Richie McCaw was looking dapper at the King's coronation earlier this month, but only after he had to google what he was actually supposed to wear!
Talking to the Daily Mail, the All Black great said that upon receiving the dress code theme, he was dumbfounded!
“I got the dress code about ‘morning suits’,” he said. “I actually had to google what it meant.”
He also thinks he’ll never get a morning suit on again, so didn’t actually buy one. Rather, he went with the reliable method of renting his outfit.
“'I thought the chances of me wearing it again are pretty low so I just went out and hired one. An off-the-peg job. It's a bit easier to get suits now I've retired, a bit easier to find the right fit now I've lost a bit of weight."
“I was quite glad I did get a good suit because everyone else in the precession was in there with their regalia!”
Richie didn’t tell many of his closest that he was going to be at the big day, which led to his friends and family being gobsmacked when they saw him on TV!
“People were probably watching their televisions and thinking, 'What the hell is he doing there?’” Richie joked.
The 42-year-old reckons his grandparents, who would often talk about the monarchy, would not be able to fathom Richie’s presence at the coronation.
“From my upbringing in the middle of New Zealand, my grandfather fought during the war and he always used to talk about the Monarchy. They would have been blown away to see me at the crowning of the King a generation later.”
Well, Richie, you’ve earnt it and done them proud for sure.