Many people give little thought to the comings and goings of the Duchess of Cornwall, better known as Camilla Parker Bowles, wife of Prince Charles. But the woman does a lot for the Commonwealth and barely a day goes by that she isn’t out attending functions and meeting dignitaries and greeting subjects.
Come rain or shine, she meets her responsibilities head on and does so in a dignified manner. Except when the weather doesn’t cooperate, that is.
In her capacity as wife of the Prince of Wales, she is in high demand for appearances and all kinds of events and the most recent one left a memorable impression on those who were in attendance.
On Monday, the Duchess of Cornwall suffered not one, but TWO unfortunate mishaps and, of course, there were plenty of photographers present to make sure we all got to see them!
Express tells us that “The 70-year-old wife of Prince Charles accidentally flashed a peek of her petticoat. She and her husband landed from an official trip to France and Greece today, days before the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.”
According to International Business Times, Camilla was the Royal representative at “The National Health Service (NHS) Heroes Awards ceremony. For the event, Camilla wore a blue dress with a subtle slit in the front. She paired her getup with her favorite earrings and four-strand pearl choker with a diamond clasp, as well as a small handbag.
“When Prince Charles' wife graced the red carpet, she had a minor wardrobe malfunction when the wind caught her dress. In the photo shared by Express, the wind blew up Camilla's ensemble, revealing the lacy trim underskirt she had underneath.”
For most of us, such a minor revelation of a thigh would not have been a big deal but, because it was a “royal thigh” that was exposed, it automatically became newsworthy.
But that wasn’t the first unfortunate wind-induced incident of the day. Believe it or not, earlier in the day the Duchess suffered another minor indignity when a nasty gust of wind played havoc with her hairdo. Again, we have a snap of the incident.
According to Express, “A strong gust of wind sent Camilla’s ice blonde hair flying as she stood outside the vehicle. The Duchess appeared to blow air through her pursed lips as she waited for Charles.”
“In the photo, Camilla wore a green dress with a floral print. She looked fed up as she stood there with her hair flying about in the air while waiting outside the vehicle.”
Many are using the photos to ridicule the unpopular royal but, for me, it makes her more human and actually endears her to me more than ever.
To see a cute side of the Duchess' personality, check out the video, below.