We made it to another Royals Round-Up, and when I was pulling pics for this last night, I thought, “Yep. It’s August.” AKA the month when many of the royals zip up to Balmoral or off to a yacht or take their girlfriend off on a romantic vacation away from the prying eyes of…well, us. Having said that, we’ve got plenty to talk about, including the newest trailer for The Crown:

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And elsewhere:

Poor Queen Maxima lost her father this week. By most accounts, he was a very questionable person, but it’s never easy to lose a parent; at best, she’s probably feeling complicated emotions. [The Express]

– People has an exclusive interview with Charles Spencer, about Diana, as part of their coverage of the anniversary of her death, which isn’t until the 31st. God, if I were William or Harry, I would be very anxious for that date to come and go — which I’m sure they are every year.

– At Hello: All the Wessexes came out for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (I assume they then headed up to Balmoral).  Lady Louise is so tall! Prince Albert was also there, because YOLO.

– FYI, House of Fraser has bought Issa, and wisely have re-released a new version of Kate’s best-selling and very famous engagement dress.

And, on social media:

Crown Prince Frederik is looking very hot this summer, I have to admit: