Okay, I know that I joke that this post has everything quite often, but this post DOES have everything: reindeer, cheese wheels, cows, sassy pants, cake, religious services, several hats, and chapati. It may make you a little peckish.

ALSO we had a LOT of royals coverage earlier this week, in case you missed any of it. Ahem:

  1. Wills and Kate had a holiday party and she looked FESTIVE
  2. We rounded up some options for you to snag your own festive skirt
  3. Wills and Kate also went to the year-end Diplomatic Reception and there were TIARAS (and we also got a tiny Meghan sighting there).
  4. Wills and Kate THEN went to Cyprus to deliver gifts and cards, and trousers were worn!

ALSO Meghan had an event yesterday, but no photographers were there and we only got these handout pics:

She looks fine but what do we know? She might have on sequined culottes under there! (She might have gotten a haircut, maybe? Her hair looks great, regardless.)

Elsewhere of interest:

LATE ADD (on Saturday): Emily Andrews at the Sun has a LOT of intel about the Harry/Wills issues of late. (She’s pretty reliable and her Harry sources are historically quite good.) Note: She herself came on Twitter to note that she doesn’t think this is “civil war,” but a “redrawing of boundaries” and I’m sure that’s true, but growing pains are tough when they’re happening.

We discussed this earlier in the week when we talked about Michelle Obama, but she and Meghan met this week! [Telegraph]

Lainey has more details on Meghan and Harry’s duties at the van Straubenzee Memorial event earlier this week.

Are Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Really Feuding? Royals reporter Victoria Murphy weighs in at Town & Country.

Also at T&C:  Inside Windsor Castle at Christmas. It’s VERY festive. (I can vouch for this personally, as the decorations were still up when Heather and I went in 2014 to research The Royal We)

People gets historical:  Did Mary, Queen of Scots’ Husband Have a Gay Affair? (My understanding of history is that EVERYONE had a gay affair.)

At Vanity Fair: Aw. Charlotte and Kate went to see The Nutcracker.

This is a really good gift guide for fans of the British royal family! (And not just because it includes The Royal We.)

In social media:

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Our very own Nutcracker ballerina!

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