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.
And, in social media:
Today it was announced that Alis Huws has become the new Official Harpist to The Prince of Wales.
Alis is the sixth person to take on the role since HRH reinstated the post in 2000. pic.twitter.com/QdT6PuIiET
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) July 2, 2019
This should be interesting:
So should this! I enjoy all royal tours!
These people are VERY good-looking: