LORD CHAMBERLAIN’S OFFICE,
BUCKINGHAM PALACE, S.W.
7th May, 1920.
The KING has approved of the recommendations made, with a view to economy, by a Committee appointed for the purpose of considering alterations in the Regulations with regard to Civil Uniform.
The alterations, which The King has approved, are as follows :
(1) First and Second Class Uniform. The wearing of the Full Dress Coat to be optional. The Levee Coat to be substituted for it, at the option of the wearer, on all occasions when Full Dress is prescribed.
(2) Third, Fourth and Fifth Class Uniform. In future to be of one pattern for all three Classes, but with distinctive embroidery on the Collar to mark the three Classes. (Patterns may be seen at the Ceremonial Office, St. James’s Palace.)
(3) The White Undress Tropical Uniform, as approved for use by Colonial Officials in tropical countries, may be worn at Court in this country and on all Ceremonial occasions Overseas, at the option of those entitled to it.
(4) All persons in possession of Civil Uniforms made in accordance with the existing Regulations may continue to wear them as heretofore.
(5) Civil Uniforms as approved for use by Officers of the Government in India may be worn as heretofore.
(6) In lieu of either Civil Uniform or Court Dress, the following alternative Dress may be worn by Gentlemen (other than Members of Their Majesties’ Households and of the Diplomatic and Consular Services) on all occasions when Uniform or Court Dress is prescribed :
An ordinary black Evening Dress Coat.
Black or white Evening Dress Waistcoat.
Breeches. Plain black Evening Dress material or stockinet,
with three small black cloth or silk buttons, and small jet
or black buckles at the knee.
Hose. Black silk.
Shoes. Plain Court, with bows, no buckles.
Tie. White Evening Dress bow necktie.