Hello! Today’s slideshow involves a SEQUINED MASK that matches a pair of snazzy trousers. Also: Cows! Sexy princes in camo! Wallpaper! Literal trash! More camo! AND MORE.

In case you missed it here last week, Kate had a pink-trousered outing and there was a VERY cute baby there.

And elsewhere:

This is nice news! Eugenie and Jack are expecting a baby. [Town & Country]

This is an amazing story, please read it: Thailand’s young protesters say they’ll risk arrest as they try to reform the country’s powerful monarchy. [ABC News]

At People, yikes: Queen Elizabeth’s Finances Down $25 Million Due to COVID-19 as Palace Visitor Numbers Are Decimated

Also mildly yikesy, yet also not that surprising, via Town & Country: The British Public Spent £15,000 on Prince Andrew’s Official Trip to a Golf Club Before He Stepped Down.  I’ve said this before, but if the UK decides to pack up this whole monarchy thing once Her Majesty shuffles off this mortal coil, I will not be totally surprised.

On social:

Harry and Meghan made TWO big Zoom appearances this week — and for those of you who have asked, I will absolutely be giving them their own posts again once they’re making in-person appearances that I can get the photos of! Anyway, the first was for Time 100, where they encouraged people to vote. (Some people are getting their knickers in a twist about this, which is ridiculous. A non-partisan “go vote!” is a totally reasonable message from literally any resident of the United States, and if your knickers are in a twist about it, perhaps your knickers are unaware of the many MANY other things that are currently happening about which they could be twisty! Keep your knickers better informed! Anyway, while I’m here: Make sure you’re registered to vote! If you are, take this time to make sure your registration is correct!)

The second was Meghan popping up on America’s Got Talent to wish one contestant, with a truly wrenching backstory, good luck:

She looks GREAT in both of these (I love a silk blouse, as regular readers know; hers are Victoria Beckham and I think they’re no longer on sale), and what we can see of their house looks fab. I wonder if we’re going to eventually get a spread in, say, Architectural Digest so we can eyeball more of it. My guess is yes — that’s a very elegant publication (and for people whose knickers start to consider getting twisty about this very concept, Charles has also been in it.) Also, leather pants! I love it.

I gotta give Chaz credit for his history of caring about the environment:

Both of these folks look jaunty:

I will say….Charles has NOT been out very much lately and I am mildly worried that COVID knocked him out a little bit. Maybe he’s just busy chasing one of the squirrels he lets into the house.


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På det nye gallaportræt af Hendes Majestæt Dronningen bærer Majestæten blandt andet det historiske perlediadem, der i sin tid blev fremstillet til Prinsesse Louise af Nederlandene (1808-1871), der var datter af Friedrich Wilhelm 3. af Preussen. Prinsessen er tiptipoldemor til Danmarks nuværende Dronning, og diademet kom til Danmark i forbindelse med Prins Frederiks (8.) ægteskab med Prinsessens barnebarn, Prinsesse Lovisa af Sverige (senere Dronning af Danmark), der havde arvet diademet fra sin mor og mormor.⁣ ⁣ Diademet består ‪af 18‬ pæreformede perler, der hænger fra diamantsmykkede arkader. Alt på diademet er fæstnet på en diamantsmykket ring. Diademet er en del af det såkaldte Perlepoire-sæt, som også består af halskæde, ørenringe og en stor og en lille broche med brillanter. Dronningen har båret diademet på flere officielle fotografier gennem tiden, blandt andet det første som Danmarks regent i 1972. Før den tid har også Dronning Ingrid og Dronning Alexandrine båret diademet på officielle gallaportrætter i deres tid som Dronninger af Danmark.⁣ ⁣ 1️⃣ Det første officielle regentportræt af Dronningen fra 1972, hvor Majestæten bærer diadem, halskæde og ørenringe fra Perlepoire-sættet. ⁣ ⁣ 2️⃣ Perlepoire-sættet ses også på dette officielle billede fra 1960 af Frederik 9. og Dronning Ingrid. Det officielle billede blev taget i anledning af Kongeparrets sølvbryllup den 24. maj 1960. ⁣ ⁣ 3️⃣ Officielt billede af Dronning Alexandrine taget i anledning af Dronningens 50-års fødselsdag i 1929. På billedet bærer Dronning Alexandrine dele af Perlepoire-sættet.⁣ ⁣ Iben Kaufmann, Rigmor Mydtskov, Rie Lindequist, Elfelt, Kongernes Samling ©️

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“In the new gala portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, Her Majesty wears, among other things, the historic pearl diadem, which in its time was made for Princess Louise of the Netherlands (1808-1871), who was the daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia. The princess is the great-grandmother of Denmark’s current Queen, and the tiara came to Denmark in connection with Prince Frederik’s (8th) marriage to the Princess’ granddaughter, Princess Lovisa of Sweden (later Queen of Denmark), who had inherited the tiara from her mother and grandmother.

The tiara consists of 18 pear-shaped pearls hanging from diamond-studded arcades. Everything on the tiara is attached to a diamond-studded ring. The tiara is part of the so-called Perlepoire set, which also consists of a necklace, earrings and a large and a small brooch with diamonds. The Queen has worn the tiara on several official photographs over time, including the first as Denmark’s regent in 1972. Before that time, Queen Ingrid and Queen Alexandrine also wore the tiara on official gala portraits in their time as Queens of Denmark.”

Here’s said portrait:

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