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Prince Edward medals: Did Edward serve in the army? Which medals does Prince Edward have?

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Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex were among royal family members attending services for Remembrance Day today. The Earl and Countess of Wessex were at the National Memorial Arboretum today where they observed a two minutes silence simultaneously with locations across the UK.

Which medals does Prince Edward have?

As he stood for the silence, several medals could be seen adorning Prince Edward’s chest.

While not all could be seen clearly, he has several honorary medals. 

He has the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee medal, Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee medal and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.

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He also has the Canadian Forces Decoration, New Zealand Commemorative medal, medal commemorating the Silver Jubilee of the Sultan of Brunei, medal commemorating the Golden Jubilee of the Sultan of Brunei.

Edward also has the Royal Victorian Order Star and Order of the Garter Star which are given by the Queen.

He could also be seen wearing epaulettes on his shoulders with gold braiding which reflects his appointment as an Aide-de-camp to The Queen.

This is worn just off the right shoulder when someone is appointed as an ADC to a Royal Family member rather than on the left shoulder for other appointments.

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