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.
- Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla both struggled with their face masks at Royal Ascot.
- Royal Ascot 2021 is a scaled-back version of the event following COVID-19 guidelines, allowing just 12,000 guests.
- It follows royal news that Meghan Markle will support Prince Harry at Princess Diana statue unveiling
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.
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.
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.
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 writes across Woman & Home and Good to Know and specialises in all things royal. Previously labelled the "Queen of the royals," Georgia knows the whose who and what's what when it comes to the monarchy. When she's not eagerly following the royal family, Georgia enjoys shopping and self-care. She lives with this motto in mind; "if your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."
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