Are you ready for cows and hats and emeralds and hiking? Because I’ve got all that ready for you.
Last week, I told you Royal Ascot was starting this week and I LIED. Ascot starts this upcoming week — which will be fun and exciting for us all, as it always brings hats. We’ve also got the Order of the Garter ceremony on Monday, which will be enjoyable thanks to all the be-feathered headpieces but also because both Queen Maxima AND Queen Letizia are coming over to watch their sweetie-pies be inducted. So this will be fun. I feel like both King Felipe and King Willem-Alexander will wear their plumes with aplomb.
If you missed it, we got a lot of good stuff this week — Trooping the Color was on Saturday and Prince Louis and the rest of the Cambridge kids STOLE THE SHOW, plus Meghan stuck her head out to say hello. Then, Wills and Kate met sheep and puppies in Cumbria, and Kate brought out her sparkly shoes again.
This is so dang charming, via Harper’s Bazaar: Kate Makes a Surprise Appearance on a Children’s Show for an Important Cause
Harper’s also has some scoop on Harry and Meghan and Archie: They’ve hired a day nanny, and planning a royal tour.
Us Weekly’s cover story this week is how Kate and Wills are dealing with all the rumors that he stepped out on her, and while their sources are allegedly “friends” of the Middletons, they don’t really make it seem that said rumors were baseless? [The Cut]
VERY relevant to our interests, over at Meghan’s Mirror: Meghan Markle’s Best Sunglasses Style Moments. (This is a bit old, but I’ve only somehow just seen it? Sunglasses are timeless, anyway.)
This is great, at InStyle: Inside the #RepliKate Community: Women Who Dress Exactly Like Kate Middleton
Elizabeth Holmes — whose So Many Thoughts you may read on Instagram — had a good post up on her website this week looking for dishy royal reads! (And many thanks to those of you who recommended The Royal We!)
Let’s go in on this, shall we? Via The Telegraph: Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale for £5 million
Speaking of royal homes, via Architectural Digest, Althorp Estate — where Diana grew up — is open to the public this summer. Go visit! (I will ALWAYS suggest visiting a Fancy House.)
Via Celebitchy: Duchess Meghan actually brought Archie to the palace for Trooping the Colour. This makes sense! He can meet the whole family at this thing!
Super-interesting, at Jezebel: Queen Matilda’s Real Life Game of Thrones-Style Battle For the Crown
Marie Claire runs down Kate and Meghan’s most “influential” looks of the year to date.
And in social media:
Sophie Wessex is in Lebanon at the moment — none of my photo services went with her, but the Royal Family’s Instagram is on it:
It’s great to see this man recognized for his heroism:
We linked to a story about this above, and it continues to be very cute:
This is a great blast from the past:
Everyone here is dishy:
Haakon is looking handsome, as usual:
This is v. floral: