In which Prince Harry is sent out to look for red squirrels, as he is the closest thing the British Royal Family currently has to a red squirrel in human form; Prince William is off on a trip to Japan and China where so far he has done LOT pointing at stuff and wearing one of my favorite coats of his, along with his traditional grass skirt and tube top (read: blue suit); a VARIETY of domesticated animals make appearances; Princess Estelle is EXTREMELY CUTE; we learn that Queen Sonja Of Norway really digs white hose; Maxima and W-A are mad cute together; and Letizia and Felipe stand next to a huge pile books.
Speaking of books: In case you missed the post last week, you can now read the first seven chapters of our forthcoming novel, The Royal We, for free! And! Goodreads is giving away 15 signed galleys, so be sure to enter if you are interested! (Unfortunately, this giveaway is for US readers only.)
- ITV has an overview of Wills’s visit to Japan and China, as does The Telegraph, which reflects more on the historical impact of the visit.
- Wills has also passed all fourteen exams required to get his helicopter license to start his new job as an air ambulance pilot. (People)
- Harry will not be going back out on active duty, which doesn’t seem that surprising to me. (The Express)
- Sara Madderson, who designed one of Kate’s recent dresses, talked to Evoke about what happens when the D o C wears one of your dresses out and about.
- And, in Hello! the costume designer for Cinderella talks about both Kate and Cate.
- At The Express, there are theories that a documentary about Princess Diana was shelved for fear of upsetting the royal family.
- Our friends at The Duchess Diary rank Kate’s Coats. (AKA The Most Important Question of Our Time)
- And Macleans examines the cult of the repliKates — AKA, our kind friends who track down items similar to things Kate has worn but which do not perhaps cost as much as a McQueen coat.
- Also from People, allegedly Princess Beatrice is moving to New York to “take a finance course” at an unnamed scholastic institution.
- The CBC has an amusing piece on the fate of a portrait of the Queen that used to hang in the Winnipeg Jets area.
- This is a fascinating piece on Alice of Battenberg over at The Court Jeweller
- And Order of Splendor takes a look back at Crown Princess Victoria’s engagement.
- Royalista has a look inside Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s palace. PALACES!
- Speaking of, this drone footage of Blenheim Palace is amazing. I cannot even believe that is a real place. (Two Nerdy History Girls)
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