Another Friday! What a concept.
At BBC History Extra: 9 of the worst monarchs in history. (There is a deep pool to draw from here.)
Also, their podcast this week has an episode about museums and colonialism that I haven’t listened to yet, but might be of interest.
Quite a ride, at the LA Times: The true story of the heartthrob prince of Qatar and his time at USC
SERVICE JOURNALISM from Tatler: The royal residences that you can rent. (I mean, YOU. I can’t leave the country.)
Related, from our friends at People: Princess Beatrice Made a Last-Minute ‘Request’ to Borrow the Queen’s Dress for Her Wedding Gown
Per Vanity Fair, Harry and Meghan are having real issues with the paparazzi here in Los Angeles. (Edited to note that what the paparazzi are doing here is flat-out illegal; it’s against the law in Los Angeles to fly a drone over private property, as it’s considered trespassing.)
Harper’s Bazaar reports Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Form a “Balmoral Bubble” for the Summer
Fascinating, at Vanity Fair: A Brief History of Royals in Exile
At Town & Country: Eleonore von Habsburg Weds Race Driver Jérôme d’Ambrosio in Low-Key Royal Wedding. I’m into this vibe.
And, on social media:
For one hot weird second I thought Kate was drinking a beer:
This is interesting:
Princess Charlene is working on….something:
More royal dogs!