So! We had A LOT of royals coverage this week! Harry and Meghan are STILL on tour — this is a very long tour, because when you fly that far, you might as well really do it up — and you can catch up on all of that here. Also, there was a very TIARA-Y outing back in London, and QEII seems to love the Dutch royals. We also did a huge style retrospective of Queen Maxima, and it’s got ALL THE HATS YOU COULD WANT.
ELSEWHERE on the internet:
This is sad news. Princess Mette-Marit has been diagnosed with chronic pulmonary fibrosis, which is a fairly serious diagnosis; if I’ve read everything correctly, eventually she will require a lung transplant. [People]
Lots to discuss here, at The Cut: How Meghan Markle’s Dress Designers Kept Her Pregnancy a Secret. (Mostly by just, uh, keeping their mouths shut?)
The Mirror had a story about Meghan’s PPO that was mildly logistically interesting.
Relatable — and not just because I’m quoted in it! Stress Purchase of the Week: A Brush Fit For a Princess. [Shondaland]
People profiles Meghan’s hairdresser, who’s on tour with her right now.
Meghan and Harry talk about how she picked out her tiara for the wedding. I want MORE logistics. MORE! [W]
The New York Times asks, Will Meghan Markle’s Royal Baby Have American Citizenship?
So interesting at The Court Jeweller: THE CAMBRIDGE LOVER’S KNOT TIARA RETURNS! (Not on Kate, obviously.)
Harper’s Bazaar has video from Wills and Kate’s graduation. (Everyone looks so delighted!)
Royal Central reports that Charlotte Casiraghi has had another baby.
ALSO! Remember earlier in the work when Meghan was meeting with people from Rise Beyond the Reef? (They had all those fab throw pillows.) They have an online catalog and you can order directly from them! (They’re going to have an online shop next year, apparently.)
And, in social media:
This year’s Run for the Children Luang Prabang Half Marathon was an enormous success! Among the runners on Sunday was HRH Princess Beatrice of York. Proceeds from the race benefit the Lao Friends Hospital for Children. #PrincessBeatrice #Laos #pediatrics pic.twitter.com/FQ2H5CMePn
— Friends W/O A Border (@fwabnyc) October 23, 2018
We didn’t get pics of this event, but she of course looks like the queen that she is:
This is so NORMAL: