Maxima might have worn her BIGGEST! BROOCH! YET! this week.

If you missed it earlier this week, Kate gave us Sassy Business Duchess, and the Cambridges took George and Charlotte to the SoccerFootball, with cute results.

FYI, Wills and Kate’s trip to Pakistan starts on Monday. We will, of course, have full coverage.


The big Royal News this week is that all the little kids in the Swedish royal family who AREN’T Estelle and Oscar (AKA, the children of the heir) have had their royal titles stripped. (Their “Royal Highness”es — they’re still to be called Prince and Princess, but it’s not inheritable.) You know Charles is calling everyone he knows over in Sweden to see if he can do this to siblings. [People]

Also at People, Susan from What Kate Wore made some predictions about what Kate might wear in Pakistan.

This cracks me up, at Town and Country: Helena Bonham Carter Had a Psychic Ask Princess Margaret If It Was OK to Play Her in The Crown.

Also at T&C: Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Will Reportedly Be Privately Funded. That seems for the best.

Apparently, Jessica Mulroney is getting a CTV/Netflix show. [Real Screen]

Aw, James Middleton is engaged. Mazel tov to the happy couple! [Vanity Fair]

In social media hoo-ha:

The Cambridges/Sussexes are doing lots of mental health stuff this week, which is great:

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Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay Members of The Royal Family have long supported this initiative to raise awareness of the challenges people face around mental health. Today, The Duke of Sussex has teamed up with singer Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) to encourage people to talk about their mental health. Go to @sussexroyal to watch the full video. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, & The Duke of Sussex have long supported The Royal Foundation Heads Together campaign which encourages people to talk about their mental health challenges. @Heads_Together This week, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have voiced a campaign video launched by Public Health England & the NHS which raises awareness of an online service to help people who are struggling. More at: #EveryMindMatters In 2018 The Duchess of Cambridge launched ‘Mentally Healthy Schools’, a website for primary schools, offering staff information, advice & practical resources to understand and promote pupils’ mental health and wellbeing. More at: In May this year The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex launched Shout, a free, 24/7 text messaging service where people can Text “Shout” to 85258 if they are experiencing mental health challenges. You can connect with trained volunteers who provide help at a time when it is most needed. To find out more go to @GiveUsAShoutinsta Click the link in bio to our news story where you can access all these resources & go to @kensingtonroyal @sussexroyal for more #wmhd2019

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She looks good:

I thought this was a magic wand:

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