We made it to another Royals Round-Up, and I, for one, AM DELIGHTED. It does go without saying that I need to know where that baby is, Meghan and Harry!!!!!!!

In case you missed it earlier this week: We got VERY CUTE photos of Prince Louis on the occasion of his first birthday! Also, Kate and Harry went to ANZAC Day services at Westminster Abbey yesterday. Oh: Also, Easter happened! (Easter feels like a long time ago now.)


Omid Scobie reports that Harry and Meghan’s Alleged Move to Somewhere on the Continent of Africa is actually more like “a couple of trips” or “a few months,” which makes more sense to me given — as he notes — all their UK patronages. (Plus elderly Granny, etc.) I guess truth will out!

ALSO at Harper’s, a report that Wills and Kate popped by to see Meghan on Easter at Frogmore. I hope this is all true!

Sigh. So, Trump is coming for a State Visit to the UK this summer — although he’s not being allowed to stay at Buckingham Palace, as it’s undergoing renovations (they’ve got 776 rooms but in fairness the guest quarters may be a disaster). [New York Times]

Wills is in Christchurch visiting victims of the horrific act of terrorism that occurred there on March 15th; for some reason, we haven’t gotten a lot of photos of this visit, as I noted in the slideshow. Town & Country has coverage of the speech he gave at Al Noor Mosque, as well as more photos of his visit.

Interesting! The Real Story Behind How the World’s Largest Rough Diamond Was Cut for the Queen’s Crown Jewels. [People]

In the arena of Royal Media Logistics,Lainey talked today about how the lingering affair rumors started up on Twitter again yesterday, and how the Palace’s media plan, logistically, is maybe out of touch with the current world and that’s why they’re not going away; I’m glad for the confirmation that there actually WAS no new intel there because I couldn’t figure out why it popped up again. (I know we talked about this a bit yesterday as well, in the Kate and Harry post, because I could not parse why it started trending again.)

And, on social media:

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Today is #earthday – an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and continue to safeguard our planet, our home. The above, Their Royal Highnesses in Rotorua, New Zealand. Of the 170 different species originally planted in the early 1900’s, only a handful of species, including these majestic Redwoods, remain today. Next, we invite you to scroll through a series of 8 photos taken by The Duke of Sussex©️DOS sharing his environmental POV including: Africa’s Unicorn, the rhino. These magnificent animals have survived ice ages and giant crocodiles, amongst other things! They have adapted to earth’s changing climate continually for over 30 million years. Yet here we are in 2019 where their biggest threat is us. A critical ecosystem, Botswana’s Okavango Delta sustains millions of people and an abundance of wildlife. Huge bush fires, predominantly started by humans, are altering the entire river system; the ash kills the fish as the flood comes in and the trees that don’t burn become next year’s kindling. Desert lions are critically endangered due partly to human wildlife conflict, habitat encroachment and climate change. 96% of mammals on our are either livestock or humans, meaning only 4% remaining are wild animals. Orca and Humpback whale populations are recovering in Norway thanks to the protection of their fisheries. Proof that fishing sustainably can benefit us all. Roughly 3/4 of Guyana is forested, its forests are highly diverse with 1,263 known species of wildlife and 6,409 species of plants. Many countries continue to try and deforest there for the global demand for timber. We all now know the damage plastics are causing to our oceans. Micro plastics are also ending up in our food source, creating not just environmental problems for our planet but medical problems for ourselves too. When a fenced area passes its carrying capacity for elephants, they start to encroach into farmland causing havoc for communities. Here @AfricanParksNetwork relocated 500 Elephants to another park within Malawi to reduce the pressure on human wildlife conflict and create more dispersed tourism. Every one of us can make a difference, not just today but everyday #earthday

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