Britain recorded a record temperature of 40 degrees Celsius
But Camilla prepared for a visit to Cornwall and Devon, pulling out of the bins an important accessory from the past, which, apparently, will be remembered again by fashionistas all over Europe, suffering from the heat.
She hid from the scorching sun under a parasol – an umbrella from the sun. Recall that the umbrella familiar to us was invented in France in the 17th century and served as protection against the sun and sunburn.
Parasols were made of lace and fabric, decorated with embroidery. Usually the lady had several parasols that were in harmony with her outfits. Only in 1772, the Englishman John Hanway came up with the idea of replacing lace with a denser, water-resistant fabric, and invented the rain umbrella. Parasols were in fashion until the 1920s, when tanning came into fashion.
Camille opted for a small parasol made of white fabric and lace with a wooden handle that matched her light dress and comfortable shoes with low heels.
Prince Charles decided to be stoic and limited himself to sunglasses, but did not change the obligatory suit, choosing an outfit of light fabric with a striped tie and a cornflower in a boutonniere.
The couple's fans were happy to see them. And in social networks they already write that they also need an umbrella from the sun, because according to forecasts, a temperature of 40 degrees is not the limit. And the UK is in for even hotter weather.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen said “exceptional, possibly record-breaking temperatures are likely early next week” and noted that there is a possibility that temperatures will rise in Britain over 40°C.
According to a weather expert, the UK capital will become one of the hottest places in the world in the coming days, with temperatures rising higher than in most places on the planet.
Meteorologist Scott Duncan said there will be few places on Earth that will be hotter than Britain and France early next week.
“Only about 1.2 percent of the Earth's surface will be hotter than hotspots in Great Britain, and these are mostly deserts,” he said.