RoyaltyPrince George (9) attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday with his sister Charlotte. It was striking that the young prince wore a blue suit instead of a black one. We spoke to royalty expert Joëlle Vanden Houden for an explanation.
While Princess Charlotte stood out at her great-grandmother’s state funeral wearing her horseshoe-shaped diamond brooch as a tribute, her older brother George stood out for the color of his costume. Unlike the other – dressed in black – attendees, the little prince appeared in a navy blue suit.
But he doesn’t break any rules with that, says royalty expert Joëlle Vanden Houden, royal author and producer of the VTM program ‘Royalty’ for almost 25 years. “At royal funerals, especially in the UK, the dark color George wore is certainly within proper funeral etiquette,” says Vanden Houden.
George also wore a black tie with his navy suit, incorporating both colors into his look. His father William, who was in military uniform, was also dressed in navy blue with a black tie. “If you see that William was also wearing his blue uniform, it is noticeable that George matches his father. So actually Charlotte fits her mother Catherine completely in terms of clothing and George completely suits William,” concludes Joëlle. The color of William’s costume, in turn, was not chosen by the prince himself, but by the fact that the blue color belongs to the military air force. In all likelihood, George’s outfit would have looked completely different if his father William had been with a different military force.
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