The sweet sign Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla are just like us shown in rare candid moment

So sweet!

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla at Royal Ascot
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla enjoying their time at Royal Ascot
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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla made a triumphant return on day two of Royal Ascot, and proved they're just like the rest of us during a rare candid moment.


We're used to seeing members of the royal family looking put together and pristine during royal engagements, but Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall put on a rare display of normality at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

The couple made a glamorous appearance at the scaled-back horse-racing event alongside the likes of Zara Tindall, Prince Edward and Princess Anne.

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla struggle with their face masks


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And while most people attending Royal Ascot were worrying over their outfits or whether their horse was winning, Prince Charles and Camilla spent a lot of time fussing over their face masks.

In pictures taken at the event, royal fans can see Prince Charles helping his wife, Camilla, with her own face mask—which stylishly matched her sherbet lemon outfit—before struggling with his own, proving even royals struggle with face mask mishaps.

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla struggle with their face masks


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We've been wearing reusable face masks for over a year now as the COVID-19 global pandemic continues but the 18 months of practise hasn't taken away from the fact they're fairly uncomfortable to wear and difficult to get on and off—particularly in hot weather.

What's funnier is Prince Charles and Camilla's face mask mishap at day two of Royal Ascot 2021 isn't the first time we've seen the royals get caught in a muddle with their masks.

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla struggle with their face masks

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The future King—who has big plans for the royal family when he takes over from the Queen, including downsizing from Buckingham Palace and streamlining the monarchy—suffered a similar battle during a visit to the Mini Factory earlier this month.

The Queen is yet to make an appearance at Royal Ascot 2021, but there is still time for her Majesty to attend the popular event and we're all wondering what hat she'll opt for if she does of course attend. 

Georgia Farquharson
Georgia Farquharson

Georgia studied Print Journalism at university in Nottingham, England before going on to work on several leading celebrity magazines, as well as freelance writing for international magazine Grazia Middle East. An enthusiastic, hard-working and ambitious writer, Georgia recently launched her own communications consultancy, farq media. As Director and Founder, Georgia helps businesses with their Public Relations strategy, as well as influencer and celebrity marketing. She also represents several influencers of her own. She lives with this motto in mind; "if your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."