Hello, friends! We made it to the end of another week. And if you are a royal watcher — which, um, I assume you are, as you are reading this post — hang on for one more day, to quote some of America’s foremost poets, because tomorrow is Trooping the Colour, which means we’re gonna get Harry and Meghan and Wills and Kate and Charlotte and George and ALL KINDS of random British royals shoved into a balcony, and it’s always a hoot. Come by tomorrow and behold it all.


In absolutely awful news, Queen Maxima’s younger sister died by suicide this week. How truly, truly tragic for her and their family. [People]

At Town & Country: The Truth About the Royal Wedding Rumors That Everyone’s Talking About

Pippa confirmed her pregnancy in a column she wrote for Waitrose Weekend, and noted that she feels better than Kate did. Without using her sister’s name, but we all know who she was talking about. [Elle]

Meghan’s got a whole day of events w. the Queen on her docket for the 14th, so stay tuned. They’re taking the royal train! [Glamour]

US Weekly reports that Meghan and Harry want babies ASAP, which should surprise none of us.

At Vanity Fair: The Greatest Royal Wedding Scammer Has Come Clean

At Marie Claire: All the Times Princess Diana Recycled Her Royal Wardrobe

And, in social media developments:

This drawing is amazing:

This is super interesting:

Today, The Princess Royal will host a Garden Party for The Not Forgotten Association at Buckingham Palace. The Royal Family has a long-standing association with the charity which was established in 1920, ‘to provide comfort, cheer and entertainment for the wounded ex-servicemen still in hospital as a result of the Great War’. With the approval of King George V and Queen Mary, Garden Parties were held at Buckingham Palace for the wounded servicemen, who undertook a tour of the Royal Mews; including the riding school, were given a tea and cigarettes (provided by Queen Mary and Princess Mary), and then allowed to 'sit and play about as they like' in the Garden. The first of these events was held on 23 August 1921, during which a telegram of thanks was sent to Their Majesties and Princess Mary, who replied that they were pleased to hear that those attending had "enjoyed their afternoon in the garden and hope[d] that these entertainments will continue to be a success". Not Forgotten Association Garden Parties still occur annually at Buckingham Palace. From 1921, there has also been an annual Christmas Tea Party, initially in the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace and now at St James's Palace. Princess Mary became the first Royal Patron of The Not Forgotten Association, a role she held until her death in 1965, when HRH The Duchess of Kent took over as Patron. She was then succeeded by The Princess Royal in 2000.

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So is this!

Euj looks great here!

Frederik is in SF?!?!?! REPORT BACK, FUG NATIONALS!

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