guards in grey coats

Dear Mr Click,

Mr Wilks’s suggestion to have a State Funeral in Hyde Abbey (Winchester) seems rather colourful. [Click here to see the comment, it’s at the end of the blog posting about King Alfred.]

It occurs to me that if such an event were to receive Royal Sanction, then it might be appropriate to plan the event for November or February when the weather is appropriately sombre and Her Majesty’s Guards wear grey greatcoats to protect themselves from inclement weather.

As most members of the Royal Family are Colonels-in-Chief of one or other of the Guards Regiments, they could also wear grey coats so that all present reflected the dignity of the occasion.

Tim Ditchbank



That’s a good idea, especially the grey coats — our favorite colour.