Well, this week feels relaxed compared to last week! But still plenty to chat about — and goodness knows, I may have missed something; our new book was due yesterday and I am fried. Last I heard on the Sussex situation is that things are being worked out — I suspect we’re not going to get much more news about that until next week.

In case you missed it, Kate and Wills had an engagement on Wednesday.

Here’s some interesting things to read elsewhere:

LATE EDIT: We’ve got a statement from the palace about the latest developments in the Harry and Meghan thing -- they’re losing (or retiring?) their HRHs, will no longer formally represent the Queen, and are paying back the money for the Frogmore renos. Security issues TBD, as far as I tell.  [BBC]

You’ve probably seen this already, but if not, you should. At Buzzfeed: Here Are 20 Headlines Comparing Meghan Markle To Kate Middleton That May Show Why She And Prince Harry Are Cutting Off Royal Reporters. (That’s a very straightforward headline, strong SEO work from the Buzzfeeders.)

From Michelle Ruiz at Vanity Fair: “Megxit” Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means.  

Elle explores the history of modern royals attempting financial independence.

Related, at T&C: How Realistic is Financial Independence for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?

At Vanity Fair: The Best Meghan and Harry B-plot Scandal Has Emerged

Per Celebitchy: Prince Andrew will likely be ‘stripped of his round-the-clock police protection’

MYSTERIOUS:  Royal coin ‘hidden for decades’ sells for $1.3 million to mystery collector [CNBC]

And on social media:

This is good!

So is this!

I like this upholstery on Maxima:


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