Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, the world's royals have been stepping out wearing face masks, face shields and facial coverings as they continue in their duties. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall wore a face mask as well as protective glasses during a visit to the Gloucestershire Vaccination Centre at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester, England, on Dec. 17, 2020. Keep reading to see more global royals wearing facial coverings…
Sarah, Duchess of York wore a face mask embroidered with a gold "S" as she met Crown Estates workers and local bin men while handing out Christmas cheer in Old Windsor, England, on Dec. 10, 2020.
Princess Charlene of Monaco wore a festive gold sequined mask — and sported a bold new half-shaved hairstyle — when she attended the traditional Christmas tree ceremony at the palace in Monaco on Dec. 16, 2020.
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Duchess Kate masked up in a striking red tartan mask on Dec. 8, 2020 — the final day of her train tour of Britain with husband Prince William — while meeting National Health Service staff during a visit to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, England.
Britain's Prince Edward wore a tartan face mask during a visit to FoodWise at the Moorcroft Community Centre in Woking, England, on Dec. 8, 2020, where he and wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, helped prepare hot meals for families affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex visited FoodWise at the Moorcroft Community Centre in Woking, England, on Dec. 8, 2020, to help prepare hot meals for families affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Prince William visited the Scottish Ambulance Service at Newbridge near Edinburgh, Scotland, on Dec. 7, 2020, during a train tour of Britain to pay tribute to the work of individuals and organizations across the country that have gone above and beyond in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Britain's Prince Charles and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are seen masked up here after visiting the Neue Wache memorial to victims of war and tyranny in Berlin, Germany, on Nov. 15, 2020.
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Queen Elizabeth II was seen publicly wearing a face mask for the first time since the start of the worldwide health crisis during a ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey on Nov. 4, 2020, to mark the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior. The grave of the Unknown Warrior is the final resting place of an unidentified British serviceman who died on the battlefields during World War I and whose body was brought from Northern France and buried at Westminster Abbey on Nov. 11, 1920.
Japan's Fumihito, Prince Akishino — the new Crown Prince of Japan — and Princess Akishino wore white masks as they arrived for the crown prince proclamation ceremony rehearsal at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Nov. 4, 2020.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall wore a red poppy mask when she attended the 92nd Field of Remembrance event at Westminster Abbey in London on Nov. 4, 2020.
The former Queen Sofia of Spain wore a black face mask when she attended a concert to raise money for scholarships for the extension of studies abroad of Juventudes musicales at the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid on Nov. 3, 2020.
Britain's Sophie, Countess of Wessex masked up to attend the Sung Eucharist for All Souls Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on Nov. 2, 2020. The service this year was held in partnership with Loss and HOPE, a coalition of organizations helping churches of all denominations across the U.K. to support the bereaved.
Prince Charles and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall both wore masks on a visit to the headquarters of the Bank of England in London on Oct. 28, 2020, to meet with the governor and highlight the bank's role in supporting the national economy through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Belgium's Queen Mathilde made her face mask fashion in a coordinated look she wore to visit a food bank in Liege, Belgium, on Oct. 22, 2020.
During a tour of a laboratory at Imperial College in London on Oct. 14, 2020, Duchess Kate wore a blue printed face mask that stood out against her white lab coat.
Queen Letizia of Spain wore a basic blue medical face mask with her tailored red suit and matching heels as she visited a traditional students residence at CSIC in Madrid on Oct. 8, 2020.
Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall matched her floral-patterned face mask to her periwinkle dress as she paid a visit to the Royal Voluntary Service Mill End lunch club in Rickmansworth, England, on Oct. 8, 2020, to meet volunteers who've overcome challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Britain's Prince Andrew wore a face mask as he drove down the long walk to Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, on Oct. 7, 2020.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visited the cancer care charity Maggie's Barts, of which she's president, at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London on Oct. 7, 2020. She wore a green ikat-print face mask that was crafted by seamstresses working with Myanmar's Turquoise Mountain Textiles program, which her husband, Prince Charles, set up in 2006, MailOnline reported.
Britain's Duchess Kate masked up for a visit with students at the University of Derby in England on Oct. 6, 2020, where she heard about how the pandemic has impacted university life and what measures have been put in place to support student mental health.
A few days after announcing her first pregnancy, Britain's Princess Eugenie stepped out in London's Mayfair district on Sept. 30, 2020, wearing a face mask.
Prince Charles was publicly seen in a cloth face mask for the first time when he visited Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Sept. 30, 2020. As shared on his official Clarence House Twitter account, his facial covering was "made by seamstresses who have been supported through the Turquoise Mountain Textiles programme. Charity Turquoise Mountain was set up by The Prince of Wales in 2006 to protect heritage at risk and to provide training and jobs around the world."
Queen Maxima of The Netherlands wore a black face mask as she attended an event marking the start of breast cancer awareness month in The Hague, The Netherlands, on Oct. 1, 2020.
Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco masked up to attend the Monte-Carlo Gala For Planetary Health in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, on Sept. 24, 2020.
Britain's Princess Beatrice wore a floral mask to view her wedding dress on Sept. 23, 2020, ahead of it going on public display at Windsor Castle the following day. The Sir Norman Hartnell gown, first worn by the queen in the 1960s, was loaned to Beatrice by her grandmother for her private nuptials with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in July 2020.
Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde — who donned a silver sequined mask that matched her sequined trousers — followed safety protocols as they attended the Fur Jan van Eyck concert at Saint Bavo Cathedral in Gent, Belgium, on Sept. 22, 2020.
Prince William and Duchess Kate wore color-coordinated masks that matched their outfits during a visit to Beigel Bake Brick Lane Bakery in London on Sept. 15, 2020.
Princess Charlene of Monaco unexpectedly wore a Joker-inspired "Why so serious?" face mask while attending the first stage of the Tour de France 2020 in Nice, France, on Aug. 29, 2020.
Britain's Duchess Kate wore a face mask in public for the first time on Aug. 4, 2020, choosing a $19 floral covering by London-based brand Amaia when she helped unpack supplies during a visit to Baby Basic UK and Baby Basics Sheffield — a volunteer project supporting families in need struggling to provide for their newborns — in Sheffield, England.
Spain's royal family — King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia and daughters Leonor, Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia — wore masks when they visited the Museum of Junipero Serra Frey in Petra at Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, on Aug. 10, 2020.
Spain's future queen, Leonor, Princess of Asturias wore a mask as she visited the birthplace of 18th century Spanish priest and friar of Franciscan order Junipero Serra in Petra at Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, on Aug. 10, 2020.
Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde masked up as they accompanied daughter Princess Eleonore as she began a new school year at Heilig Hartcollege in Wezembeek-Oppem, Belgium, on Sept. 1, 2020.
Prince William and Duchess Kate wore facial coverings as they carried out engagements in South Wales, masking up to visit Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff on Aug. 5, 2020.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall wore a face mask to visit the National Gallery in London on July 28, 2020. Though Prince William was the first member of Britain's royal family to be seen in public with a face covering amid the coronavirus pandemic, Camilla was the first to be seen in a cloth mask following the U.K. government's July 24 decision to require face coverings in all enclosed public spaces.
The Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander wore a face shield on a visit to the company Nedschroef in Helmond, The Netherlands, on June 25, 2020, where he learned more about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the manufacturing and automotive industries.
Princess Iman and Queen Rania of Jordan wore face masks in a scarf embroidery class during a visit to Umm Qais, Irbid, Jordan, on July 7, 2020.
Prince Albert II of Monaco and wife Princess Charlene wore dark fabric masks as they arrived at the Monaco Cathedral for Elizabeth-Ann De Massy's funeral on June 17, 2020.
Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde wore masks as they stepped out to celebrate Belgian National Day at the Royal Palace of Brussels on July 21, 2020. Mathilde has sparked attention in recent months for often matching her facial coverings to her outfits.
The Spanish royal family — Crown Princess Leonor, King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Princess Sofia — arrived for the state tribute to COVID-19 victims and people working on the front lines to fight the pandemic at Palacio Real in Madrid, Spain, on July 16, 2020.
Prince William wore a blue mask as he visited Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff, Wales, on Aug. 5, 2020.
Spain's Queen Letizia and her daughters — Leonor, Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia — masked up on a visit to the National Museum of Roman Art during a trip to Merida, Spain, on July 22, 2020.
The Netherlands' Queen Maxima wore a mask during a visit to the technology company Demcon, which produces ventilators for COVID-19 patients, in Enschede, The Netherlands, on April 16, 2020.
Prince's Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene wore face masks as they attended the inauguration of the new Casino Square in Monaco on June 2, 2020.
They wear masks for formal events too! King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia masked up to attend a gala dinner for the 100th edition of the ABC International Journalism Awards — the "Mariano de Cavia," "Luca de Tena" and "Mingote" Awards — in Madrid on July 13, 2020.
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium showed off colorful new masks during a visit to the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium — a partner in the fight against the coronavirus — on June 23, 2020.
Queen Letizia and King Felipe VI visited a fishing port in Cantabria, Spain, on July 29, 2020. The outing was part of a royal tour that took the monarch and his wife through several Spanish autonomous communities with the objective of supporting economic, social and cultural activity after the worst of the coronavirus outbreak in their country.
Queen Mathilde of Belgium wore a bright pink mask during a visit to the YouthStart summer camp in Uccle, Belgium, on July 16, 2020.
King Felipe VI wore a mask and bumped elbows in greeting instead of shaking hands during a visit to the National Livestock Market in Torrelavega, Spain, on July 29, 2020.
Spain's King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, Crown Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia attended a contemporary flamenco performance at the Teatros del Canal in Madrid on June 19, 2020. The Spanish royal family has regularly been wearing facial coverings in public since April.