From Monday, July 19th, Kate Middleton will no longer wear a face mask, and other senior royals will follow suit.
The reason is simple: doing so will no longer be required in England.
The royal family is expected to put mask-wearing behind them as restrictions are lifted, as they always act in accordance with government directives.
As a result, Prince Charles will not be wearing a mask during his visit to Exeter Cathedral on Monday, marking the first time he has done so during an indoor public event since the outbreak began.
While the mask mandate is set to be repealed in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland will continue to have rules governing some public spaces, which the royals will undoubtedly follow on any official visits as long as the laws are in place.
Of course, the Cambridges weren’t wearing masks at their most recent public appearance, which was watching the Euros final at Wembley Stadium with their eldest son, Prince George, who was consoled by his father following England’s defeat.
Kate had to isolate herself last week after coming into contact with someone who had the illness, but she was able to attend the match after testing negative.
At this year’s Wimbledon, the glamorous Duchess wowed royal watchers with her bold and beautiful outfits.
In March 2020, Prince Charles became one of the first royals to contract COVID-19, after which he self-isolated.
He only had minor symptoms, according to reports, and later told the press that he “got away with it quite lightly.”
Prince William tested positive not long after, but kept the news a secret until last November in order to avoid causing alarm.