Why the Coat of Lawyer is Black

Lawyer in Black Coat Why the Coat of Lawyer is Black

Why the Coat of Lawyer is Black

Here is the answer – When Queen Mary II died of smallpox, in 1694, her widow, the bisexual King William III ordered all judges and lawyers to attend court wearing black gowns, as a token of public mourning for the Queen. The order was never formally rescinded and, anyway, the lawyers liked having their own distinct uniform, and the stark, intimidating presence the garb gave them in court.

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