Quite a lot happened this week — at last, everyone is really out of the house, save Kate, who had to cancel this weekend’s trip to Malta on the advice of her doctors (they’re sending William instead).  First and foremost, Monday was Harry’s 30th birthday, and we celebrated with an ENORMOUS slideshow that I invite you to visit or revisit as the case may be. This post brings you carriages and gowns and skirts and the return of Cressida and a rare appearance from Queen Rania and LOTS of Crown Princess Mary, who is really holding up the Likeable Brunette With Good Hair end for everyone. (She and CPF are currently on a tour of Canada and I will bring you those pictures EN MASSE when they are cleared for my usage.)

Elsewhere, for your reading pleasure: