Kate Middleton‘s wedding dress is a huge state secret in Britain, and Prince William‘s wedding ensemble is being kept under lock and key, too. Still, that hasn’t stopped rampant speculation for either outfits, and now the Prince’s wedding duds are getting some press attention.
It’s been reported that Savile Row tailors Gieves and Hawkes are making the Prince a custom Royal Air Force uniform. While the house didn’t rule out that it would make William’s wedding ensemble — or that he will be wearing a military uniform — it did deliver a craftily worded statement to the press that essentially doesn’t say anything at all:
“We have for the past four years had the pleasure of making several garments for the HRH Prince William and family. To the best of our knowledge what the Prince will wear for his wedding is still to be decided.”
See what we mean? The king- and husband-to-be isn’t saying anything about what he’ll be wearing while he waits for Middleton to walk down the very long aisle in London’s Westminster Abbey, where the two will wed on April 29th — and neither is Clarence House, the metonym for his official residence and official public relations office. The house has told the press, however, that it would not be commenting on what Prince William will be wearing.
To which we can only say: What gives, sir? We understand that Prince William is the royal here, not Kate, so he’s naturally going to be very guarded about his choices. We also realize that their wedding is a private, personal event (albeit one that will be broadcast all over Britain and around the world). But we think he’d want to control all the rampant speculation about whether he’ll wear a morning suit or full military honors by just giving us a clue as to what he’s going to put on his back at his wedding. If anything, it’d be several hundred less blog posts, tweets and news stories written between now and his wedding day.
WILLIAM’S WEDDING WARDROBE [WWD, Subscription Required]