In which Queen Letizia draped herself in velvet, and Maxima bangs a gong.

We had lots of royals coverage this week, in case you missed it. (A lot is coming up this upcoming week, too!)

Kate wore an amazing coat and was very cute with kids.

Harry and Meghan did another engagement and held hands and were very charming together.

We got new pictures of Princess Charlotte!

And Wills and Kate and Philip went to church together this weekend.


Kate had an unannounced visit to the Head Start Learning Conference yesterday; I didn’t get pictures (since they didn’t send photographers), but What Would Kate Do? has coverage!

At Town & Country: Queen Elizabeth II’s Most Glamorous Jewels and Tiaras

Look at these earrings on Mette-Marit! [The Court Jeweller]

Relevant to many of our interests: How the British Royals Hid the Crown Jewels from the Nazis — in a Cookie Tin. [People]

At Jezebel: Queen Elizabeth Has Fired Her Bra Fitter After Appearing in Her Tell-All Memoir . INDEED! Do not speak publicly of the royal bosom!

On social:


Princess Anne and the Mystery of the Stolen Cheese is gonna be fun:

If you missed this earlier in the week (I somehow didn’t see it to put it in the post), it is very sweet:


[Photos:  Dutch Press Photo/, MC/MARINA PRESS/REX/Shutterstock, Utrecht Robin/action press/REX/Shutterstock, REX/Shutterstock, Steve Parkins/REX/Shutterstock]