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What Uniforms did The Pow and Doe wear or George V And George VI What ranks
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What Uniforms did The Pow and Doe wear or George V And George VI What ranks
The Prince of Wales wore his full dress naval commander uniform, the Duke of Edinburgh wore his lieutenant in the Royal Navy uniform, I believe.
I am not sure about George VI and George V I cannot find.
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:01 PM
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Okay, we are talking about a segment of Rachael Ray's show. Doesn't the joke begin with the fact that Rachael Ray has her own daytime TV show?
Very true! A guest that doesn't have a clue about Royal weddings, or Kate's taste is perfect for a host that doesn't have a clue about how to cook unless it requires opening cans, packages or boxes and throwing it into a pot. No doubt she will offer a segment on what kind of "Sammies" will be served a the Royal wedding luncheon next.
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:37 PM
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Yes, the Household Cavalry uniform is more dashing and formal-looking, being so dark, but you're right in that he will probably go with RAF. Morning suit would be the most surprising, but I really liked Prince Edward in his along with Charles & Andrew as supporters. They all got to wear different colored "accessories" (vest, tie) which made the wedding a bit more colorful, IMO.

Edward really hadn't much choice, he didn't have a military service career like his brothers did, and would have been criticized for wearing a uniform, imo.

I think the uniforms very dashing, and I'm certain William will opt to wear one, but the question is which? Does anyone know which ones he is entitled to wear?

(I remember reading an article by Prince Charles' valet where he said the POW had a whole roomful of uniforms)!
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:15 PM
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Edward really hadn't much choice, he didn't have a military service career like his brothers did, and would have been criticized for wearing a uniform, imo.

I think the uniforms very dashing, and I'm certain William will opt to wear one, but the question is which? Does anyone know which ones he is entitled to wear?

(I remember reading an article by Prince Charles' valet where he said the POW had a whole roomful of uniforms)!
Ok.. this I find interesting. I went looking around to see just what a full dress RAF uniform looks like and this is what I found. Also answers the question of what George VI wore for his wedding.

From wiki:

Group Captain HRH the Duke of York (later King George VI) wore RAF full dress at his wedding to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923. The Duke wore or carried the full dress headgear rather than the service dress cap.
Today the blue-grey full dress uniform is no longer worn, except in a modified form by RAF bandsmen.[6]


Maybe William will go with the Household Calvary uniform which does look amazingly stunning and fitting for a royal wedding. I believe he is wearing it at Trooping the Color 2008. Getty Images - Unsupported browser detected

I cannot in any way even start to imagine that Kate would wear anything strapless going into Westminster Abbey unless the simple strapless style dress somehow had a more "regal" type of overdress with train that could be removed after the ceremony therefore giving her a more relaxed easy to move in gown for the after parties. One dress.. two different styles in one. I'd not be surprised at all.
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:46 PM
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Ok.. this I find interesting. I went looking around to see just what a full dress RAF uniform looks like and this is what I found. Also answers the question of what George VI wore for his wedding.

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Group Captain HRH the Duke of York (later King George VI) wore RAF full dress at his wedding to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923. The Duke wore or carried the full dress headgear rather than the service dress cap.
Today the blue-grey full dress uniform is no longer worn, except in a modified form by RAF bandsmen.[6]


Maybe William will go with the Household Calvary uniform which does look amazingly stunning and fitting for a royal wedding. I believe he is wearing it at Trooping the Color 2008. Getty Images - Unsupported browser detected
So, here is a colorized photo of the then Duke of York (King George VI) in his RAF dress uniform. He has more medals and the gold rope detail, but what makes it look more formal to me is the high neck. William's dress uniform has regular lapels and is worn with shirt & tie. Hmmm, still wishing for the Household Cavalary Uniform....

1923 - The Duke of York
Google Image Result for http://www.fashion-era.com/images/SocialHistory/qmwedd22.jpg

2009 - Prince William
Google Image Result for http://i.thisislondon.co.uk/i/pix/2009/10/wills415.jpg
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So, here is a colorized photo of the then Duke of York (King George VI) in his RAF dress uniform. He has more medals and the gold rope detail, but what makes it look more formal to me is the high neck. William's dress uniform has regular lapels and is worn with shirt & tie. Hmmm, still wishing for the Household Cavalary Uniform....

1923 - The Duke of York
Google Image Result for http://www.fashion-era.com/images/SocialHistory/qmwedd22.jpg

2009 - Prince William
Google Image Result for http://i.thisislondon.co.uk/i/pix/2009/10/wills415.jpg
Would you guys stop it? You make my mouth water
That is the uniform I see incredibly fitting for his wedding, but I suspect we will get to see him in a "less grand" uniform - his RAF attire.
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If William does wear his Household Cavalry uniform, perhaps Harry would also wear his.
That would look wonderful when they are standing together!

Historic dual portrait of Prince William and Prince Harry unveiled at National Portrait Gallery | Mail Online

I like this portrait of the pair of them wearing the uniform.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:51 PM
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If William does wear his Household Cavalry uniform, perhaps Harry would also wear his.
That would look wonderful when they are standing together!

