We’ve got everything this week, from dogs to drinks served in coconuts to solemn events.

Also, in case you missed it yesterday, Kate re-wore my absolute favorite of her gowns! We’ve got a lot of Royal Events coming up in the next few days for Remembrance Sunday, so do come by over the weekend if you’re bored.


This is too important for me to stick down in the social media round up:

BABY CHEEKS!! (You can barely see Kate’s dress there, but it’s this Alessandra Rich number.)

Ah, this is right up my alley, at Town & Country: Inside the Enduring Mystery of What Happened to Russia’s Imperial Jewelry

At Vanity Fair: Prince William Denied Emma Thompson a Kiss, but He Had a Good Reason

Also at VF: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reportedly Will Take Their Future Child on the Subway. (It sort of is weird to me that everyone in this story says “subway” when obviously in this case it’s the Tube!) (I also honestly doubt that they’re going to take that baby on the Tube because the Tube is a potential security nightmare, but we’ll see!)

SCANDALE: Former Belgian king ordered to take DNA test to disprove love child claims. [The Guardian]

Much less scandalous and in fact very nice:  Doria Ragland Might Join the Royal Family in Norfolk for Christmas. I’m sure this is true. It’s easy for Wills and Kate to switch off in-laws for Christmas, but it’s a bit more logistically complicated for Harry and Meghan, although I’m sure they’d love a nice warm Christmas in Los Angeles. LA Christmas is GREAT because everyone leaves town and you can drive anywhere you want without traffic. I can’t wait to see Doria doing the walk to church on Christmas morning!  [W]

And, on social:





(Click through that last one to see that Mary put on her sneakers — she and Crown Princess Victoria have done that before, and it always feels so pleasantly practical to me.)

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