Members of the royal family wear sunglasses too! The latest example is from a Wimbledon tennis match between Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic, where Princess Charlotte, her mom Kate Middleton, and her dad, Prince William wore sunglasses. Some restrictions apply regarding when and how royals wear this accessory, though.
Kate Middleton in Sunglasses During a Wimbledon Match
The royals only had their sunglasses on while they were watching the game. During meetings with staff, volunteers, ball boys, and girls, as well as others before the beginning of the match, the members of the royal family didn’t wear glasses. Similarly, the sunglasses were nowhere in sight when they went inside to congratulate Alcaraz on his win. Kate Middleton is known to wear sunglasses at Wimbledon; however, she doesn’t do that often during her other public outings, and neither do the other royals.
When Can Royals Wear Sunglasses?
Etiquette experts shed some light on the matter. ‘Sunnies,’ as sunglasses are socially called in the U.K., can be seen on royal faces during official engagements, but usually only if those events are sporting events in a sunny environment or climate. Royals have to remove sunglasses when they walk inside or have a serious or prolonged conversation or during any formal greeting.
The reason for these restrictions posed by royal etiquette on the wearing of sunglasses is that they don’t allow direct eye contact, which poses a communication barrier. Taking sunglasses off upon meeting someone is considered a sign of respect and courtesy to the other person.
The Royals Support British Eyewear Designers
Kate Middleton is famous for supporting British designers with her choices of eyewear. Some brand examples include Victoria Beckham and Finlay.
Prince William is also a fan of the British brand Finlay, which adds a contemporary touch to his clothing at Wimbledon. Kate Middleton recently wore the glamorous cat-eye Vivian of the same brand, in a tortoiseshell shade. She used them as a headband before the game and removed them when the time came to award her husband and other players with prizes after the match.
Even Queen Elizabeth Sometimes Wore Sunnies
The Princess of Wales is far from the only member of the royal family to wear sunnies every now and then. During sunny events, King Charles and Camilla also protect their eyes with glasses. Even Queen Elizabeth was known to wear them. The late monarch usually skipped sunglasses when she was on royal duty, but she sometimes wore them during outdoor events such as garden parties at Buckingham Palace.
In a surprising move, Netflix has temporarily rebranded itself as Streamberry, inviting fans to immerse themselves in a marketing campaign inspired by the latest season of Black Mirror. As viewers dive into the intriguing episode titled “Joan Is Awful,” they find themselves entangled in a bizarre world where the events of daily life unfold on the streaming platform.
Streamberry Unveiled in Joan Is Awful Episode
In the opening episode of the latest season of Charlie Brooker’s series, “Joan Is Awful,” Netflix takes on the guise of Streamberry. Viewers are introduced to Joan, a character played by Salma Hayek, whose life is disturbingly replicated on the streaming platform. As the episode unravels, it becomes clear that Streamberry plans to release a series of shows that expose the flaws of individuals worldwide.
Create Your Own ‘Awful’ Poster
As part of the promotional campaign, fans are invited to sign up for Streamberry, using their provided name and photo to generate personalized show posters. These posters depict individuals being denounced as ‘awful,’ immersing fans further into the world of Black Mirror. While some eagerly participate, others express hesitation, considering the consequences and ethical implications of such a venture.
Netflix’s Hidden Messages
“Joan Is Awful” left viewers questioning their loyalty to Netflix, as hidden details within the episode’s terms and conditions raised concerns. Some viewers took the opportunity to scrutinize the terms more carefully, discovering disturbing elements. However, given the fictional nature of the series, it is unlikely that Streamberry will retain users’ images indefinitely.
Mixed Reactions and Thought-Provoking Commentary
The announcement of Streamberry sparked a range of responses. While some of the fans eagerly participated in the promotion, creating posters labeling themselves and unpopular public figures as ‘awful,’ others expressed skepticism and decided to steer clear. Some applauded the episode as effective marketing, and others questioned the sanity of those who signed up. Streamberry faces further scrutiny in the latest season of Black Mirror, specifically in the episode “Loch Henry.” As the episode explores the perils of true crime obsession, the streaming service becomes one of its targets, highlighting the potential consequences of our fascination with real-life criminal cases.