Camilla Parker-Bowles Looked Bored At The Commonwealth Games In Australia
This week, Australia welcomed Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker-Bowles. The royal pair arrived at the Gold Coast to mark the opening of the Commonwealth Games.
Prince Charles made a speech on behalf of the Queen and is currently actively attending to his international commitments. Reportedly, Camilla came along in an effort to improve his chances of receiving a royal title.
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Perhaps, she wasn't too excited about having to tend to this obligation, because 70-year-old royal looked completely disinterested in the event.
Throughout the entire ceremony, Camilla was seen flipping through a magazine and not paying attention to what was happening. She even completely ignored the welcoming speech directed towards the royal couple by the Games Chairman Peter Beattie.
— Lori Marshall (@IdealLoriM) 4 апреля 2018 г.
The public reactions on Twitter were mixed. Some were very understanding, some just laughed, and some weren't too happy.
Oh poor Camilla - copping flack because she's as bored and uninterested in the Cth Games as some of us. I'm amazed she wasn't playing on her phone. I would have been been.
— Mattie (@PrincessMattie1) 4 апреля 2018 г.
Charles & Camilla had to nudge each other not to fall asleep. They looked completely bored & uninterested. They barely smiled when their own British team came in. We need to become a republic once & for all.
— wendyemily (@wendyemily2) 5 апреля 2018 г.
Im not surprised that Charles and Camilla looked bored out of their brains having to watch the opening of the #CommonwealthGames2018
— Donna Doyle (@Doylzey) 4 апреля 2018 г.
#CommonwealthGames Camera cuts to Charles & Camilla.. She's so bored she's flicking through a magazine ????????
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— RamblingMonster (@MonsterRambling) 4 апреля 2018 г.
It was shit. Anyone with taste would know that. Poor Charles and Camilla looked bored out of their brains pretty much every time you saw them.
— Scheherazade (@Scheherezade_H) 5 апреля 2018 г.
For anyone bored of the footy, Helen Skelton is about to have a boxing match with Camilla from Love Island on BBC 1
— kieran (@KieranCross17) 23 марта 2018 г.
So bored in Camilla ????
— Tatyana♑️❤️ (@tybroadwater1) 11 марта 2018 г.
In response to public criticism, the organizers of the Commonwealth Games have spoken in Camilla's defense, saying that she was simply tired from a long travel. “She was jet-lagged, she’d just got off the plane in the morning,” the Games Federation President Louise Martin said.
We can certainly understand Camilla's state after such an exhausting flight. Hopefully, next time, they will have a bit more time in between arrival and having to show up at a public event.