harry is all of us realizing he's underdressed.
As you can tell in this photo, the prince showed up wearing a suit without a tie — a classic Obama look — for an event with uniformed D-Day veterans. Harry wears this often, which isn't completely inappropriate; in fact, President Obama, Prince Harry and Prince William all went with the suit-shirt-no-tie thing when they met at Kensington Palace back in April.
But the D-Day veterans weren't having it. According to The Telegraph, a 91-year-old came right out and jokingly scolded him, saying, "Where’s your bloody tie?"
Prince Harry reportedly asked an event organizer when he arrived, "Are they all wearing ties in there? I should have worn a tie. Oh well, it's too late now." (Which is very similar sentiment to my inner monologue when I show up to a bridal shower wearing jeans and every other single woman is wearing a sundress.)
Cringe at the exact moment Prince Harry is told by a vet to put on a tie (it's at 0:16) in a video over at The Telegraph. He responds by saying, "I was told not to wear a tie and then you all turn up wearing ties. I feel underdressed."
Poor Harry. His grandmother Queen Elizabeth II has a 12 (!) wardrobe staffers at her disposal. Can't someone scrounge up an extra tie for the prince?
Great camaraderie at Southwick House tonight as Prince Harry met veterans of the D-Day landings in the rooms where the operations were deployed. Each year the organisation D-Day Revisited takes the group to Normandy to revisit the beaches where they fought, and pay tribute to the friends they left behind. Prince Harry told the group after enjoying their company tonight he wished he was joining their trip.