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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/ 3/2011

Prince William to wear a uniform to his wedding

By Autumn Brewington

Prince William in 2008 after his graduation from the Royal Air Force College in Cranwell, England. (AP)

Kate Middleton's wedding-day attire has sparked intense speculation -- some since before the royal engagement was announced -- with camera crews staking out a Bruce Oldfield shop in London last month after Kate's mother and sister were seen in one of the British designer's stores.

Less attention has been focused on what, exactly, Prince William will wear on their wedding day. But the options have been narrowed down.

"He will be wearing a military uniform," a spokesman for Clarence House, the official residence of Prince Charles, William's father, told the Toronto Star. "He hasn't decided on which one yet."

That's not "which one" as in which uniform to pull out of the closet -- a new one will be made -- but which branch of the military; the prince has served with the army, navy and air force. His father and his grandfather, Prince Philip, wore their Royal Navy uniforms on their wedding days.

It's likely that William, who is stationed in north Wales and working as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, will wear his Royal Air Force uniform. But he probably can't go wrong: Lip readers suggested that during his army graduation ceremony a few years ago Kate remarked to friends, "I love the uniform, it's so so sexy."

By Autumn Brewington  | February 3, 2011; 11:00 AM ET
Categories:  Media coverage, Prince William, Wedding dress  | Tags:  Autumn Brewington  
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It will probably be enjoyable for him, since Odumbo and Moochelle have't been invited.

Posted by: LarryG62 | February 3, 2011 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Don't forget the camouflage-patterned condoms.

Posted by: TooManyPeople | February 3, 2011 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Will the pickled prune (oops, I mean Queen Lizzy) attend the ceremony?

Posted by: blackforestcherry | February 3, 2011 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Yes, we realized what you meant the first time when you said "which one." Obviously, if there was a decision to be made, one could assume it was not between 2 identical objects. [sigh]

Posted by: forgetthis | February 3, 2011 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Those wings are pretty impressive but he sure looked nifty in the Royal Navy uniform.

Posted by: menopausequeen | February 3, 2011 6:07 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand why the royals wear military uniforms at decidedly non-military events. It's a wedding, not field maneuvers.

Posted by: naw480 | February 3, 2011 9:37 PM | Report abuse

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