Prince Harry honours old regiment by wearing Blues and Royals military uniform at royal wedding

The Duke of Cambridge was also wearing the same uniform

Sabrina Barr
Monday 21 May 2018 17:00 BST
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Prince Harry chose to wear the Blues and Royals military uniform when he married Meghan Markle.

Kensington Palace released details about the groom's choice of attire as he made his way to St George's Chapel.

The ensemble was particularly significant as Prince Harry chose to wear a major's uniform as opposed to that of a general, despite his appointment as Captain General of the Royal Marines by the Queen.

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According to defence industry consultant and ex-British army officer Nicholas Drummond, there was a special reason behind this decision.

"As Captain General of the Marines, Prince Harry could have chosen to get married in a general's uniform," Mr Drummond wrote.

"Instead, he wore that of his original regiment, the Household Cavalry, and the rank of Major.

"This tells you a lot about the man, his humility and his commitment to service."

The Queen granted Prince Harry permission to wear this particular uniform for the royal wedding.

The Duke of Cambridge, his best man, was also wearing the same uniform.

The frockcoats being worn by the royal brothers were tailored at Dege & Skinner on Savile Row.

The Blues and Royals is a cavalry regiment in the British Army that was formed in 1969.

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The Queen is the colonel-in-chief of the Blues and Royals regiment and Princess Anne is the colonel of the regiment.

Prince William wore the uniform of the colonel of the Irish Guards when he married the Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.

Markle chose to wear a dress created by Givenchy for the royal wedding with a veil that was designed to represent every country in the Commonwealth.

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