Yesterday’s royal wedding saw many breaks from tradition, including Prince Harry decision to sport a beard, the first royal to do so in 125 years.
The groom was given special permission from the Queen, his grandmother, to wear facial hair while in military uniform.
The last royal to do so was George V, the son of Queen Victoria and Harry’s great-great grandfather. He wore a beard during his wedding to Princess Mary of Teck in 1893.
As it is customary to be clean-shaven when dressed in Army uniform, the groom was expected to have shaved prior to his wedding ceremony yesterday.
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