Lots of livestock and military uniforms in the slideshow this week, albeit not in the same picture. Additionally: Maxima has it BAD for those little turban hats: she wore TWO this week.
- There’s an interesting article in the Telegraph this week about the possibility of Prince Charles becoming Prince Regent should QE2 start to lose her marbles/get too old to really deal with all the massive amounts of stuff people want her to do all the time (um, to paraphrase). They’re quick to note that NO ONE thinks this is currently happening — I think this exact convo is had on a semi-regular basis — but it’s all very interesting. I mean, that is one long-lived family, and she’s never going to step down, so it only makes sense to have some kind of plan Just In Case. (Although I don’t know if I think SHE will allow it.)
- William (and presumably Kate) is cheesed off by the fact that a particular paparazzi photog has been all over Prince George and his nanny lately — which is surely one of the reasons they want to move out to the country house, and I can’t really say I blame them. Apparently, this photographer is also the one who, like, climbed a tree to get pictures of Kate playing tennis in Cornwall one Christmas before they were married, so he’s probably been pinned to the back of the dartboard in William’s study for years now. (BBC)
- Our friends at The Court Jeweller take a look at the Swedish royals attending the opening of their parliament.
- The folks over at From Berkshire to Buckingham takes an interesting look at the history of the signet ring in the British royal family (with a focus on the Middletons, actually).
- It’s like Tatler knew Prince Harry wasn’t leaving the house this week, because they put together a whole slideshow of him for your perusal.
- Speaking of, I have kind of come around on Cressida for literally no reason that I can pinpoint, but it’s good, because things might be back on. She also attended a charity event (one of the charities of which Chaz is a patron, actually) and looked…well, mildly nutty but slightly less nutty than usual. (Hello!)
- The Queen’s former press secretary, Dickie Arbiter, has a new book out (it’s called On Duty With the Queen, and I am obviously going to buy it. Let’s just get real) and Royal Central did an interview with him to mark it.
- The Daily Mail (I Know) had a very extensive write-up of Deborah Mitford’s funeral, which is quite fascinating. (The Mail always has the most photos of these things, and is good at Random Aristocratic Logistical Details.)