One serving member of the cavalry regiment said: 'Prince Harry is letting us all down.
And the question of whether Prince Harry had let down the nation, the military or himself was even debated by people in other countries.
Often praised for being rigorous about her royal obligations, the queen had delegated the Remembrance Sunday duty to Charles, 68, the next in line to the British throne. "There's no place for beards in the Queen's cavalry", the source claimed.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who concealed her baby bump in a double-buttoned black coat, paid her respects on Remembrance Sunday on the balcony with Sophie, the Countess of Wessex alongside her Majesty and Prince Phillip.
The British Army rules forbid all beards, except in a few rare circumstances, such as when a soldier is suffering from a skin complaint, or has strong religious reasons for retaining facial hair.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, aged 91 and 96 respectively, stood on a balcony at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as their son placed the Queen's wreath at the Cenotaph.
Harry's grandma, the Queen, is Colonel-in-Chief of the Blues and Royals, while the Colonel of the Regiment is Princess Anne, his aunt.
Ishaq Dar likely to lose ministerial slot
On September 27, the finance minister had been indicted for possessing assets beyond his known sources of income. In response, Qudoosi had stated that Dar, who is presently in London, will fully recover in three to six weeks.