Men in Uniform
updated 05/16/2011 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/16/2011 AT 01:00 AM EDT
The sash and badge represent Will's status as a knight of the Garter; the wings on the sash symbolize the Royal Air Force.
The groom's ceremonial uniform signifies his appointment as honorary Colonel of the Irish Guards in the British Army.
The groom's hat features an eight-point star, the insignia of the Irish Guards.
The Golden Jubilee medal was bestowed by the Queen for military service.
Gold-and-crimson sashes are worn by senior officers at royal events.
Historically, some Irish Guards rode horses into battle; today the spurs are for show.
Harry has earned a Golden Jubilee medal and an Afghanistan Campaign medal.
A captain in the Household Cavalry, Harry wore a Blues & Royals uniform.
GOLD BELTS & AIGUILLETTES
The belts around his waist and chest and the braided cords are worn at important events.