Cover Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall seen wearing a peacock feather patterned face mask visits the recently reopened National Gallery to meet with staff involved in the organisation's Covid-19 response and reopening process (Photo: Getty Images)

To mitigate community spread of Covid-19 during the global coronavirus pandemic crisis, protective face masks have become de rigueur—even among the world's most prominent royal families.

With the coronavirus pandemic impacting nearly every single corner of the globe, no one is exempt from taking precautionary public health (and personally protective) measures—not even royals! While many cities are currently still encouraging and enforcing stay-at-home and social distancing measures, other regions are beginning to open up, and public appearances at private or limited-attendance events are slowly on the rise. Over the past few weeks, some royals have been spotted out and about in protective face masks. Here are ones who are setting a good example.

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was spotted wearing a Liberty-print face mask by UK designer Fiona Clare. The bespoke face masks retail for £38 at Clare's London shop.

Prince Laurent, Prince Lorenz, Princess Astrid of Belgium

Meanwhile, in Brussels, Prince Laurent, Prince Lorenz and Princess Astrid attended events on Belgian National Day last week wearing protective face masks. 

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain

King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain were spotted wearing face masks on a royal tour that took them through several Spanish Autonomous Communities, including Vinuesa, where this photograph was taken.

Earlier in July, King Felipe of Spain wore a face mask at a ceremony at the Archaeological Museum of La Alcazaba in Badajoz. 

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe of Belgium

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe of Belgium were photographed wearing face masks at the Royal Museum of Fine Art in Brussels. 

In late July, on the National Day of Belgium, Princess Eleonore, Prince Gabriel, Queen Mathilde, King Philippe, and Princess Elisabeth of Belgium were photographed at Te Deum at the Cathedral of Saints Michel-et-Gudule in Brussels.

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