Australian royalists COMPLAIN to Channel Nine after Today show hosts stopped wearing black during coverage of the Queen’s death – forcing them to change outfits
Channel Nine received complaints from royalists after Today show host Allison Langdon went on air in a dark green outfit instead of black last Monday.
The network’s news presenters had been observing a strict all-black dress-code since the death of Queen Elizabeth, but an attempt to revert to standard dress was met with pushback from some viewers.
Langdon, 43, was co-hosting the program from Buckingham Palace with reporter Charles Croucher, who wore a dark blue suit and dark red tie during the broadcast.
Australian royalists complained to Channel Nine after Today show hosts Allison Langdon (right) and Charles Croucher (left) stopped wearing black during live coverage from Buckingham Palace of the Queen’s death, reports The Australian
Nine received calls from viewers who criticised the presenters for breaking with the tradition of all-black mourning dress, reports The Australian.
All of the major networks have imposed strict dress codes on their news divisions in the lead up to the Queen’s funeral on Monday.
Channel Seven has asked its on-air talent to wear black – even reporters covering local news events unrelated to the late monarch’s death.
Nine management has decided its on-air talent should wear ‘muted colours’, but not necessarily all black.
Nine’s news presenters had been observing a strict all-black dress-code since the death of the Queen, but an attempt to revert to standard dress was met with pushback from some viewers. (Pictured: Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon)
However, the all-black rule does still apply to Nine reporters covering stories related to the Royal Family.
Langdon was scolded by her Today co-host Karl Stefanovic on Thursday after she flirted with a royal protection officer outside Buckingham Palace.
She burst into fits of giggles when Stefanovic urged her to ‘be more respectful’ after Langdon described the royal official, named Simon, as ‘handsome’.
Channel Seven has asked its on-air talent to wear black – even reporters covering local news events unrelated to the late monarch’s death. (Pictured: Sunrise co-hosts Natalie Barr and David Koch)
The Channel Nine breakfast show has been reporting live from London following the death of the Queen of Australia.
Following the Queen’s death, the Today hosts anchored seven-and-a-half hours of live coverage on Friday, September 9, which began with them breaking the news at 4.30am.
They didn’t hand over to Today Extra presenters Sylvia Jeffreys and David Campbell until midday. Jeffreys and Campbell usually start broadcasting at 9am.