The newspaper quoted a source as saying: “[Harry] is heartbroken. To remove his grandmother’s initials feels very intentional.”
Harry was initially not expected to wear his military uniform as he was stripped of his honorary military titles after he stepped down from royal life in 2020 and moved to California with his wife Meghan Markle and his children.
Andrew was also stripped of his honorary military titles in January after he was accused of alleged sexual assault by a victim of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, with whom the duke had been associated with.
Harry and Prince William led their cousins to stand vigil around the Queen’s coffin while wearing their No 1 dress uniform of the Blues and Royals.
They both wore their golden, diamond and platinum jubilee medals, while Harry also wore his Afghanistan service medal.
Harry, who served in the army for 10 years, rose to the rank of Captain and served two tours in Afghanistan during his time on the frontline.
The vigil of the grandchildren marks the only occasion Harry will get to wear his military uniform.
He will be in civilian dress for other official events, including the Queen’s state funeral on Monday (19 September). He wore a mourning suit to march in the coffin procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday (14 September).
The Independent has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.