Downing Street announced that David Cameron, in an apparent U-turn, would now be wearing morning dress and not a business suit. Reports that the prime minister, who eschews formal dress for fear of reviving his privileged Old Etonian image, would wear a plain suit provoked criticism from many quarters. Bruce Anderson in the Daily Telegraph fulminated that the move could be evidence of "idleness, contempt for tradition, or merely a lack of self-confidence".
But it has emerged that the wedding story has, apparently, all been a misunderstanding – the result of an ill-judged and incorrect briefing to journalists by a No 10 aide.
21 April 2011
I really do not care if Mr Cameron does or does not wear tails but it is stretching credibility to suggest that he hasn't changed his mind. The Guardian reports: