Men in Uniform

UPDATED 05/16/2011 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/16/2011 at 01:00 AM EDT

BLUE SASH & STAR

The sash and badge represent Will's status as a knight of the Garter; the wings on the sash symbolize the Royal Air Force.

RED COAT

The groom's ceremonial uniform signifies his appointment as honorary Colonel of the Irish Guards in the British Army.

FORAGE CAP

The groom's hat features an eight-point star, the insignia of the Irish Guards.

MEDAL

The Golden Jubilee medal was bestowed by the Queen for military service.

WAIST SASH

Gold-and-crimson sashes are worn by senior officers at royal events.

SPURS

Historically, some Irish Guards rode horses into battle; today the spurs are for show.

MEDALS

Harry has earned a Golden Jubilee medal and an Afghanistan Campaign medal.

NAVY TUNIC

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.

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