29
Apr
11

Prince William Is Wearing Red Uniform of Colonel of the Irish Guards for Wedding

We LOVE a man in uniform!!!

Prince William right now wearing the red uniform of Colonel of the Irish Guards on his wedding day. (Prince William was appointed as Colonel of the Irish Guards in February. )

The Prince is also wearing a gold and crimson sash, and gold sword slings, but is not carrying a sword. (SAD FACE.)

The Telegraph reports that there was some dissapointment among RAF officers that Prince Wiliam would not wear an Air Force uniform. Prince William is commissioned in all three Armed Services, and obviously could only wear one uniform.

Prince Harry is wearing the uniform of a Captain of the Household Cavalry. Prince Harry will also wear aiguillettes, a cross-belt and gold waist belt with sword slings, but no sword.

Here are the details of each uniform from the official release:

Prince William’s Uniform

Prince William will wear an Irish Guards Mounted Officer’s uniform in Guard of Honour Order with a Forage Cap.

The Prince will wear a gold and crimson sash, and gold sword slings, both of which are worn in the presence of a Member of the Royal Family. The Prince will not wear a sword.

The Prince will wear the Garter Sash with the Wings of the Royal Air Force, the Garter Star and the Golden Jubilee Medal.

The tunic, in Guards’ Red, features the Irish Guards’ distinctive arrangement of buttons in groups of four. The buttons feature the Harp of Ireland surmounted by the Crown Imperial. The arrangement of buttons on the uniform denotes the Irish Guards’ position in the Order of Battle as the Fourth Regiment of Foot Guards.

The Insignia of the Irish Guards on the Forage Cap is the eight-pointed Star of the Most Illustrious Order of St. Patrick, and features the Regiment’s motto ‘Quis Separabit?’ (‘Who shall separate us?’). The uniform was fitted by Kashket and Partners.

Prince Harry’s Uniform:

Prince Harry will wear a Blues and Royals officer’s uniform in Dismounted Review Order, with a Forage Cap.

The Prince will wear aiguillettes, a cross-belt and gold waist belt with sword slings, but no sword.

The Prince will wear the Wings of the Army Air Corps and Golden Jubilee and Afghanistan Campaign medals.

The Forage Cap carries the badge of the Blues and Royals, which features the insignia of the Most Noble Order of the Garter with The Queen’s cipher.

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