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William to wed in red tunic of Irish Guards

Published 29/04/2011 | 05:00

The Irish wolfhound mascot lines up with the Irish Guards
The Irish wolfhound mascot lines up with the Irish Guards

PRINCE William will be married in the red tunic of the Irish Guards today as senior members of the royal family put on full military uniform for the occasion.

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In place of the ceremonial bearskin, the prince will wear a simple forage cap bearing the regiment's motto: Quis Separabit [Who shall separate us?]

His decision to wear the Irish Guards mounted officer's uniform was welcomed as a tribute to a battalion that has recently returned from an arduous tour in Afghanistan.

It may also reflect the royal family's wish to demonstrate the strengthening of ties between London and Dublin ahead of the Queen's historic state visit to Ireland next month. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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