This week, I bring you SO MANY hats, a dash of Wills and Harry (Kate is MAYBE coming to an event on Tuesday if she feels well — man, she’s having a tough time of it — so that will be exciting if it happens), yet more Fabulous Poppy Pictures (I am incapable of resisting the Poppies At the Tower, and this week, QE2 popped by), people drinking, mucho Spanish pomp and circumstance, Beatrice’s boyfriend, coats, and MORE.
ELSEWHERE for your enjoyment:
- The Telegraph has video of Harry’s speech at his event last night. Someone should do a study on the reason why Americans are SO INTO that accent, because although I cannot speak for all of my fellow countrypersons, I feel safe in saying it’s extremely effective on most of us. (And not just the posh Harry accent. We will take almost any British accent. Or at least, I will.) I’m sure it has to do with some deeply Freudian Revolution something something crossed with some yada about the early days of the movies. One of you, get on that.
- The Mystery of Queen Victoria’s Missing Strawberry Leaf Tiara. (The Court Jeweller)
- The Court Jeweller ALSO brought us THE BEST OF FERGIE’S HAIR.
- The Royal Digest takes an interesting look at Balmoral.
- Speaking of Queen V, her bloomers were auctioned off this week. What does one do with the undercrackers of a Queen? (The Express)
- Speaking of auctions, do you remember that INCREDIBLY HIDEOUS PORTRAIT of Prince William? Well, it did NOT sell at auction — Kate was clearly too sick to pull it together to buy it and hang it over the fireplace to torture Wills — and was finally bought by a “private collector.” So, Harry, presumably.
- From The History Vault: An Endangered Species: Britain’s Non-Royal Duchesses. Fascinating stuff.
- Prince Albert got the news about his twins on the phone. (People)
- And Hello! says they’re figuring out how the succession laws are going to work in this instance over in Monaco right now.
- Perhaps relevant to your interests, from All Things Georgian: The 18th Century mystery of Oliver Cromwell’s missing head
- They’ve figured out the route for Richard III’s re-internment. As a Plantagenet myself I ASSUME MY INVITE IS IN THE MAIL.
- W invites you to meet the Best Dressed Royal Babies.
- I’ve gotten some new mugs for my Collection of Royal Commemorative Mugs — I hope Kate has one of these, too, frankly — and these seemed like the right place to shout out the Etsy store from which I usually get them, in case you too like old mugs commemorating British royal events.