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Delhi SMOG welcomes Prince Charles and Camilla Parker; Twitterati react with sympathy and sarcasm

With winters almost there, the pollution levels in Delhi crossed permissible levels and people in the city woke up to reduced visibility and a thick layer of smog on November 7. Amidst all this Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles have come all the way to the Capital.

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It seems like Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are in for a tough time in Delhi. (Source: AP)

Delhi is enveloped in a hazardous blanket of smog and the dismaying magnitude of air pollution doesn’t seem to fall back in line anytime soon. With winters almost there, the pollution levels have crossed permissible levels and people in the city woke up to reduced visibility and a thick layer of smog on November 7. As people are gasping to breathe, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal described Delhi as a “gas chamber”. While several people on social media have expressed anguish about the situation, there are some who added a pinch of humour and created memes out of it.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles have come all the way to the Capital and if pictures are anything to go by, they are in for a tough time. As soon as the pictures – laced with smog – were posted on social media, many viewers sympathised with the visitors and others doled out sarcasm. While one wrote, “I first thought there is something wrong with my phone screen,” another one wrote, “What an amazing time to be at the capital. London wali feeling aa rahi hogi totally!”

Steal a glance at the pictures here.

And this is how people reacted.

Some were sympathetic.

Others were rather sarcastic.

From burning crops to bursting firecrackers, there are various reasons that have contributed to the alarming condition. The situation got so bad that on Wednesday, according to the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the air quality index in Delhi touched the 500 mark.