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Prince Harry Lives Out That Nightmare Where You Show Up Underdressed to an Event

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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?