We are BACK IN BUSINESS, royal-watching friends!

If you missed it earlier this week:

Kate opened a garden for kids in Surrey with MARY BERRY! and it was charming.

Meghan launched her capsule collection with Smart Works and it was also charming.

Oh! Meghan also came out to the women’s final of the US Open on Saturday.

Here’s some other stuff you might want to read:

At Vanity Fair, Kate Nicholl reports on Harry and Meghan’s upcoming trip. I’m looking forward to this trip; it promises to be interesting and educational and full of piano pictures.

At Town & Country, very pertinent to our interests: Looking Back at King George V, Queen Mary, and Princess Mary—the Real-Life Royals in the Downton Abbey Film. Apparently, the movie is based on a true story, a bit.

At Tatler:  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to collaborate with Richard Curtis. On a movie! (Not really.) (I don’t think.)

This is very good, at the New York Times: Misha Nonoo, Close Personal Friend of Meghan Markle, Speaks

Lainey’s got the latest on what’s happening with Prince Andrew and the Epstein scandal. (Andrew actually had a few events this week and I did not spend my money on those photos for obvious reasons. I cannot BELIEVE he’s still GOING PLACES. JESUS.)

Vogue runs down Meghan’s weekend in New York.

And LOOK, social media things!

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Today marks #999DayUK, when we celebrate and say thank you to our incredible Police, Fire and Emergency Medical services ‍♀‍‍⚕ and all our specialised emergency services for all that they do to keep us safe. The first photograph in this post is of The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex and their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, with their cousins Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall in the yard of the Old Fire Station in the grounds of Sandringham House in 1988. On 999 Day later today The Duke will visit @TheFirefightersCharity at Harcombe House in Devon to hear about the support that the centre provides to members of the fire and rescue service and their families, and meet representatives from across the emergency services sector. On the extraordinary work of our emergency services, The Duke of Cambridge said: "As a society, we owe our wellbeing, and indeed our lives, to the men and women in our emergency services who work tirelessly to protect us in some of the most difficult circumstances. It is only fitting that we should recognise the vital role that they play, and pay tribute to the bravery and dedication of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities." 999 Day begins annually at 9am on the 9th September (the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month) and is held to pay tribute to the invaluable work that is carried out by the emergency services and responders. Getty images / Press Association

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⛔️busy in school

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They look great here. Kate has that dress, too!

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