Kate Garraway and Susanna Reid paid tribute to the late Big Brother star (Picture: ITV)
Good Morning Britain viewers are actually criticising presenters Kate Garraway and Susanna Reid for not wearing black on today’s programme following Prince Philip’s death.
It was announced on April 9 that the Duke of Edinburgh had died aged 99 peacefully in his sleep at Windsor Castle.
Some newsreaders have been wearing black following the announcement of the Prince’s death as they are following a royal protocol, as well as showing their respects.
Plans had been laid out in Operation Forth Bridge and stated the country entered a state of national mourning when the royal’s death was confirmed.
Kate, however, wore a blue dress while her co-host Susanna sported a purple ensemble – and this was one step too far, apparently.
Disgruntled viewers took issue with the presenters’ outfits of choice and branded them ‘disrespectful’ for not wearing black.
Prince Philip died aged 99 on Friday (Picture: Rex)
‘I CANT BELIEVE THE STAFF ARE NOT WEARING BLACK AS A SIGN OF RESPECT’, screamed one.
Echoing a similar sentiment, another fumed: ‘How disrespectful not in black! Switching off yet again.’
Another, however, pointed out the absurdity.
‘Why should the presenters be wearing black?’ they asked. ‘The old boy passed last week and as much as it’s sad for the family and those who really knew him, life goes on for the rest of us and I think after the last year we’ve all done enough mourning of our own don’t you?’
Following the news of the Prince’s death last week, the BBC cleared its schedule and instead aired news specials discussing the royal’s life.
The corporation established a complaints form on its website dedicated to complaints about ‘too much Prince Philip coverage’ on Friday evening, after its decision to wipe the schedule seemed to anger many viewers.
The Duke of Edinburgh will be buried on Saturday at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and his funeral will be attended by just 30 close relatives due to coronavirus restrictions.
The Queen and Philip’s children and grandchildren are expected to attend but their great-grandchildren may have to stay at home.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.