Get ready for dogs AND hats AND a new engagement for the Cambridge kids!

I covered this even in the slideshow, too, but I figured you might want video as well:

George is going to be SO tall. (As an aside: All the royals reporters said this event was “Covid-safe,” just as an FYI. I don’t know what that means but I’m gonna assume it’s true, because I’m really tired.)

ICYMI: Wills and Kate took a quick tour by train around the UK, and we had full coverage.

Elsewhere of possible interest:

This is a big deal! “In a first for the Himalayan Kingdom, and a rare honour in the sub-continent, Bhutan’s Queen Mother Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck has been awarded the United Nations Population Award in the individual category for 2020 for her work on sexual health and ending gender violence.” [The Hindu]

This is nice: Prince Harry Makes Emotional Call to Kids from a Favorite Charity: ‘You Inspire Every Day’ [People]

At The Atlantic: The Crown’s Majestic Untruths

At Maclean’s: Will and Kate’s monarchy: Casual, private and just a bit bland

Oh, this is interesting! Town and Country reports Cynthia Erivo is starring in and producing a film about Sara Forbes Bonnetta. 

This is some nice news!  Zara and Mike are having a third baby. [Harper’s Bazaar]

As are Princess Sofia and Carl Philip. Mazel tov to all! [People]

This was amusing: Queen Elizabeth’s Official Twitter Account Deletes Accidental Post [People]

At the New York Times: For the African Women Who Love Diana, ‘The Crown’ Feels Personal

And, on social:



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NO ONE releases more Official Portraits than the Dutch:


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(It IS her birthday.)

I feel like some of you will want to see this:


Look at this bebe:

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