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Face masks are the new normal and a necessity during the pandemic. They have become an integral part of one’s back-to-work wardrobe across the world. Royal families too have taken to the trend as they return to their duties sporting this new accessory. From simple lab masks, printed florals to high-tech ones, take a cue.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
The Duchess wore a face mask in public for the first time on August 4, 2020, choosing a $19 floral covering by London-based brand Amaia. Kate Middleton was spotted pairing a white Suzannah dress with a floral print mask. The Duchess then wore the same mask again for another engagement, but this time coordinated it with a floral Emilia Wickstead dress, while her husband, Prince William donned a blue-hued mask which complimented his shirt and pants.
Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde
Monotones for King Philippe and Queen Mathilde who co-ordinated their face masks with their outfits as they attended a concert in the prelude to the National holiday offered by the Queen Elisabeth International Musical Competition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.
The Spanish royal family
Crown Princess Leonor, King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, and Princess Sofia all arrived wearing the humble blue surgical mask for a state tribute to COVID-19 victims and people working on the front lines to fight the pandemic at Palacio Real in Madrid, Spain.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Spotted in London wearing a peacock feather-patterned mask, The Duchess of Cornwall walked from Clarence House to the National Gallery. She wore the Liberty pattern mask from British brand Fiona Clare with a denim dress and brown leather handbag.
Jordan Royal family
Always setting the bar high with her innate style and fashion choices, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan chose a high- tech no-nonsense mask for her recent appearance. King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein also sported the same showcasing their back to business mood as they attended the inauguration of Al Bashir Hospital’s new emergency and oncology wards in Jordan. (IANS)
Beak-shaped masks worn during the Great Plague of London Image source: wikimedia commons
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We all fall down"
An illustration of the Great Plague of London, 1665 Image source: wikimedia commons
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