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bearskin

1. the pelt of a bear, esp when used as a rug
2. a rough shaggy woollen cloth, used for overcoats
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Clary wrote to Her Maj last month - "from one queen to another" - to complain about her guards' use of bearskin caps.
It is a far cry from the ceremonial duties for which the Grenadier Guards are renowned, wearing their large bearskin caps and red tunics.
For example, the Foot Guards at Windsor Castle, where a state banquet is to be held, will be wearing bearskin caps - a tradition that began only after the British defeated Napoleon at Waterloo.
A spokesman for the Household Division, which comprises the Welsh Guards,Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, Scots Guards and Irish Guards, said, 'Twenty thousand black bears have to be culled in North America each year, from which we buy fewer than 100 pelts a year for the Guards' bearskin caps.
It reads: "From one queen to another, I am writing to beseech your Royal Highness to replace the Guards' bearskin caps with an elegant, non-lethal material.