Felipe and Letizia are really doing some heavy lifting here.
Earlier this week, we covered Wills and Kate visiting the NHS (I did not love Kate’s dress.)
And today marks the 30th anniversary of Princess Diana….going to see Back to the Future III
Also, FYI, our new book, The Heir Affair, is out now! (You can read an excerpt from it at Town and Country, too.)
At The Guardian: Harry and Meghan say Commonwealth ‘must acknowledge the past’.
Related, and excellent, at NBC: Harry and Meghan’s Commonwealth comments on British colonialism were long overdue
Also related, at T&C: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “Brought a Calm, Relaxed Energy” to a Recent Call About Racial Equity
At People: Meghan Markle Is Teaming Up with Michelle Obama for Gender Equality Summit This Month. That sounds great!
Town & Country has a big,interesting piece about the history of royals and philanthropy, and whether or not their philantrophy is effective.
This is a really fascinating piece about the history of Japan’s Female Emperors, at Nippon. (There was a recent survey that indicated that 70% of Japan is totally fine with having a woman as Emperor, which would probably be useful for the Japanese Imperial Family, because their super-strict rules about inheritance have, at times, felt like they’re closing in around them.)
At T&C again: Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema Reveal the New Royal Baby’s Name. This family…is very very attractive.
At Hello!: Princess Raiyah of Jordan marries Ned Donovan in first royal wedding in lockdown. Her dress is very beautiful.
Lainey reports on the latest regarding Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell. (The new slant on this is that Andrew is simply TOO DUMB to have extracted himself from Epstein.)
Via Glamour: The Crown Will Now Run for Six Seasons, Instead of Five. Ugh, fine!
It cracks me up that Hollywood Life has the exclusive on this big news: Prince Harry Spotted Riding His Bike Alone To Malibu Beach To Surf, Looking Carefree.
In social media:
Kate misses tennis: