Trees! Paintings! Waistcoats! Hats! Drag queens!

It was a fairly quiet Royal Week here at GFY, but gird your loins: Trump arrives in the UK for his State Dinner Etc on Monday, then Trooping the Colour is next weekend, plus we’ve got Royal Ascot hot on its heels. There will be ENSEMBLES AHOY.

Elsewhere of potential interest on the internet:

Very interesting, at the New York Times: With Trump’s Visit to Japan, Empress Masako Finds a Spotlight

Clare Waight-Keller at Givenchy gave a long interview to Grazia, and talked quite a bit about Meghan. It’s a really good  piece.

At People, another PATERNITY SCANDALE: Romanian Prince Reveals He Has a Daughter, 3, After Being Forced to Take a Paternity Test. There is A LOT of drama in this story, including him being removed from the line of succession (and also a very confusing statement from him, which I think must in part be a bad translation?).

Fascinating, over at Town & Country: Rare Footage of Queen Victoria Shows the Monarch’s Last Trip to Ireland

At the Court Jeweller: A DOUBLE BROOCH DAY FOR THE QUEEN. Wow, that cut-and-pasted in all caps, and I kind of find that amusing, so I’m going to leave it! It’s exciting!

Lifetime ran their second Harry & Meghan movie this weekend and I admittedly forgot it was happening and did not watch it — we’re on a book deadline at the moment so I didn’t have time to recap it anyway (those recaps take a LOT of time). But rumor has it that it was not great! Feel free to chat about it in the comments here if you want!

Shocking no one, Thomas “Chatty” Markle didn’t like the Lifetime movie either. [Vanity Fair]

And, in social media developments:

This was MEGA SPORTSFACES and it was cute:


This is a great pic:

Oh, hey, Andrew is here:


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