Sometimes they really are just like us . . .
Like the rest of the planet, most royal families have also adapted to working from home during the coronavirus pandemic – and sometimes that means letting your guard down and adopting a more relaxed dress code.
Case in point: Queen Máxima of the Netherlands who was recently caught making a Zoom call from her palace office barefoot.
Eagle-eyed Instagram users noticed the 49-year-old wife of King Willem-Alexander (53) had kicked off her heels while seated at her desk during a meeting.
The mom-of-three, who was born in Argentinia, was paying a virtual visit to Senegal in her role as a UN special advocate.
The Dutch royal family – also known as the House of Orange-Nassau – found themselves in the firing line last October when they went on holiday to Greece just three days after their country’s government advised locals to stay home to contain the spread of Covid-19.
The backlash saw them returning home just a day later and issuing a public apology for their actions.
“It hurts to have betrayed your trust in us. Even though the trip was in line with the regulations, it was very unwise not to take into account the impact of the new restrictions on our society. Our own decision to return was made with the realisation that we should not have gone,” the couple said in a statement.
Sources: people.com, Instagram, tatler.com