Everyone is sincerely back at work and I, for one, am pleased to see it. We’ve got hats! Bikes! Boats! Cheese! Cows! Clay busts! Piano pictures! And more.
In case you missed it, earlier this week, Wills and Kate came out and futzed with bagels.
And elsewhere of potential interest:
Via the Beeb: Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state.
Interesting (and related), at the Guardian: UK needs a museum of colonialism, says historian William Dalrymple
At Vanity Fair: Princess Anne Starts What Could Be a New Royal Fashion Trend
Over at People: Princess Diana’s Panorama Interview Is Still Shocking 25 Years Later: ‘There Were 3 of Us in This Marriage.’ I remember watching this interview SO clearly — I was home for Thanksgiving break.
This was lovely! Via Harper’s Bazaar: Duchess Meghan Calls Confidence the “Best Accessory” in Smart Works Video Call. (I can’t believe it’s only been a year since that initiative was launched.)
At T&C: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Make $130,000 Personal Donation to an African Girls Education Charity. That’s also lovely!
Also at Town & Country, I enjoyed this: What Queen Elizabeth and Cardi B Have in Common: A Love of Houndstooth!
On social media:
I linked to a piece about this above, but I love Meghan’s whole look here, and also I want to see more of their house:
Look at this crush of people!
This is a hell of a photo:
This is great!
Okay, Chaz isn’t stranded in a hole somewhere:
This is a good skirt:
This is autumnal:
They didn’t include the English translation there, so here’s Google Translate’s efforts: “One of the world’s most important Bronze Age finds was found in Trundholm Mose in 1902, when farmer Frederik Willumsen first plowed his land and found what has since become known as the Sun Wagon. The bronze figure, which depicts a six-wheeled carriage with a horse and a gold-plated sun disk, is today a national treasure that can be experienced at the National Museum in Copenhagen. But the site itself in Northwest Zealand has so far been an inaccessible area for visitors. This was changed today, when Her Majesty the Queen in the rain inaugurated the new cultural and nature attraction Solvognens Fundsted, which conveys the story of the figure from the older Bronze Age. The attraction is part of Geopark Odsherred, which is Denmark’s first and only UNESCO-certified geopark. The park’s special task is to preserve and convey the area’s special landscape, and the Queen also visited Geopark Odsherred four years ago during her summer trip in the municipality. Here His Majesty was presented with the plans for the attraction that could be inaugurated today.” That is so interesting!
I’m into Mette-Marit’s whole look here:
That caption reads, “In Florø, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess heard about how volunteering has been experienced over the past six months. Among other things, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess were allowed to take part in the Florø Senior Cross’ first exercise since the pandemic broke out. The Crown Prince also got to meet a group of young people who do e-sports, and he got to drive the world’s fastest electric boat. ” Why don’t we have pictures of THAT, I ask you?!