Prince Harry’s big day is here!
The 33-year-old Prince of Wales, who is set to marry Meghan Markle, was all smiles as he arrived to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England, on Saturday. Harry happily waved to the hundreds of people who gathered around the castle to celebrate the royal couple’s joyous wedding day
The red-headed groom wore a black military uniform. He walked alongside his brother and best man, Prince William , who looked just as regal in his own black uniform. For special occasions and wedding, it is customary for members of the British monarchy to wear their ceremonial uniforms
According to the Palace, Harry’s frockcoat is made from blue doeskin. It is single-breasted in style with a stand-up collar, complete with figured braiding of Regimental pattern, and is cut and made by hand. The sleeve pattern is intricate in detail and took one person one week to complete.The frockcoat is ranked to Major with large gold embroidered crowns.
The badge on the left chest is Pilots’ Wings attained while serving with the Army Air Corps for flying Apache helicopters. The four medal ribbons below the Wings are, from left to right: K.C.V.O., Afghanistan with rosette, The Queen’s Golden Jubilee and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The trousers, officially called ‘overalls’, are made from a blue and black wool barathea and are fastened by a leather strap and buckle underneath the boot. They would have traditionally been worn on horseback. The hat is a Blues and Royals Forage Cap (No.1 Dress cap). There is a white buckskin waist belt with Regimental buckle and slings but no sword.
As for Prince William, the Best Man is wearing the same uniform as Harry, also to the Rank of Major. The Wings are those attained flying helicopters whilst serving with the RAF, the two medals below from left to right are: Queen’s Golden Jubilee and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. William is also wearing the Garter Star. As an Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty The Queen, he’s wearing the EIIR cyphers on his shoulder straps along with a gold Aiguillette on his right shoulder