GOOD NEWS, Prince Edward lovers: I actually spent some money on photos of him this week, including one that made me quite sincerely laugh out loud. You’ll know it when you get there. Also: More drinking, more ponies, more hats.

This is an Early Royals Round-Up due to the 4th of July holiday in the US tomorrow and the following long weekend, but we’ve got plenty to discuss. And if you missed it earlier this week, Harry and Meghan came out to the baseball on Saturday (speaking of American events), and Kate (a) had some garden shenanigans on Monday, and (b) attended Wimbledon on Tuesday.

In other scheduling notes, Master Archie is being christened at Windsor on Saturday in a “private ceremony” — that’s kind of a misnomer; the ceremony itself is always private, but in this case we’re not getting Arrivals/Departures photos. They ARE releasing a family snaps on Sunday, though, so we’ll get to eyeball everyone sufficiently.

Elsewhere on the internet:

Charlotte Casiraghi had another wedding over the weekend. Her hairpiece was lovely. [Town & Country]

Harper’s Bazaar has the scoop on Meghan’s new eternity band ring.

This was a fun look at royal wedding traditions, at The Court Jeweller (who is herself getting married this weekend!).

Katie Nicholl has a piece in Vanity Fair called How Meghan and Harry Are Giving Baby Archie a Royal-ish but Normal Life. (I imagine it’s also only going to be normal-ish.) It’s not really what the piece is about, though? It’s more of just a general Catching Up With the Sussexes. If you follow the royals at all, you know a lot of what’s in this piece, but it’s a good catch-up piece if you need a refresher.

Also at VF: Prince William Surprises a Princess Diana Vigil at Kensington Palace

Nice, at People: Prince Harry Receives Meaningful Gift to Pass onto Wife Meghan at Mentoring Summit

And, in social media:

This delightful:

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Today, The Duke of Sussex attended UK’s first National Youth Mentoring Summit, hosted by @DianaAward. The Diana Award, created in 1999, is a continuation of Princess Diana’s legacy and her belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. Young people shared their experiences of being mentees and explained why it is so important to them to have businesses, organisations and leaders support mentoring. Two of these were influential young leaders Deborah and Dorcas Kabongo, who won the Diana Award in 2015 for their work on tackling key issues at the root of gang culture, focusing on the role of women and girls in gang-related violence and crime. They are having a real impact on their local community, showing those who may feel that joining a gang is their only option that there are alternatives in life. Since the creation of the Diana Award almost 20 years ago, the charity has recognised 48,000 selfless young people from across the world for their social action and humanitarian work. It has trained over 28,000 young people to stand up to bullying in their schools and communities through Anti-Bullying Ambassador training and supported over 1,000 vulnerable young people across the United Kingdom by introducing a positive role model into their lives through their Mentoring Programme. “I’m struck by a few things today, most of which is the power of the invisible role model. The person who may be sitting here today that doesn’t realise that someone looks up to them, that for that person, you inspire them to be kinder, better, greater, more successful, more impactful.” – The Duke of Sussex Thanks to organisations like The Diana Award the impact that young people can have is heard and acknowledged. For those who wish to become part of the programme and make a difference, please discover our link in bio for more information. Photo credit: Carmel King/The Diana Award

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This should be interesting:

So should this! I enjoy all royal tours!

These people are VERY good-looking:


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