Today’s collection of royal shenanigans has an unusual amount of animals and drinking.

In case you missed it earlier this week, Kate popped out to teach some cute kids about photography.

And of potential interest elsewhere on the internet:

The Marshmallow Baron gave an interview to Tatler about mental health. I somehow didn’t realize he was SO young when Wills and Kate got married. (He has the face of a more mature man. That’s not an insult!) It’s abridged online and my issue of Tatler hasn’t arrived yet, but I’ll report back when I read the whole thing. It makes so much sense to me why Wills and Kate (and Harry and Meghan) are doing so much work with the issue of mental health — both of their families have had real struggles with it. (As have most families.)

At Marie Claire, someone had an eagle eye! Zara Tindall Accidentally Gave Us a Glimpse Inside Windsor Castle’s Private Quarters.

The annual report of Who Spent What in the British royal family came out this week and I’m so looking forward to arguing about it! (In all seriousness: I would please remind everyone before we get into this to be civil to each other if you disagree –and it is, of course, fine if you do. I feel like this conversation gets hairy sometimes and I’d love to avoid that.) Jezebel had an interesting piece about Who Really Pays For What — if they got any of it wrong, please let us know! I know people are jumping on the prices of the Frogmore renovations (just as they did when Kate and Wills renovated Anmer/KP), but I feel like the person who must be the most aghast is Chaz, for his giant carbon footprint. Not that I know how to get around that — it’s his job to travel. Should they start taking out the yacht again? (Seriously, maybe they do. Is a yacht more environmentally conscious than a plane?)

Town & Country reports Queen Elizabeth’s Cousin, the Duke of Gloucester, Is Moving Out of His Kensington Palace Apartment. I wonder who is going to move into Apartment 1. I would have guessed Harry and Meghan originally.  Euj and Jack are in one of the KP cottages — I wonder if they’re going to get to size up. (Apartment 1 is VERY large.)

Netflix has a new miniseries happening about the Romanovs, which is apparently 80% dramatic and 20% documentary. I CANNOT wait. (Harper’s Bazaar)

On social media:

The Queen is in Scotland:

The Sussexes are going on tour! It is going to be fun to get to see Archie’s little baby face!

This is excellent:

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Ahead of the annual #prideinlondon parade and in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, The Duke of Cambridge visited Albert Kennedy Trust (akt) to learn about the issue of LGBTQ+ youth homelessness, and the positive change that akt are enacting through their unique prevention and early action approach. The Duke met people supported by akt, and spoke to staff about the services they provide including the ‘Purple Door’ safe house, LGBTQ+ ‘host’ (or carer) services, in-person and online mentoring programmes and a range of youth engagement activities. Among the people The Duke met was Faz, an akt Young Ambassador and trans Muslim man. Faz lost his parents when he was younger and was living with extended family, but had to leave home after they reacted badly to him coming out as trans. akt helped support Faz, and he was one of the first people to move into Purple Door. Swipe to see Faz speak about how akt helped him, and see more from The Duke’s visit. Almost one quarter of the 150,000 young people facing or experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ+, and 77 per cent of those cite rejection or abuse from their families as what has led them to being so. akt has provided over 250,000 nights off the street and supported over 50,000 LGBTQ+ young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Today The Duke officially opened akt’s new services centre in Hoxton, which will host drop-in sessions for young people and grow its youth engagement offering. The Stonewall uprising took place in New York on June 28, 1969, and is seen as the moment that sparked the modern LGBTQ+ movement around the world. Pride marches around the world will be recognising the anniversary, including Pride in London, where akt staff and supporters will be marching. @aktcharity #LGBTQ #Pride

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Look, it’s Edward!

Look, it’s Anne!

This is cute:

Everyone is celebrating Pride!

The caption there says: “The Crown Prince Couple visited Pride Park in Oslo today. There they got a tour of the festival manager for Oslo Pride, Fredrik Dreyer and Ingvild Endestad, head of the association FRI. The park is part of Oslo Pride, a festival where the purpose is that everyone should feel included, regardless of their orientation, background, gender and identity.”

Ah, here’s a better look at this:

This caption says, per Google so this is a little jumbled: “With inspiration from both the salesperson B.S. Ingemann and the artist David Bowie, the Danish artist Jesper Christiansen has created  a new altarpiece for The Danish Church in Paris. Yesterday, it was consecrated by a party service where H.K.H. The Crown Princess was present. Here, Her Royal Highness and the rest of the congregation could see the central motif on the altarpiece depicting the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem and the resurrection light over the Mount of Olives. Her Royal Highness is in France’s capital to inaugurate the new altarpiece as well as participate in a number of cultural events. Today, the Crown Princess will open a health conference and subsequently meet with Mrs Macron in the Palais de l’Elysée.”

 

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