Hello, friends! Welcome to the end of the week. First up, some housekeeping: Pippa Middleton’s wedding is tomorrow and, yes, we will be covering it here, so please come by on Saturday (I’m not sure when the post will go up, simply because I’m not sure when all the pics will be in, but sometime on Saturday).
Second, Heather and I were delighted to write a funny little piece for the New York Times about Pippa’s nuptials.
Third, just in case you’re interested, the e-book of The Royal We is unusually cheap at the moment. (I’m not sure how long the sale is going to last, so act now, as they say!)
Finally, in case you missed it here at GFY this week, Kate and Wills and Harry hosted a garden party on Saturday, and then the Cambridges (and Princesses Beatrice and Anne) popped by another garden party during the week. In addition to Pippa’s nuptials, Kate’s going to the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday with a bunch of the family so….if you like looking at pics of British royals, it’s going to be a good week, is what I’m saying.
Elsewhere of potential interest around the internet:
– I’m sure you’ve read by now that King Willem-Alexander is living a SECRET DOUBLE LIFE…as a commercial airline pilot for KLM. Bless. [New York Times]
– Queen Elizabeth went out for dinner with friends last night — at 91, may we all be so spry and cheery. She was celebrating the birthday of her friend, the Archduchess Helen of Habsburg [People]
– Princess Eugenie told The Mirror that she wants Kate Beckinsale to play her in The Crown, which means that Eugenie has no idea how old anyone is, including herself.
– CNN reports that Japanese Princess Mako is engaged to “Kei Komuro, also 25, a law firm worker and graduate student who once starred in a tourism campaign as ‘Prince of the Sea.'” They met in college and she has to give up her place in the royal family to marry him. She is NOT the Japanese princess who announced when she was 18 that she really doesn’t want to be a royal but WHATEVER FINE — that’s Kako, Mako’s younger sister, who is probably really jealous of this development.
– Vogue covers the wedding of Kate’s stylist Natasha Archer to Chris Jackson, who is one of the best royals photographers in the world, if not the best. They’re a very good-looking duo. Mazel, kids!
And finally, your social media round-up: