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Preparations for Royal Wedding

Security forces and ceremonial guards alike are preparing for the wedding of Britain's Prince William to Kate Middleton, which will take place April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey. CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO VIEW FULL IMAGE, START SLIDE SHOW.

A Company Sergeant Major of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards inspects guardsmen's bearskins, as they take part in an inspection ahead of the royal wedding at their barracks in Windsor, England. Enlarge A Company Sergeant Major of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards inspects guardsmen's bearskins, as they take part in an inspection ...
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Regimental mascot Conmael the Irish Wolfhound from the 1st Battalion Irish Guards takes part in an inspection. Enlarge Regimental mascot Conmael the Irish Wolfhound from the 1st Battalion Irish Guards takes part in an inspection.
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Master Tailor Lance Sergeant Matthew Else, left, measures Guardsman Bortnill St'Ange from Saint Lucia for a uniform fitting. Enlarge Master Tailor Lance Sergeant Matthew Else, left, measures Guardsman Bortnill St'Ange from Saint Lucia for a uniform fitting.
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Medals on the uniforms of the British Army's Foot Guards of the Household Division bear the image of Queen Elizabeth. Enlarge Medals on the uniforms of the British Army's Foot Guards of the Household Division bear the image of Queen Elizabeth.
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A British Army tailor, right, adjusts the uniform for a British Army foot guard in their barracks near Buckingham Palace. Enlarge A British Army tailor, right, adjusts the uniform for a British Army foot guard in their barracks near Buckingham Palace.
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The British Army's Foot Guards of the Household Division are tailoring their uniforms as part of the preparations for the upcoming royal wedding between Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton. Enlarge The British Army's Foot Guards of the Household Division are tailoring their uniforms as part of the preparations for the ...
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A gardener waters the flowers in front of a television studios stand, erected in preparation for the royal wedding, outside Buckingham Palace in London. Enlarge A gardener waters the flowers in front of a television studios stand, erected in preparation for the royal wedding, outside ...
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A worker puts up Union flag bunting on a street near Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, ahead of the royal wedding. Enlarge A worker puts up Union flag bunting on a street near Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, ahead of the royal wedding.
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Workers construct a media stand at the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace in London in preparation for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Enlarge Workers construct a media stand at the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace in London in preparation for the royal ...
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Workers put scaffolding to set up a tower for the speaker system at the Mall in central London. Enlarge Workers put scaffolding to set up a tower for the speaker system at the Mall in central London.
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As part of the preparations for the upcoming royal wedding between Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton, seen on the poster on the wall, British Army's Foot Guards of the Household Division prepare belts and other parts of their uniforms for the Changing of the Guard in their barracks. Enlarge As part of the preparations for the upcoming royal wedding between Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton, seen ...
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British Army's Foot Guards of the Household Division shine their uniform boots. Enlarge British Army's Foot Guards of the Household Division shine their uniform boots.
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Farrier Lance Corporal of the Horse Chris McCabe fashions a horse shoe at the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment's Hyde Park barracks in London. Enlarge Farrier Lance Corporal of the Horse Chris McCabe fashions a horse shoe at the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment's Hyde Park ...
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A soldier of the Household Cavalry polishes his own kit at the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment's Hyde Park barracks. It will take some 60 hours to polish all the kit for man and horse for ceremonial work such as the State Opening of Parliament and the Royal Wedding. Enlarge A soldier of the Household Cavalry polishes his own kit at the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment's Hyde Park barracks. It ...
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The Blues & Royals of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment ride along the Mall, backdropped by Buckingham Palace, in London on their way to Horse Guards Parade. The Blues & Royals together with the Life Guards will form a Sovereign's Escort for Queen Elizabeth II and a Captain's Escort for the bride and groom from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace during the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Enlarge The Blues & Royals of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment ride along the Mall, backdropped by Buckingham Palace, in London ...
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Cavalrymen of the Blues and Royals, part of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, perform several maneuvers, including some that will be used at the Royal Wedding, before Major General Cubitt, who commands the Household Division. The review determines whether the Household Cavalry is fit to perform its ceremonial duties for the summer, including the royal wedding and the Trooping the Colour on the Queen's birthday. Enlarge Cavalrymen of the Blues and Royals, part of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, perform several maneuvers, including some that will ...
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The band of the Life Guards, part of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, perform several maneuvers, including some that will be used at the royal wedding. Enlarge The band of the Life Guards, part of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, perform several maneuvers, including some that will ...
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Cavalrymen of the Life Guards, part of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, perform maneuvers for review. Enlarge Cavalrymen of the Life Guards, part of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, perform maneuvers for review.
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Metropolitan police officers carry out security checks on storm drains along the Mall in central London ahead of the royal wedding. Enlarge Metropolitan police officers carry out security checks on storm drains along the Mall in central London ahead of the royal ...
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A Metropolitan police officer carries out security checks on lamp posts along the Mall in central London. Enlarge A Metropolitan police officer carries out security checks on lamp posts along the Mall in central London.
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Choristers, front row from left,  Archie Buchanan, Hal Arnold-Forster and Edward Daly, members of the Choir of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, wearing their State Coats, rehearse in the Chapel Royal at St James Palace, in London. The choir will perform in Westminster Abbey at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Enlarge Choristers, front row from left, Archie Buchanan, Hal Arnold-Forster and Edward Daly, members of the Choir of Her Majesty's ...
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Carriage restorer Dave Evans cleans the Glass Coach at the Royal Mews in central London, one of the carriages to be used in the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton. If it is raining heavily, the newlywed couple will ride in this fully covered coach after the wedding service. This carriage was built in 1881. It has traditionally carried royal brides to their weddings, Diana rode in it, as did Sarah Ferguson when she married the queen's second son Prince Andrew. Middleton will not ride in this to her wedding. Buckingham Palace said she prefers to take a car. Enlarge Carriage restorer Dave Evans cleans the Glass Coach at the Royal Mews in central London, one of the carriages to ...
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