And we’re back! This week’s round up brings you Wills on tour without Kate, at least two questionable dresses, some adorable children, a couple of handsome horses, and plenty of Festive Looks.

In case you missed it this week, Kate had two events! She was VERY festive with some children at a Christmas tree farm, and also attended the NATO reception at the Palace this past Monday.

Also! We continue to cover The Crown! (Our most recent recap is the one in which I guess Peter Morgan forgot that David and Wallis were, uh, kinda Nazis?)


Y’all, Princess Anne is not gonna snub Trump to his face and the Queen was never going to upbraid her for something in public. (She IS gonna stand in a little clutch of world leaders and listen to them gossip about him, though.) [Harper’s Bazaar]

Related, we made an appearance in this Town & Country piece about Anne: Princess Anne Is Getting a Popularity Boost, Thanks to The Crown—But She’s Always Been Great.

Also at T&C: What Happens at the Annual Royal Family Gift Exchange? (Someone ends up in the Tower!)

People asks: Is Queen Elizabeth Planning to Retire When She Turns 95 in Favor of Son Prince Charles? (DOUBTFUL.)

At the New York Times: In Prince Andrew Scandal, Prince Charles Emerges as Monarch-in-Waiting

At the Daily Mail (I KNOW):  A selection of royal family Christmas cards are being auctioned. They’re pretty amazing to look at. The one of everyone in a speedboat that’s ON ANOTHER BOAT?

Wisdom from Elizabeth Holmes (and an interview with historical consultant Robert Lacey): The Crown is Not Real Life!

Guillaume and Stephanie of Luxumbourg are having a baby! Mazel to everyone. [Hello!]

People has further coverage of William’s trip to Oman and Kuwait.

And on social media:

I’ve seen this picture before, but it’s so great:

Well done, Anne:

W-A loves public transport! (As a pilot, I’m sure he IS interested in transport, actually.)


This skirt is gorgeous:

Look at these CUTE BABIES:

This was the best photo you could get, Char?!?!?!?!

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