A dip in the pool, a visit to the mall, or relaxation around your house in your pajamas with the air-con on full blast – these are just the common things you’ll do when the temperature rises because the unbearable heat is just plain irritating.
More so if you’re caught in the middle of a heatwave, which is what Europe is braving through and unfortunately, it has already claimed hundreds of lives — that’s how serious it is.
As more and more people are looking for ways to beat the sweltering heat, the royal family is gearing up for the war against climate change as well.
The heatwave is unforgiving, yet, it does not discriminate between rich and poor. Need proof that even Britain’s most influential family isn’t spared from the hot weather? Check out the photo of Queen Elizabeth’s meeting Prime Minister Boris Johnson in her living room at the Buckingham Palace.
Notice something amiss in the picture? If you are not good at guessing games, then you might not be able to see what’s different here.
An item missing from the luxurious space, filled with shabby chic and dainty pieces that rightfully mimic the elegance of Her Majesty, is actually a stand-out among the fancy furnishings in the room.
There, beside the fireplace and the side table, is an object seemingly from the distant future, a silver and white gizmo that looks like it was just coughed out by a time-traveling device.
But it’s not actually a robot, rather a Dyson HP02 Pure Hot + Cool Link fan you are seeing which basically helps the Queen keep her cool during the heatwave, which is clever if you consider the alarming rise of temperature in the entire continent.
According to the website, the tech is actually both an air purifier and a heater, so the 93-year-old can still use it when the weather gets chilly.
The fan claims protection against 99.97 percent of pollutants as well as allergens that are as small as 0.3 microns. The $599-gadget is already out of stock, which might be because the tech company has already stopped manufacturing the same model.
There is no available piece too on the John Lewis website, but you can still get your hands on one from Amazon, which sells at a discounted price of $399.
Apart from this, the inadvertent marketing from the monarch’s end may have greatly helped the brand, which was founded by Sir James Dyson in 1991.
However, this isn’t the first time the Queen has had a hand in bringing in the sales for a company. In 1989, the influential royal requested her hairdresser for a bottle of Essie Ballet Slippers, a nude, pinkish shade that basically goes well with an outfit of any color.
This instantly gave the brand the royal seal of approval, making it one of the most recognizable hues in Britain.
It also is a nod to the Queen’s dislike for bright and bold nail polish, which may perhaps be the reason you won’t see her sporting colorful nails. In fact, even the Duchesses, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, only use neutral, classy colors to paint their nails.