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Old 01-27-2011, 10:05 PM
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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?
That's the Garter Star. I don't know much about the details, so I looked this up:

From Wiki: "The star, which is worn pinned to the left breast, was introduced in the 17th century by King Charles I and is a colourfully enameled depiction of the heraldic shield of St. George's Cross, encircled by the Garter, which is itself encircled by an eight-point silver badge. Each point is depicted as a cluster of rays, with the four points of the cardinal directions longer than the intermediate ones. The stars of Stranger Knights and Ladies were once set with several jewels. Since the Order of the Garter is the senior order of the United Kingdom, a member will wear its star above the others (up to three) that he or she holds."

Read more here under "vestments and accoutrements" -- they get collar, star, riband (sash) and a badge, no less!

Order of the Garter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:14 PM
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Sorry, one more Household Cavalry uniform photo because I can't resist. I don't normally think of Diana, but my goodness would she be proud:

Google Image Result for http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/01/06/article-1241013-07C5F5C6000005DC-301_964x742.jpg
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:20 PM
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If William does wear his RAF Officer No. 1 dress uniform and Harry does wears his Blues and Royals Officer No. 1 Dress Order uniform...you have to distinguish with HC due to a rivalry that goes back over 100 yrs...they may look a little something like this...

Photos of Prince Harry, Prince William, the Queen and the Royal Family at Trooping the Colour 2009

...oh, and the star is called "The Garter Star"...I think you know why William wears it...

also if William wears his Blues and Royals Officer No. 1 Dress Order uniform he will not be able to display his pilot wings...
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:35 PM
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Harry, of course, has also left the Blues and Royals and is now in the Army Air Corps so I would expect him to wear that uniform to the wedding.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:04 PM
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Harry, of course, has also left the Blues and Royals and is now in the Army Air Corps so I would expect him to wear that uniform to the wedding.
Not to veer off topic but here is a photo with Harry in his Blues an Royals Officer No.1 Dress order uniform wearing an Army Air Corps beret...take a look at the cap badge:

http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2010/11...14_466x350.jpg

...Army Air Corp wings, Blues and Royals uniform...
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:22 AM
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Not to veer off topic but here is a photo with Harry in his Blues an Royals Officer No.1 Dress order uniform wearing an Army Air Corps beret...take a look at the cap badge:

http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2010/11...14_466x350.jpg

...Army Air Corp wings, Blues and Royals uniform...
That cap looks like one that skateboarders wear! But I guess what skateboarders wear actually looks like the Blues and Royals beret...
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:57 AM
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BrideTide - Wedding Ideas & Bridal Inspiration For The Planning Bride: Cutting Edge New Trend or Tacky? Prince William and Kate Middleton Send Out "Save the Date" Faxes!

Any thoughts? My guess is they probably only went to the royal houses or anyone that has a working staff. Just my opinion. Share yours! ::
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:07 AM
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diana's dress

I knew as soon as I typed those words about Di's dress I would receive contrasting opinions.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but I stick to my guns when I say that dress was too froo froo and ott.
I think people remember it vividly because it was so outlandish and o.t.t.
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:45 AM
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I think you're right. I think it's safe to assume that Kate's will be nothing like it.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:14 AM
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His bus conductor's uniform.

I don't understand what you mean with your response.

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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.
Although I think his Cavalry uniform looks more "stately" to me, I admit, because it is black and I have a very stern image in my mind about grooms, I do agree that he should wear his RAF attire.
It's where he's currently in and so it makes the most sense that that is the worn uniform. I have just taken a look at it again and do find it a very handsome uniform indeed. Especially with that sash... It makes for good distinction and that can be a good thing too.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:17 AM
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NZ PM John Key is another VIP asked to keep wedding date free, according to reports. Key invited to royal wedding - Newstalk ZB
Which royals do y'all think will attend? I'm guessing our PM will most likely be invited as well.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:36 AM
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BrideTide - Wedding Ideas & Bridal Inspiration For The Planning Bride: Cutting Edge New Trend or Tacky? Prince William and Kate Middleton Send Out "Save the Date" Faxes!

Any thoughts? My guess is they probably only went to the royal houses or anyone that has a working staff. Just my opinion. Share yours! ::
I think it's ok. Maybe they wanted a quick way to get a feeler for who from other royal houses could possibly attend or something along those lines (not a true "save the date" perhaps??). We can only guess :). Anyway it's efficient - and not that either are uber classy for a wedding like this, but a fax to me would be nicer IMO...plus, imagine BP sending out an email and it goes into the junk folder instead of the inbox?!?! that is one email I wouldn't want to miss!!!

It's 2:30 am and I'm on my break at work. I might feel differently after work and I've had some sleep!!
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:50 AM
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I think it's ok. Maybe they wanted a quick way to get a feeler for who from other royal houses could possibly attend or something along those lines (not a true "save the date" perhaps??). We can only guess :). Anyway it's efficient - and not that either are uber classy for a wedding like this, but a fax to me would be nicer IMO...plus, imagine BP sending out an email and it goes into the junk folder instead of the inbox?!?! that is one email I wouldn't want to miss!!!

It's 2:30 am and I'm on my break at work. I might feel differently after work and I've had some sleep!!
Just wanted to clarify that IMO perhaps they thought that faxes were preferable to email and they also wanted to give VIP guests as much time as possible to work the wedding into their schedule.

I needs sleep!! LOL
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:02 AM
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If William does wear his RAF Officer No. 1 dress uniform and Harry does wears his Blues and Royals Officer No. 1 Dress Order uniform...you have to distinguish with HC due to a rivalry that goes back over 100 yrs...they may look a little something like this...

Photos of Prince Harry, Prince William, the Queen and the Royal Family at Trooping the Colour 2009

...oh, and the star is called "The Garter Star"...I think you know why William wears it...

also if William wears his Blues and Royals Officer No. 1 Dress Order uniform he will not be able to display his pilot wings...
The RAF uniform looks washed out and bland next to Harry's uniform. I really hope William doesn't wear this for the wedding. It's just not dressy enough for a Royal wedding, even with the sash and Garter Star.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:08 AM
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I personally love the RAF uniform & think it's fine for a wedding, I think William, especially, actually suits this uniform really well too. I don't see really any reason why he wouldn't wear that uniform anyway as if he's going to wear military uniform at all, surely he'd almost HAVE to wear the uniform from the service he was currently serving?
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:17 AM
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I personally love the RAF uniform & think it's fine for a wedding, I think William, especially, actually suits this uniform really well too. I don't see really any reason why he wouldn't wear that uniform anyway as if he's going to wear military uniform at all, surely he'd almost HAVE to wear the uniform from the service he was currently serving?
For a normal wedding yes. But for a Royal wedding I think his Household Calvary uniform is much more formal. I guess I am just more used to seeing dark uniforms at Royal weddings and the color of this one throws me.
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I don't understand what you mean with your response.



Although I think his Cavalry uniform looks more "stately" to me, I admit, because it is black and I have a very stern image in my mind about grooms, I do agree that he should wear his RAF attire.
It's where he's currently in and so it makes the most sense that that is the worn uniform. I have just taken a look at it again and do find it a very handsome uniform indeed. Especially with that sash... It makes for good distinction and that can be a good thing too.

True, the sash helps a bit, but he'd wear the Garter sash no matter what, so I still hope he finds an alternative to the RAF uniform.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:43 AM
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The Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin send a request to Buckingam Palace in order to get an invitation,but he was refused.He wanted to attend the wedding with his wife-to-be Naomi Campbell.
http://www.people.passion.ru/l.php/d...bu-printsa.htm
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:30 AM
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The Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin send a request to Buckingam Palace in order to get an invitation,but he was refused.He wanted to attend the wedding with his wife-to-be Naomi Campbell.
http://www.people.passion.ru/l.php/d...bu-printsa.htm
Excellent!
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:35 AM
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The Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin send a request to Buckingam Palace in order to get an invitation,but he was refused.He wanted to attend the wedding with his wife-to-be Naomi Campbell.
http://www.people.passion.ru/l.php/d...bu-printsa.htm
Wow! How obnoxious to invite yourself to a wedding. Sounds like he and Naomi are made for each other.
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