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Prince William to Wear Military Uniform For Wedding

A Groom in Uniform — Turn-On or Turnoff?

Women are said to love to a man in uniform, but what about on their wedding day? Prince William got a promotion in the British Armed Forces today and a new title: Colonel of the Irish Guards in the British Army. I have no idea what that means, but I do know it comes with a fancy — and flashy — new outfit that may leave Kate Middleton rethinking her Spring wedding colors.

The ceremonial uniform is a scarlet-red jacket with black pants (sorry, trousers) with scarlet-piping down the legs. It's positively regal in the worst way. There's no picture of William in it yet, but here's a picture of his father, Prince Charles, in similar dress. The prince was already expected to wear his more traditional uniform seen above, but when People asked historian Hugo Vickors if he'd don it on his wedding day, Vickors said, "Seeing as the appointment has just been made, he jolly-well ought to."

I'm sure most brides are proud of their groom's military achievements, but wearing uniforms on wedding days has always struck me as a strange mix of church and state. Maybe I just want a casual wedding, or maybe I am a control freak, but I would want the man I'm marrying to look like an individual not a soldier. What about you — is the idea a turn-on or turnoff?

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TheBestRedDress TheBestRedDress 6 years
Well that's good, I hope he wears a hat, or gets Bosley.
lizlee89 lizlee89 6 years
I second danakscully; men in uniforms are always a turn-on - as long as the guy himself is attractive, both in looks and personality...
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
Turn off for a wedding, turn on every other day :P My ex is in the Navy, I loved his uniform, but made it clear that if we ever got married, he was wearing a tux. I think it draws attention away from the bride's dress too. Ditto what Jade said.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I think a guy in a uniform is hot, but would not have wanted my guy to dress that way on our wedding day if he had one!
millarci millarci 6 years
A guy in uniform is always sexy!
juicebox07 juicebox07 6 years
I agree JadeMorn. I voted turnoff because I've never found uniforms romantic or sexy.
AgainAnew AgainAnew 6 years
I think on the day of the wedding a man should be a groom and a husband, nothing else... for one day. I also wonder what people would say about the bride wearing her uniform instead of a white dress?
bethinabox bethinabox 6 years
A guy wearing a uniform is always a turn on--yum!
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