So, as I type this, there is no Sussex Bebe News — I feel like I work for the Sussex Bebe News Network! — but lots of other stuff has happened this week! We have an abdication! Other squishy babies! Ponies! Hideous vistas! GIANT humorous billboards! Multiple trips! AND MORE.

Also here this week, in case you missed it: Princess Professor Charlotte had a birthday, and also Kate wore a very reasonable frock.


At Town & Country: Prince William Said Princess Charlotte Is Having a “Rowdy Party” for Her Birthday. That seems true.

But Wills does NOT know when this baby is coming! [Socialite Life]

At Vogue: Hard-Partying Princess Margaret Will Forever Be My Favorite Royal

This was interesting, at BBC: Dutch WW2 Queen ‘considered Nazi swap for Belgian royals’

At Maclean’s: With a new emperor, Japan’s male-centric royal rules are under scrutiny

Aw, yay for Natasha Archer. [Town & Country]

And, on social media:

Look at these cuties:



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