Princes in Royal Uniforms – Who Looks Better?
Prince William and his best man, his brother Prince Harry, stepped out of a burgundy Rolls-Royce in front of Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding on Friday in striking military garb.
The groom's uniform of Colonel of the Irish Guard featured a scarlet jacket, a bright blue sash, gold sword slings (without an actual sword inside) and a forage cap. He also wore the Garter Sash with the Wings of the Royal Air Force, the Garter Star and the Golden Jubilee Medal.
Despite his worries about being "too nervous", a smiling William appeared relaxed as he chatted with the Dean of Westminster at the Abbey and was escorted down the aisle by Sir Stephen Lamport, Prince Charles's former private secretary who now works at the Abbey. He also greeted members of his mother's family, kissing his aunt, Lady Sarah McCorquodale (Diana's sister), and close friends Tom van straubenzee, the van Cutsem brothers and Guy Pelly.
By his side the entire time was Harry, whose uniform of Captain of the Household Cavalry featured aiguillettes, a cross-belt and gold waist belt with sword slings, but no sword, and a forage cap. He also wore the Wings of the Army Air Corps and Golden Jubilee and Afghanistan campaign medals.
After about five minutes, the Princes retired St. Edmund's chapel out of sight to wait the arrival of his bride-to-be, Catherine.
But which Prince looked better in his uniform? According to PEOPLE.com readers – 62 percent voted for William and 38 percent voted for Harry – the groom, appropriately is the most dapper of the day.
Reporting by SIMON PERRY, CHARLOTTE TRIGGS, STEVE HELLING, LIZ CORCORAN, MONIQUE JESSEN and KRISTEN MASCIA in London
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