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Harrods bans soldiers on Poppy Day | the Daily Mail

A serving Army officer was banned from entering Harrods on Remembrance Day in case his uniform upset other shoppers.
Lieutenant Daniel Lenherr had just taken part in a parade honouring Britain's war dead when the London department store turned him away at the door. ...

The store has stood by their dress policy, saying: "There is a long-standing tradition at Harrods that would normally preclude customers who are wearing non-civilian attire from entering the store.

"A lot of people assume that somebody in uniform is either there on official duty, which could cause them alarm, or they assume they're a member of staff and ask them where the lavatories are and so on."

Yet another reason not to use the old Knightsbridge corner shop - I don't think they felt the same in the days when Whatshisname was still flogging cheap jewellery to tourists in Cairo - for instance back on 17th Dec 1983 when three members of the public and three police officers were killed by an IRA bomb as they worked to clear the store...

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Perhaps Harrods should be renamed Al Fayed's?

The Burhka, remains welcome in Al Fayed's.

No3,

Of course the burhka remains welcome despite the ease with which it facilitates shoplifting. A goodly chunk of Fayed's customers are the wives, concubines and daughters of the saudi oil princes resident in South Ken.

I've never really liked shopping in Harrods and always avoided as much as I could in favour of Peter Jones when I was a resident of K&C.

Last time I was was as a tourist guide to my young female ozzie relative. I was amazed to discover when she wanted to go to the loo that they were charging a quid.

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