Prince Harry and Andrew’s remembrance wreaths dumped from poppy factory

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    Prince Harry’s Remembrance Day wreath has been removed from display at a UK poppy factory in a move seen as the latest attempt to airbrush him from royal history.

    The Duke of Sussex, who proudly served for the British military including a stint in Afghanistan, had previously seen his commemoration to fallen war heroes put on display for the public to enjoy.

    But it has now been removed, along with a wreath laid by controversial Prince Andrew following his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

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    A source at the site in Richmond, south west London, told The Mirror: “Harry used to have his wreath on display in the centre’s old exhibiting area, but it isn’t anymore.

    “We’ve got rid of it – and all the duplicates we kept too.”

    The wreath, laid by Prince Harry at the last Remembrance commemoration he was involved with in 2019, is gone despite wreaths from others in the family staying on display.

    Commemorations from King Charles, the late Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne and Princes William and Edward remain at the site.

    After Harry stepped back from royal duties alongside wife Meghan Markle to opt for a life in California, he asked if a wreath could be laid on his behalf in 2020 so he would still be able to pay his respects despite not being a working member of The Firm – but it was refused.

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    The Poppy Factory and Buckingham Palace did not explain what had happened to the Duke’s wreath.

    It comes as the latest sign that The Duke of Sussex's upcoming memoir Spare has spooked senior royals.

    One expert claimed it was a significant “no going back” point for his relationship with the Royal Family.

    Harry's decision to opt for the controversial book title, a term not normally said outside of Buckingham Palace, shows he is willing to address things usually not shown to the public, commentator Victoria Murphy said.

    A spokesperson for the Poppy Factory told the Daily Star: “The Poppy Factory underwent a complete redevelopment in 2020, including the creation of a new visitor centre, which has allowed us to bring the story of our factory community to life in our centenary year.

    "The display of Royal wreaths in the visitor centre is unchanged since it was formally opened by Our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen Consort, in November 2021.

    “We will make changes to the exhibition in due course, to reflect changes made to the wreaths following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We are proud of our continued role in creating and maintaining Remembrance wreaths for all working members of The Royal Family.”

    The Daily Star has also reached out to Buckingham Palace to offer a chance to comment.

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