If you like photos of Kate wearing a blazer, this post is for you! (Also: photos of great Christmas decorations, royals in masks, and, as always, coats!)

Around these parts, we covered Crown Prince Haakon’s wedding to Mette-Marit yesterday, and our coverage of The Crown continues.

Elsewhere of potential interest:

Such a good piece at Jezebel about Princess Diana’s step-grandmother, Barbara Cartland.

The New York Times wonders, Why Do We Care So Much About Diana’s Dresses? 

Also at the NYT: Royal Watchers Wonder: Do the Royals Watch ‘The Crown’? They SHOULD NOT.

I found this so interesting, and also sweetly funny at points, also at the NYT: Lady Elizabeth Anson, Party Planner to the Royals, Dies at 79. To wit: “Lady Elizabeth could handle protocol like a general — timing to the minute, for example, the arrival of this head of state or that king to a royal wedding. She knew that the queen liked her lamb well done, and that the queen should be served the first three slices of a roast. She felt that the secret to a successful party, along with easy access to the bathroom and to the bar, was to seat the boring people together; to her mind, they would never know the difference. It was a dictum so often repeated, Mrs. Webber-Jamieson said, that guests at a Lady Elizabeth affair began to wonder if they had been seated at the boring table.”

At People: Kate Middleton’s ‘Influential’ Work for Children and Families Will Likely Have a ‘Long-Term Impact’. Good for Kate!

This is really interesting to me: New title eyed for [Japanese] princesses after they wed so they continue duties. [Asahi Shimbun]

Related, at the New York Times: For Japanese Princess, Fairy-Tale Wedding May Be Distant Prospect. This whole thing has been a bit of a mess, and I feel for Mako.

Excellent, at the New Yorker: The Second Life of Princess Diana’s Most Notorious Sweater

At Bustle: Princess Diana, Taylor Swift, & Our Obsession With Vulnerable Women

At Harper’s Bazaar: The Queen and Prince Philip Will Skip Christmas at Sandringham Due to COVID-19. Yes, Christmas is messed up for everyone!

And Carl-Philip and Sofia have Covid after attending a funeral. (Business Insider)

And, in social media:

We have an organization called Paint Britain in The Royal We/The Heir Affair, so I extra appreciate the name of Chaz’s deal here:


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I love this dress on Her Maj:


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Kate’s been rolling out all the results of her The Early Years survey over the last week-10 days, which is great:

A lot of her Zoom Looks are in the slideshow, but not this one — I love this jacket. (It’s Alexa Chung’s collaboration with Barbour.)

This is really nice:


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These are cute:

A very young member of the Blue Suit Enthusiasts Club!


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