The Queen’s speech was very soothing and relaxing to me. It’s very rare for her to address the nation — this is only the fourth time she’s done it — and it made ME feel better and I’m not even British. (The green dress — the color of spring, renewal, rebirth — felt like a lovely touch.)
Maxima did some engagements with various business people who are being affected by The Situation — caterers, truck drivers, etc:
That is one very empty street.
Elsewhere on the internet:
At Town & Country: This is the right thing to do and also a huge bummer for me as a lover of hats: Royal Ascot, One of Queen Elizabeth’s Favorite Events, Will Be Closed to the Public This Year. Maybe we’ll do a big Best Hats of Royal Ascot slideshow!
Also at T&C, this is a good letter from Her Maj: Queen Elizabeth Says “Call to Service of Others” Has Been “at the Centre of My Life” in Touching Letter
At Vanity Fair, speaking of the Queen’s address: The Symbolic and Historical Significance of the Queen’s Turquoise Brooch
And, on social media:
This was charming and also Quarantine Wills is hot. It’s cute to see them all squashed in this frame together:
Teachers across the UK are dedicating their time to keeping schools open for the children of key workers and vulnerable children.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge called teachers and school staff at Casterton Primary Academy to thank them for their hard work and dedication. pic.twitter.com/2h9N66O4EP
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 8, 2020
The Marshmallow Baron’s Insta is a source of joy to me. His dogs are SO BEAUTIFUL:
Anne is feeling her ascots:
Glad this photog was safe behind the coffee cups. Don’t cough on them!
I am enjoying seeing the inside of everyone’s house:
Who knows what’s happening here (well…those of you who speak Swedish!) but Carl Philip continues to be hot:
Tell me more about y’all’s chandelier: