I've been yelled at on here before so I'm ready for another bout if that's what's heading my way, but anyway... A serious if unimportant question here. I've been watching the TV highlights of the Trooping of the Colour from a couple of weeks back, it was, as expected, a fantastic event that did everyone involved very proud. I know that the Welsh Guards were this year's troop and they'll be delighted with the outcome, I'm sure. However, although their appearance was immaculate, I was surprised that when the TV cameras panned along the ground when they were marching on the spot, you could see glimpses of what appeared to be white socks on one of the guys. Does the uniform protocol not require dark-coloured socks? Or is that left up to individuals? Just a interested enquiry, that's all - as it seems odd that they would go to such lengths to look so immaculate and then be permitted to allow that?