Hey guys! First off, a heads up to everyone: The comments last week got a bit contentious, so this week, I’m going to start out with a request that everyone please be cool. Much of this is subjective and we’re not all going to agree with each other all the time, and that’s fine. All I request is that you please disagree congenially and with substance, and if you wouldn’t say whatever you’re about to say at a dinner party, don’t say it here. Be the commenter you want to see in the world. Thank you!

Moving on! Lots to cover this week in the slideshow — from great rings to robots — and also around the internet. Of possible interest:

In case you missed it earlier this week: Our new book, The Heir Affair, has a cover and a release date and you can pre-order it now!

Kate was on a podcast last week (this came out after RRU posted) and by all accounts, it was charming and fairly forthcoming. [Harper’s Bazaar]

We’ve got a lot on the docket for Meghan and Harry in the upcoming weeks, as they sort of close out their responsibilities for the time being in the UK, although I’m sure they’ll be back for things in forthcoming months. [People]

Semi-related, this is not surprising, at The Telegraph: Prince Harry and Meghan drop Sussex Royal trademark claim. (My guess is that they’ll just be The Sussex Foundation, which actually is probably a better name anyway.)

Vanity Fair has more details on the Autumn and Peter Phillips break-up.

Speaking of: Yet Another Royal Divorce Is Upon Us. [Vanity Fair]

At T&C: Prince Charles Has Been Consistently Wearing Two Coats Since the ’80s

At Jezebel: The Rise and Fall and Attempted Rise Again of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York

And on social media:


This is cute (click through and watch the whole thing).

Anne is hard at work, as usual:


I don’t know what’s happening here, but these are some looks!

Fred had a skiing accident but might as well do some work with the public while you’re in the hospital:


[Photos: The Duchess of Cambridge/PA Wire/Shutterstock,  Shutterstock, Isopix/Shutterstock, Angel Naval/MARINA PRESS/Shutterstock, PPE/SIPA/Shutterstock]