Historic dual portrait of Prince William and Prince Harry unveiled at National Portrait Gallery | Mail Online

I like this portrait of the pair of them wearing the uniform.
That uniform just reeks formal wedding to me while the RAF service uniform just doesn't do it for me and doesn't seem formal enough for a royal wedding at Westminster Abbey. The RAF full dress uniform George VI wore is kind of attractive but they no longer have the RAF full dress except for the modified version that bandmen wear. My vote is definitely gonna go for the Household Calvary uniform and I agree if both brothers wore them, they'd look amazing together.
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I suspect we will get to see him in a "less grand" uniform - his RAF attire.
His bus conductor's uniform.

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I can't imagine she'd go strapless, why?
I don't think strapless gowns are inappropriate (although the Queen may).
BUT- they have been done to death!
It's at the point where anyone in a strapless gown looks like she's wearing a uniform.

I truly think this is one trend that has been played out for a long time, and it's time to get away from it.
I agree--strapless is so overdone. It is hard to find pre-made wedding dresses that are not strapless!
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He doesn't have a clue what he is talking about. This is a Royal wedding being held in Westminster Abby, not a tacky over the top wedding being held at the local Country Clubor hotel. He even says she will be Princess Catherine after she is married. The entire segment is a joke.

Strapless is not appropriate for Westminster Abby and particularly a Royal wedding. I don't see Kate opting for that style even if it was. It's just not her style.

I agree the strapless style is getting really old and there are very few brides that can wear the style without looking like a squeezed sausage. There is nothing attractive about bulging flesh over the top of a tight dress. Not that Kate would have this issue since she is so thin.
I agree--strapless is unflattering on so many women. It really does show how little this "expert" knows about the royal family.
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As William is currently a serving officer in the RAF, having transferred from the army to the air force, I think he should wear his current uniform and not one the one from which he has already transferred - not just the unit but the entire service.
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That uniform just reeks formal wedding to me while the RAF service uniform just doesn't do it for me and doesn't seem formal enough for a royal wedding at Westminster Abbey. The RAF full dress uniform George VI wore is kind of attractive but they no longer have the RAF full dress except for the modified version that bandmen wear. My vote is definitely gonna go for the Household Calvary uniform and I agree if both brothers wore them, they'd look amazing together.
Well, now that a few of us agree, let's inform St. James's Palace of our decision! Household Cavalry uniforms for the Brothers Wales!

I do wonder, though, if there is a more "senior" service and he would wear THAT uniform, for instance, Navy is higher than Cavalry, which is higher than RAF (just my example). He's done stints in all of them, hasn't he?
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Mmmm, quite agree. It's not a good look to work for the RAF and for William to get married in an Army Uniform would be just plain wrong. How would his unit take it if he got married wearing an Army uniform just because it looks prettier? It would make him look vain at best and and shallow at the very worst. It would also send out a message that the RAF is second best and we all know how touchily competitive the different arms of the military are.

No, I'm, afraid it's just RAF Service Dress for him if he hopes for a happy and comfortable life with his SAR unit for the next few years.
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Mmmm, quite agree. It's not a good look to work for the RAF and for William to get married in an Army Uniform would be just plain wrong. How would his unit take it if he got married wearing an Army uniform just because it looks prettier? It would make him look vain at best and and shallow at the very worst. It would also send out a message that the RAF is second best and we all know how touchily competitive the different arms of the military are.

No, I'm, afraid it's just RAF Service Dress for him if he hopes for a happy and comfortable life with his SAR unit for the next few years.
Good points. It will be interesting to see just what he does wear and I expect, like Kate's dress, we won't know until the day of the wedding. I really do wish that the RAF still had full dress uniforms. Hmmm.. wonder if it would work if he wore an historic one? There's a thought.
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Good points. It will be interesting to see just what he does wear and I expect, like Kate's dress, we won't know until the day of the wedding. I really do wish that the RAF still had full dress uniforms. Hmmm.. wonder if it would work if he wore an historic one? There's a thought.

That might make everyone think of a costume party, though.

No, I'm afraid it's got to be that RAF uniform.
Now, why couldn't William have gotten married while still in the Household Cavalry?

Although, technically, I believe he's entitled to wear any military uniform that he's served in, whether or not it's current.
(But I agree his fellow RAF officers wouldn't appreciate that! Maybe they should agitate for a spiffier dress uniform?)
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It would work if the wedding was themed "Historic". Perhaps the RAF have been looking for a reason to reactivate such a terrific uniform look and will ask Prince William to be the Poster Boy for change . . . . . .
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If William does wear his Household Cavalry uniform, perhaps Harry would also wear his.
That would look wonderful when they are standing together!

Historic dual portrait of Prince William and Prince Harry unveiled at National Portrait Gallery | Mail Online

I like this portrait of the pair of them wearing the uniform.
Oh definitely the Household Calvery Uniform. The RAF uniform just isn't formal enough for a Royal Wedding. What is the star that William is wearing below the sash?
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That wedding was a fairytale, romantic, young and sort of naive/full of expectations and Diana's appearance totally fit the bill - imo.

I am very curious to see what Catherine will be wearing, along with William.
You're right...When I try to imagine the young Diana in a modern, sleek gown, it just does...not...compute. I think the Emanuels got it just right.
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