The Queen is keeping cool in the London heat wave with the help of a fancy $586 Dyson fan in Buckingham Palace

Boris Johnson met the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

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Boris Johnson met the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
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Twitter/The Royal Family

  • Like many Londoners, the Queen needs to find ways to keep cool this week as much of the UK scorches in a heat wave.
  • It turns out she has been using a £469 ($586) Dyson fan to keep cool as London reached 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit) on Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to keep climbing.
  • The fan could be seen in the palace as the Queen met with Boris Johnson on Wednesday to confirm him as prime minister of the UK.
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London is sweltering as Europe is battling the second major heat wave of the summer, but Queen Elizabeth II has found a way to keep cool.

She was photographed on Wednesday in Buckingham Palace with a Dyson HP02 Pure Hot+Cool Link fan in the background.

It appears to have been up and running when the Queen met Boris Johnson to confirm him as the UK’s new prime minister, part of the constitutional process by which a new leader of Britain is installed.

London faces temperatures of 33 degrees Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit) in a burst of unusual heat across Europe.

The fan can be found on Amazon for £469 ($586).

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The picture was shared by the royal family’s official Twitter account.

Here’s a close-up of the fan behind the Queen:

The fan.

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The fan.
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The Royal Family

The fan can also act as a heater, and marketing material says it purifies the air.

More photos from the pair’s meeting show the fan in different stages of rotation, suggesting that it was on and cooling the room at the time.

The fan is facing slightly away from the fireplace in this photo.

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The fan is facing slightly away from the fireplace in this photo.
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Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS

And here the fan seems to be turned closer.

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And here the fan seems to be turned closer.
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Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS

London is expected to reach 37 C on Thursday, and some forecasts suggest temperatures in England will exceed a record of 38.5 C.

The Netherlands and France have already set temperature records set this week.

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Johnson met the Queen shortly after the previous prime minister, Theresa May, resigned in a separate royal audience.

During the meeting with Johnson, the Queen invited him to form a government, an offer traditionally extended to the new leader of the country’s largest party.

He is expected to address the UK’s House of Commons as prime minister for the first time on Thursday.