Prince Harry awarded Platinum Jubilee medal despite stepping back from royal duties

The Duke of Sussex was spotted wearing the medal at the Service of Thanksgiving

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Prince Harry has been awarded a medal by the Queen, following his return to the UK for Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee.

The medals, which are privately-funded, have been distributed to both working and non-working members of the Royal Family.

The Duke of Sussex was spotted wearing the gold medal yesterday.

They are attached to red, white and blue ribbon and feature a profile of the Queen, alongside her regal name Elizabeth II, and the Latin Dei Gratia Regina, which means by the grace of God, Queen.

It has been reported that his cousins Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie received the commemorative medals, alongside their husbands.

Princess Margaret's son the Earl of Snowdon and Prince Micheal of Kent's son, Lord Frederick Windsor accepted the medals with gratitude.

The commemorative medals were also presented to frontline staff from the police, fire and emergency services who have completed five years' service, as a token of thanks.

Members of the Royal Household with one year of qualifying service will receive medals too.

Prince Harry was awarded the commemorative medal by his grandmother, the Queen
Prince Harry was awarded the commemorative medal by his grandmother, the Queen

Harry and Meghan arrived at Farnborough airport with their children Archie and Lilibet on Wednesday afternoon, and were welcomed by an entourage of the Queen's close protection officers.

Arriving on a private jet to the UK from California, the couple were transported to their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage, by bullet-proof cars.

Despite not appearing on the Palace balcony for the RAF flypast, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were photographed watching Trooping the Colour inside the Major General's Office with other non-working royals.

Megan and Harry attended the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral yesterday morning, receiving boos and jeers as they ascended the stairs.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte applaud a rehearsal during their visit to Cardiff Castle
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte applaud a rehearsal during their visit to Cardiff Castle

The couple have maintained a low profile across the celebrations, with fresh reports revealling the couple will watch the Platinum Party at the Palace from the comfort of Windsor Palace.

The Duke and Duchess are set to celebrate their daughter Lilibet's first birthday today, with members of the Royal Family including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, sending celebratory wishes via Twitter.

Members of the Royal Family have been touring the country today, visiting parties and events marking the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were accompanied by Prince George and Princess Charlotte for a visit to Cardiff to meet entertainers staging a Jubilee show.

Prince Louis was not in tow, after his behaviour on the Palace balcony during the flypast "stole the show".