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Apr. 30th, 2011

05:31 pm - Confirmation bias

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From:johnckirk
Date:April 30th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
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Oops, yes, sorry, I've corrected that :) Apparently he did some training with the Royal Navy, so that's probably where I got confused.

And no, I didn't notice any of those clues. I was curious about his uniform, and I assumed it was something like "honorary commander" (or at least the sash). Ditto for Prince Harry's uniform, since I assume that most people at his rank don't have that much gold braid. I recognised the Imperial March, which they played on the big TV screens at about 07:30 on the big screens: I think it was the Volkswagon advert, but I couldn't see the screen from where I was (roaming around on my bike), so I just thought it was an odd choice for a wedding...
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From:pozorvlak
Date:April 30th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
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Actually, my (ex-RAF) mother informs me that he was wearing an Irish Guards uniform - Muphry's Law strikes again!
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From:gaspodog
Date:May 1st, 2011 08:57 am (UTC)
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It would appear that he was wearing the dress uniform of the Irish Guards (as pozorvlak rightly points out), though he was also wearing RAF wings and the blue riband (sash) of the Order of the Garter.

As a captain with the Blues and Royals (household cavalry), it's entirely possible that Harry's dress uniform does come with that much excessive gold braid :)

(Though for the sake of pedantry it should be noted that he currently serves with the army air corps).
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From:pozorvlak
Date:May 1st, 2011 11:37 am (UTC)
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RAF wings! That must have been what confused me.

And yes, johnckirk, note that dress uniform isn't the same as working uniform - Harry wouldn't have worn that at FOB Delhi, but nor would the Chief of the General Staff wear it to the office. And the Household Cavalry are very grand, even by Army standards :-)
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