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:

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One year ago, Smart Works announced the launch of The Smart Set Capsule Collection with The Duchess of Sussex. ⠀ The collection was designed to create a perfect working wardrobe for Smart Works clients. ⠀ With over 3,000 clients coming to Smart Works in the last year and 1,000 women taking pieces, the collection has proved to be invaluable. ⠀ In particular it has played an important role in ensuring the success of the new virtual service which was launched as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ⠀ To celebrate the first anniversary, The Duchess of Sussex sat down to speak to Karla, Charlene and Agnieszka, three previous clients, to see how their time at Smart Works has helped transform their lives.   ⠀ After listening to their stories, The Duchess of Sussex said, “People can say that so much of smart works is about the clothes themselves but it's really not … all of that stuff is the exterior but it's what it does for you on the inside that ends up being the best accessory. It’s the confidence, it's what is built within, that is the piece that you walk out of that room with and walk into the interview with.” ⠀ Thank you to everyone to bought a piece of the collection and the retailers who made it possible @marksandspencerfashionpr @johnlewisandpartners , @insidejigsaw and @mishanonoo . ⠀ To find out more and hear from our clients and CEO head to the link in our bio.

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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:

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⁣ Ved en højtidelighed i Churchillparken i København indviede Hendes Kongelige Højhed Kronprinsessen i dag sammen med Australiens ambassadør Mary Ellen Miller et krigsmindesmærke til ære for de faldne soldater fra Australien, der mistede livet i Danmark under Første og Anden Verdenskrig.⁣ ⁣ Med inskriptionen ”For our tomorrow, they gave their today” ærer mindesmærket blandt andet de 68 Royal Australian Air Force-besætningsmedlemmer, der under Anden Verdenskrig omkom under missioner her i landet, der blandt andet skulle hjælpe med at frigøre Danmark fra den nazistiske besættelse.⁣ ⁣ Det er Den Australske Ambassade i Danmark, der står bag opførelsen af ”The Australian War Memorial in Denmark”, og ved højtideligheden deltog blandt andre også forsvarsminister Trine Bramsen.⁣ ⁣ At a ceremony in Churchill Park in Copenhagen today, Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess together with⁣ Australian ambassador Mary Ellen Miller dedicated a war memorial in honor of the fallen soldiers from Australia who lost their lives in Denmark during the First and Second World Wars.⁣ ⁣ With the inscription “For our tomorrow, they gave their today”, the memorial honors, among others, the 68 Royal Australian Air Force crew members who, during the Second World War, died while here in the country on missions that, among other things, helped to liberate Denmark from the Nazi occupation.⁣ ⁣ The Australian Embassy in Denmark is responsible for erecting “The Australian War Memorial in Denmark”. At the ceremony, there were speeches from and Chief of Defence Staff Lieutenant General Kenneth Pedersen, while defence minister Trine Bramsen laid a wreath.⁣

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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?!

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