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Dressing for a birthday parade


Some 1,700 soldiers, led by the First Battalion Irish Guards, will parade in London in full regimental dress at Trooping the Colour on Saturday to mark the Queen's official birthday.

The Irish Guards' regimental uniform costs around £2,000 and is arguably one of the most recognisable military outfits around.

For 28-year-old guardsman Christopher Savage, from Belfast, it will be his first parade. He shows us what goes into looking so smart.


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