Greetings, Fug Nationals! This week’s Royals Round-Up is a joint effort between me and Heather, because as you read this, I will be recuperating from having two wisdom teeth out and apparently it’s not advisable that I write about Prince Harry whilst strung out on Vicodin. WHICH SEEMS UNFAIR. I’m sure my thoughts would be perfectly cogent.
Other royals coverage this week here at GFY included:
– Wills & Kate went to the Festival of Remembrance this past weekend, along with a variety of family members. Wills wore his glasses!
– Max and Wax came to London for Remembrance Sunday, which also brought us a McQueen coat on Kate, which is also somewhat of a tradition. Also: swords.
– Hello! has put together a bunch of amusing anecdotes about the British Royal Family, including that the Queen collects pepper shakers. I guess once collecting colonies is out of the question, one must collect SOMETHING. (Sorry, I saw Hamilton this week; I have colonies on the brain.) Also, this is amazing: “To avoid arriving late, Prince Philip has given his valet the task of feeding him sandwiches while he drives.” That is truly living the dream. For Philip, not the sandwich-feeder.
– The Independent reports that certain Indian luminaries and businessmen want the Koh-i-Noor diamond back from Great Britain, and they’re going to sue for it. This is a complicated issue, and one The Guardian articulates well in this opinion piece. But speaking of articulating things well, there’s a quote in The Independent that they got from the DMIK (which I’m sure is EXTREMELY I KNOW about this), in which a historian is quoted as basically saying that India should be happy to let the UK keep that giant diamond out of gratitude for how awesome it was for India to be colonized. I can only imagine that everyone who is on the legal team that’s working to allow the UK to keep the diamond sent that guy a series of texts that basically said, “OMG SHUT THE F UP YOU ARE REALLY NOT HELPING.”
– Speaking of India, Wills and Kate are taking an official trip to India next spring — probably sans Georgie and Charlotte — and I cannot wait. It’s going to be fascinating and incredibly photogenic, I suppose. Imagine the Taj Mahal shot! (People)
– Also via People, Wills and Kate are going to Wales next weekend (and have a lot on the docket next week in general). Good thing I will presumably be off my Tooth Drugs by then!)
– Royalista brings us Crown Princess Mary in her best gold lame.
– Per Hello!, the very very very attractive King and Queen of Bhutan are expecting a baby, who will surely also become a very very very attractive individual.
– The Duchess Diaries had basically the same reaction that I did to a recent story in the DMIK that Kate is starting a line of organic foods, namely: I’m so sure.
– At Vogue, Michelle Ruiz takes a class called The Duchess Effect — AKA, Kate Training. For those of you who’ve read The Royal We: Exiting a vehicle does not seem to be on the docket, but the proper way to sit is.
– I always enjoy the Jewel History feature at The Court Jeweller, and this recent one about the court jewels is fun.
– Tatler tackles Royal Small Talk.
– The Royal Hats blog updates us on what’s been happening on the heads of the Swedish recently.
– Sophie Wessex met a goat in Canada:
— Turbo The Goat (@turbo_goat) November 13, 2015
— We have shots of this in the slideshow, but I thought you might want to see Harry in action:
Prince Harry has arrived at the Royal Albert Hall for the Royal Variety Performance. pic.twitter.com/lW4f8Yim2h
— Catherine Wylie (@wyliecatherine) November 13, 2015
— Harry also did this:
Prince Harry outlined the @endeavourfund vision for supporting wounded service personnel and veterans at a reception at St James’s Palace tonight. Prince Harry told guests: “In this next phase of the Endeavour Fund, we will be asking those who have taken part in previous endeavours to take a leading role in future challenges. Some as project managers but more significantly to act as peer mentors, forming a support network for those veterans who have not found the impulse to come forward. Our alumni are ideally placed to help these ‘hard to reach’ individuals rediscover their sense of purpose through sport.” A photo posted by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal) on