Royals round-up time! If you missed it earlier this week, Wills and Kate and Harry and Whatnot hosted a reception for British Olympians at Buckingham Palace; Kate wore ANOTHER pattern. It’s a royal miracle. This week, we’ve got yet more patterns, plus Prince Harry, tiny signs, and hideous rugs.
Around the internet, for your reading pleasure:
– This was super interesting, at Atlas Obscura: London Is Still Paying Rent to the Queen on a Property Leased in 1211
– Prince Frederik broke his back on a TRAMPOLINE. He’s going to be fine. [People Magazine]
– This is neat. You guys know how much I love code breakers, etc:
The Duchess of Cambridge has written a foreword for the new GCHQ puzzle book, proceeds of which will support the @heads_together campaign to change the conversation on mental health. The Duchess says in the foreword: I have always been immensely proud of my grandmother, Valerie Glassborow, who worked at Bletchley Park during the Second World War. She and her twin sister, Mary, served with thousands of other young women as part of the great Allied effort to break enemy codes. They rarely talked about their wartime service, but we now know just how important the men and women of Bletchley Park were, as they tackled some of the hardest problems facing the country. In a new century, their successors at GCHQ continue this intellectual tradition. Like their Bletchley predecessors, they have become well known for valuing neurodiversity and understanding the importance of mental wellbeing. William, Harry and I are very grateful that this book is supporting our Heads Together Campaign. I hope it will not only amuse and challenge readers, but help to promote an open discussion of mental health problems, which can affect anyone, regardless of age or background. Together, we are aiming to change the national conversation around mental health from stigma and fear to openness and understanding. Those who buy this book and support the Heads Together campaign will be playing a part in helping people get the important mental health care they deserve. Press Association.
– How am I only just learning now that Anne owns this blazer?!?!
The Princess Royal celebrates 30 years of the @st_john_ambulance Cadets. Cadets aged 10-17 learn valuable life skills through an interactive programme including first aid skills, volunteering, and developing leadership and public speaking skills by teaching first aid to other young people in England. A photo posted by The Royal Family (@theroyalfamily) on