Susanna Reid explains why GMB presenters will continue to wear dark clothes following Queen’s funeral

Susanna Reid explains why GMB presenters will continue to wear dark clothes following Queen’s funeral

September 20, 2022

Susanna Reid has explained why she and co-host Ben Shephard were still wearing dark clothes on Tuesday's Good Morning Britain following the Queen's funeral on Monday.

The late Queen completed her final journey and reunited with her beloved Prince Philip at St. George's Chapel in Windsor on Monday 19 September.

Following the state funeral earlier in the day, Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's coffin was taken to Windsor Castle in a new state hearse for the committal service.

The national mourning period has now officially ended while the Royal family will take part in an additional seven-day royal mourning period.

Explaining why she and co-host Ben, 47, were still wearing dark clothing, Susanna, 51, said: "It feels like a transitional moment because the period of national mourning has come to an end, so we have transitioned into more sombre outfits, dark blue."

It comes as Spice Girls star Mel B made a pointed dig about "Queen queue jumpers" during an appearance on Tuesday's Good Morning Britain.

During the latest episode, the singer, 47, appeared on the ITV chatshow to talk about the Queen following her funeral on 19 September, as well as her MBE that she was awarded by Prince William earlier this year.

Chat soon turned to Royal fans and celebrities queuing for the Queen Lying-in-State, where Mel B said she has "so much respect" for GMB host Susanna, who queued for seven hours.

It comes as This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were slammed on social media after they were thought to have skipped ahead to see the Queen Lying-in-State on Friday, 16 September.

Phil, 60, and Holly, 41, have since broken their silence, insisting they had "official permission", adding: "Please know, that we would never jump a queue!"

Mel said: "Before I forget, Susanna, you queued for seven hours? My gosh, I have so much respect for you. I mean, I did anyway but even more so now. What was that like?"

To which Susanna replied: "So kind of you to ask, thank you, we've been talking about it. It felt like a pilgrimage, actually, not religious but it did feel like a pilgrimage. Honour to be with all the other people in the queue as well."

With Mel B then making a pointed dig as she jumped in with: "No queue jumping for you!"

Susanna then quickly replied: "Well, you know, some people had to work of course. I was there with my mum, who wanted to be there, and her friend. It was lovely."


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