Beyond Kate Middleton's Dress: What Everyone Else Will Be Wearing to the Royal Wedding

There's one facet of the royal wedding that has most everyone (and especially us) rapt: Kate Middleton's dress. Who will design it? (No, really, tell us if you know.) Speculation over who will land the coveted commission has reached fever pitch and overshadowed all the other key players. And we thought they deserved a little love. Plus, we know more about what Prince William will wear, and what his grandmother the Queen will wear, and what Kate's sister and maid of honor will wear, than what Kate's wedding dress will look like. So as the big day draws near, here's a look at what you can expect everyone else to be wearing.
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There's one facet of the royal wedding that has most everyone (and especially us) rapt: Kate Middleton's dress. Who will design it? (No, really, tell us if you know.) Speculation over who will land the coveted commission has reached fever pitch and overshadowed all the other key players. And we thought they deserved a little love. Plus, we know more about what Prince William will wear, and what his grandmother the Queen will wear, and what Kate's sister and maid of honor will wear, than what Kate's wedding dress will look like. So as the big day draws near, here's a look at what you can expect everyone else to be wearing.
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There's one facet of the royal wedding that has most everyone (and especially us) rapt: Kate Middleton's dress. Who will design it? (No, really, tell us if you know.) Speculation over who will land the coveted commission has reached fever pitch and overshadowed all the other key players. And we thought they deserved a little love. Plus, we know more about what Prince William will wear, and what his grandmother the Queen will wear, and what Kate's sister and maid of honor will wear, than what Kate's wedding dress will look like. So as the big day draws near, here's a look at what you can expect everyone else to be wearing.

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Prince William Prince William will wear his military uniform on his wedding day. He's recently been approved for his first honorary military appointment as a Colonel of the Irish Guards. This is relevant because with that appointment comes a new spiffy formal uniform--"a scarlet-red jacket and black pants with scarlet-red piping" according to Yahoo!--that some are speculating he might wear on the big day. He also won't wear a wedding ring, the Daily Mail is reporting. The Brit tabloid has it from sources that "the Prince discussed the issue with his fiancée but has chosen not to. 'It is simply down to personal preference,' an aide said."

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Carole Middleton, the MOB Kate's dress might be the frock we're all talking about but her mom's look is causing some drama.

According to the Daily Mail, Carole Middleton had initially commissioned Lindka Cierach, the Brit designer most known for creating the Duchess of York’s wedding dress (she's also dressed Queen Rania of Jordan and Catherine Zeta-Jones), to create her MOB outfit. But this past weekend brings reports that Middleton has changed her mind at the last second, dropping Cierach and Jess Collett, the milliner she was working with. Middleton allegedly felt Cierach was being "unaccommodating" because she wouldn't deliver the unfinished dress to her apartment so her friends could see what it looked like and felt her studio, where Cierach preferred Middleton to come for appointments and alterations, to be "too small." Cierach is reportedly "bemused" by the whole thing, while Collett, the milliner, is "gutted."

Middleton and her other daughter Pippa were recently spotted meeting with Alice Temperley, leading to speculation that she might wear a Temperley creation come Friday. Temperley does have a specific section on her website for mothers of the bride, so maybe we'll see Carole in something like this:

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Pippa Middleton, the MOH Kate's little sister Pippa (that's short for Philippa), the maid of honor, is expected to wear Temperley as well, seeing as how she was snapped by paparazzi with her mom meeting with Alice Temperley.

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Here's an example of one of Temperley's bridesmaid looks, though Pippa's dress will have to be more modest for Westminster Abbey (read: longer hemline and shoulders covered).

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The Telegraph has the scoop on Pippa's wedding shoes. The paper reports that Pippa picked up a pair of £110 silver strappy "Droplet" sandals by the "Dune" label at Selfridges department store on April 8.

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Prince Harry, the Best Man

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Like his brother the groom, it is also expected that Prince Harry will wear his formal military uniform to the wedding--the dress uniform of the "Blues and Royals," according to the Daily Mail. CNN got Major Nana Twumasi-Ankrah to show the cameras the uniform Harry is expected to wear. It has lots of gold brocade and looks like this:

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Queen Elizabeth II Writing for the Telegraph today, Justine Picardie says it's the Queen, not Kate, who's got style. "The Queen has become the most sustained of style icons," she writes. "[Her] look that appears to have influenced several designers, including Miuccia Prada, a former communist who nevertheless does a good line in channelling Her Majesty with tweed skirts, ladylike tailoring and boxy handbags, mixed up with zinging colour."

Prada comparisons aside, it's a good bet the Queen will wear wear color come Friday, an outfit likely designed by her one of her preferred in-house designers, Angela Kelly. According to a report from ABC News, Kelly is designing two possible outfits for the Queen, and a third will be commissioned outside the palace. The three outfits will be "laid out for the queen on the morning of April 29. Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth will then chose which one she prefers to wear, depending on the weather."

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