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Royals handling a heatwave© Getty

When royals give us a masterclass in how to handle a heatwave

From ice cream to sunscreen, take tips from the pros

Ainhoa Barcelona
Content Managing Editor
Updated: 5 days ago
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The mercury continues to rise in the UK, with temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius in parts of south-east England on Friday, which could make it the hottest day of the year so far.

If you're after tips on how to handle the heatwave – and look cool while doing it – there's no better place to turn to than the royal family.

From the Princess of Wales to Queen Camilla, the ever-classy royals have unintentionally given us a masterclass in how to beat the heat over the years. Take a look at the fun photos below!


Prince William jumping with George, Charlotte and Louis on Norfolk beach© The Princess of Wales

The Wales family

Who doesn't love a beach day? Granted, it may not be the easiest place to run to if you're stuck working in an office all day, but why not organise a fun trip at the weekend?


Meghan always has suncream to hand© Samir Hussein

Meghan Markle

Just remember to pack a bottle of sunscreen!


Prince Harry drinks water during a polo match© Getty

Prince Harry

And bring a bottle of water or two.


Zara Tindall and Princess Kate drinking water© Getty

Zara Tindall and Princess Kate

Still or sparkling, it'll do the trick.


A split image of Kate Middleton and Prince William and King Charles pulling pints and drinking beer

Prince William and Kate, and King Charles

Of course, a cool beer is always a winner.


Queen Camilla eating ice cream© Getty

Queen Camilla

The Queen likes to keep cool with a cheeky Mr Whippy.


Mia Tindall, Isla Phillips, and Princess Beatrice eating ice cream© Getty

Mia Tindall, Isla Phillips, and Princess Beatrice

It's a treat loved by all generations!


Princess Kate and Queen Camilla holding fans© Getty

Princess Kate and Queen Camilla

Both Kate and Camilla know to carry fans when the sun comes out.


Princess Kate fans herself at the Commonwealth Games© Getty

Princess Kate

Never fear if you don't have a chic accessory though. Kate used her plastic ID to fan herself during the 2014 Commonwealth Games.


King Charles and Jeremy Hunt sitting down in the audience room at Buckingham Palace© Getty

King Charles

Or go one step further like the King and splash out on a mini Dyson fan (centre of the photo).


Queen Camilla and Princess Kate carry a parasol© Getty

Queen Camilla and Princess Kate

Carrying a parasol might not be that practical in the city, but it certainly looks chic!


Princess Kate wears a wide-brimmed hat at Wimbledon© Getty

Princess Kate

A wide-brimmed hat might be a more practical solution.


Zara Tindall, Meghan Markle, and Princess Kate wearing sunglasses© Getty

Zara Tindall, Meghan Markle, Princess Kate

Whatever the occasion, always pack a pair of sunglasses.


King Charles wearing a linen suit and straw hat in Ecuador© Getty

King Charles

The royals love to be suited and booted, but if your job or a fancy outing requires you to look smart, opt for linen like the King to keep your cool. Straw hat is optional, of course. 

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Princess Kate wearing black and white polka dots and a hat

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