Among the funeral guests dressed in black, there are many who wore red at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
This is because the traditional British military uniform is scarlet.
The uniform color is still used in ceremonial contexts.
In the past, British soldiers also used the color in battle – British soldiers were generally called “red coats”.
Male British nobles and members of the royal family traditionally held high positions in both the British Army and the Navy.
The British Guard is perhaps most famous for its red uniform – known for its long bearskin hats and red uniform.
The uniform of French military soldiers was traditionally blue.
Soldiers of the Faith – ecclesiastical officials – sometimes wear red uniforms indicating that they are bishops.
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