Prince Charles and Camilla are celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary today, and to mark the occasion, they released a new photo. This is standard for royals, who essentially understand that all their fans want from them is more photos.
But while this new image at first appears sweet and normal — if extra exciting, because of the dogs — it is, in actual fact, bizarre.
First, there is the context with which the photo was presented to the public. "Ahead of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall's 15th wedding anniversary tomorrow, we are sharing this photo of Their Royal Highnesses with The Duchess's dogs Bluebell and Beth," read a tweet from Clarence House, the couple's official residence.
Ahead of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall's 15th wedding anniversary tomorrow, we are sharing this photo of Their Royal Highnesses with The Duchess's dogs Bluebell and Beth.— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) April 8, 2020
The photo was taken earlier today at Birkhall. pic.twitter.com/0Xw1nxySpu
Oh, just the Duchess's dogs? Charles, despite appearing perfectly happy to embrace Bluebell or Beth (it's still unclear which dog is which), flatly refuses to be associated with BoB (short for Bluebell or Beth) when push comes to shove? Is it because BoB bit his middle finger, thereby explaining his mysterious bandaid?
And then there's the setting. The couple seems to have taken two perfectly normal chairs and separated them from their legs, repurposing them as weird and impractical bench. In itself, weird. But there's more.
They've also placed an old-fashioned boot scraper just before the stairs. Normally, that would make more sense by the door—but it Charles and Camilla may actually think that their entryway is actually indoors. Not convinced? Take a look at the window behind them! Why would they have a window outside, if not because they really, deep down, think that it's inside?
Last but not least, there's the decorative gray tree. It looks like plastic; please tell me it's not plastic. I can't take any more of this. BoB, bark if you need to be rescued.
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