In less than two months, King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will be crowned. The pair has recently been very busy with their royal responsibilities, and on March 13, the royal family attended Westminster Abbey for the annual Commonwealth Day service.
Along with Prince William and Kate Middleton, King Charles and Camilla attended. The future queen wore a stunning blue dress for the event.
Nevertheless, the wind grabbed hold of Camilla’s hat and dress as she was ready to enter the renowned Abbey. All of a sudden, Camilla was having her own Marilyn Monroe experience. Yet, it turns out that neither she nor a member of the Royal Family are the first to have experienced it.
The Commonwealth Day service marked the Royal Family’s first significant combined appearance of the year. Together with King Charles and the Queen Consort, guests included Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Edward and Sophie, the Lord and Countess of Wessex, Prince William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and Princess Anne. King Charles was greeted with a traditional New Zealand Maori greeting of nose touching when he arrived for the service.
Even again, while those images are amusingu to look at, they pale in comparison to what almost occurred to Camilla as she entered Westminster Abbey.
Fortunately, the dress didn’t fly up as the Queen Consort experienced her own Marilyn Monroe moment. According to accounts, she has actually experienced this before.
Camilla had another Marilyn Monroe moment at the christening of Princess Charlotte at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk. A violent wind gust nearly lifted Camilla’s dress.
What is the significance of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic pose?
On September 15, 1954, the iconic Seven Year Itch scene with Marilyn Monroe standing on a subway grate in New York City while donning a white dress and battling an upward breeze was captured on camera. It was captured on camera an hour after midnight on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 52nd Street in New York, according to The Guardian. Marilyn had to shoot the sequence 14 times over the course of three hours before it became one of the most recognisable in movie history.
Why then did they need to retake it so frequently? According to reports, the set was surrounded by between 2,000 and 5,000 spectators and about 100 photographers. Whenever the skirt burst into flames, they all cheered raucously. Of course, Marilyn Monroe didn’t want to reveal too much of herself, so she made sure to cover herself completely by donning two sets of panties.
The audio quality of the clip prevented its use due to the crowd’s reactions. The movie’s scene was reshot on the Fox studio lot in California, however the original material was eventually utilised in promotions and advertisements.
The fabled Marilyn Monroe outfit was made by designer William Travilla. Although once calling his invention “that dumb little dress,”
The Marilyn dress brought about $4.6 million in 2011. It was initially purchased by Debbie Reynolds in 1971 for $200; regrettably, it was auctioned off after she filed for bankruptcy.