HELLO! exclusive: Historic London tailor chosen to fashion a uniform fit for a Prince
31 JANUARY 2011
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When Kate Middleton meets her groom at the altar in Westminster Abbey to become Princess Catherine, he will be wearing a uniform by a bespoke outfitters, which has a long association with the royals.
Taylors Gieves & Hawkes, based in London's Savile Row, has been selected by Prince William to create the uniform he will wear for their wedding day on April 29.
"Prince William did have the option to wear a normal suit but has decided he will wear a military uniform," HELLO! was told. "He will decide in due course which one he will choose."
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The future King now has to decide whether he will wear an RAF, Royal Navy or army uniform on his big day. Having served with all three forces, he is eligible to wear any of the uniforms.
One of the suits by the company formed by the mergers of Hawkes, founded in 1771, and Gieves in 1785, will set a discerning customer back £2,800.
Historic figures such as the Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill and Admiral Nelson have worn Gieves & Hawkes.
Today the likes of David Beckham, Jenson Button and David Cameron favour their impeccably cut suits.
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