Friends! What a week it’s been. In case you missed it: Trooping the Color was on Saturday, Kate and 2/3rds of her kids popped out on Sunday to watch Wills play polo, and yesterday Meghan and the Queen had a day of engagements. We’re heading into Major Royals Events Weeks, too — this upcoming week brings with it Royal Ascot, and the Order of the Garter (on Monday, though I suspect Kate will skip this year since she usually doesn’t come when she has a tiny baby at home; Meghan won’t be there because Harry isn’t in the Order [yet]), and then Wimbledon starts July 2 (I suspect Kate WILL pop out for the tennis because she loves it and she’s newly patron; Meghan will also definitely come, I think, because she’s a tennis fan and friends with Serena). Yay!
Meghan and Harry have a royal tour to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand on the docket for October, so mark your calendars. [Vanity Fair]
For those of us who wanted to know who was who on the Trooping the Colour balcony, Town & Country has created an annotated picture.
On Saturday, we were talking about the Duchess of Kent — NOT to be confused with the terrible Princess Michael of Kent; technically, I believe she has also given up her title — because she made a rather rare balcony appearance. She and the Duke of Kent also attended the Grenfell Tower memorial on Thursday — there is a photo below from the Royal Family Instagram — and apparently she has been working as a teacher at a school attended by several students who lived in the Tower. [Royal Central]
E! reports that Harry and Meghan did not go to Canada for their honeymoon, but instead popped over to “East Africa” where they visited two countries. Sounds lovely.
On Thursday, we chatted a lot about the Queen’s Royal Train; The Mirror takes us inside, with photos and logistics!
And, in social media developments:
The Duke of Cambridge recognised the outstanding achievements of over 70 people at today’s Investiture.
Mrs Meakin received an MBE for her dedication to improving the lives of disabled children through her charity work, as well as fostering almost 50 children – congratulations! pic.twitter.com/GgaZ9yNyea
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 14, 2018