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Uniforms at Royal Weddings
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Louis Epstein
2017-12-20 23:12:08 UTC
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The British princes who marry have tended to wear military dress uniforms
for the ceremony.

The Prince who is to marry in May has just been named to succeed his
grandfather as Captain General (ceremonial head) of the Royal Marines,
concurrent with a changeover in the office of Commandant General
(the functional head)...a photo's been released showing all four
(outgoing general,Prince Philip,Prince Henry,incoming general).
Curiously,all four were in civilian clothes for the photo.

But does this open up a new uniform option other than his
Guards Captain uniform?(Princes Charles and Andrew married
in Navy uniform as I recall).

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2017-12-21 02:01:55 UTC
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Post by Louis Epstein
The British princes who marry have tended to wear military dress uniforms
for the ceremony.
The Prince who is to marry in May has just been named to succeed his
grandfather as Captain General (ceremonial head) of the Royal Marines,
concurrent with a changeover in the office of Commandant General
(the functional head)...a photo's been released showing all four
(outgoing general,Prince Philip,Prince Henry,incoming general).
Curiously,all four were in civilian clothes for the photo.
But does this open up a new uniform option other than his
Guards Captain uniform?(Princes Charles and Andrew married
in Navy uniform as I recall).
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The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
The Prince of Wales opted to wear morning dress for his second marriage although he was in uniform for his first. Maybe Prince Harry will choose morning dress in lieu of an uniform?

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Donald Binks
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2017-12-25 10:11:48 UTC
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The Captain General Royal Marines wears the number 1 general's pattern for the corps of Royal Marines, that is, dark blue tunic with high collar, red gorget tabs on the collar, dark blue trousers with a scarlet stripe down the side, peaked cap with scarlet band and white crown; only with the rank insignia and accoutrements of a field marshal. HRH the Duke of Edinburgh wore this uniform quite regularly on ceremonial occasions connected with the Royal Marines (although not on his last appearance) in his role as Captain General. In other orders of dress, the same dress is worn as with other officers save the Field Marshal's rank insignia. As Captain General; Prince Henry will of course be entitled to wear the number 1 uniform. Whether he does or not however, we will have to see.
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2017-12-28 08:52:00 UTC
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Although note technically the number 1 uniform is an undress uniform rather than a full dress uniform: full dress now being worn only by the Royal Marines Band Service; which incidentally is true also for nearly all of the regiments of the British Army with the exception of the Guards and the Household Cavalry: only bands and certain other exceptions such as mascot handlers now wear full dress, there being, however; an individual and different version of number 1 dress for each individual regiment.
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