What a busy week! Harry and Meghan have been in South Africa (you can catch up on the tour here), Wills and Kate met international hero Boaty McBoatface and Beatrice got engaged, and then a whole variety of other royals from other countries did other things. LET’S LOOK.

You might find these other things of interest:

This is nice! At Harper’s Bazaar: Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan Secretly Donate to Build Mozambique Swimming Pool in Archie’s Name

LOGISTICS! At Town & Country: Here’s What It Really Takes to Plan a Royal Tour.

At Elle:  The Queen’s Personal Assistant (and dresser) Is Writing A Book About Their Friendship. With the Queen’s permission, so I assume it will not be SCANDALOUS.

At Tatler, I loved this: Man and horse who served the Queen together are reunited in retirement

People has a good look at Harry’s trip to Angola.

There are HOUSING SHAKE-UPS at KP right now. I wonder who’s getting that apartment. [The Observer]

And, in social medial devels:

I can’t wait until Kate’s the head judge on Great Britain’s Next Top Garden:

THIS is a tree planting!

Look at this very good dog!

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Yesterday The Countess of Wessex visited Musgrove Park Hospital to celebrate the official opening a new MRI suite. The Countess of Wessex is continuing to support the hospital by taking on a new role; as official Patron for the @love Musgrovecharity. It is hoped the new scanner will improve outcomes for patients in Somerset. HRH met Daisy, Musgrove Hospital’s patient therapy dog! Research has proven that patients who play with a dog, can lift their spirits and improve their health. Her Royal Highness met with school children from Reminiscence Learning; a specialist dementia awareness project. The project helps raise awareness and reduce stigma often associated with dementia. Later in the day, The Earl of Wessex attended engagements in Cornwall, including a tour of The Hall for Cornwall. The Hall is currently undergoing refurbishments to create a large theatre and business hub. He also took part in commemorations of the Levant Mine Disaster of 1919, where 31 miners lost their lives. The Earl visited the site of the disaster and met with victim’s relatives. At Newquay Zoo, The Earl of Wessex visited an exhibition to celebrate the zoo’s 50th birthday. He met otters, warty pigs and spotted dear. The zoo is celebrating its 50th birthday! Finally, The Countess celebrated the 25th anniversary of girl choristers at Well Cathedral! The Earl of Wessex joined Her Royal Highness to watch an Evensong performance by choristers and the Vicars Choral.

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Sophie was in Kenya earlier this week:

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The Countess of Wessex has spent two days in Kenya visiting organisations focused on gender equality, preventing sexual violence in conflict, and girls’ education. The Countess delivered a speech at the 12th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting in Nairobi – an opportunity for ministers from 28 Commonwealth countries to come together to turn commitment to action on achieving gender equality and empowering women. During a visit to refugee charity ‘RefuSHE’ The Countess met young women and girls who have fled conflict in neighbouring countries and are now supported by their 'Girls Empowerment Programme' which teaches refugee women and girls textile skills helping them to earn an independent income. On day two, Her Royal Highness visited the International Peace Support Training Centre, to discuss Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) with experts and practitioners from the Kenyan Government and Kenya Defence Forces, before meeting survivors of gender based violence. These two areas of work, WPS and PSVI, are central pillars of The Countess’s work. The Countess also met with British Peace Support Team (Africa) to hear about UK-delivered WPS/PSVI training to military units deploying to neighbouring countries. Lastly Her Royal Highness visited Moi Girls’ School, to join the launch of the next Platform for Girls' Education policy paper. In an earlier speech, The Countess highlighted the UK’s “Leave No Girl Behind” campaign to achieve 12 years of quality education for all girls by 2030. “It is crucial that all girls receive at least 12 years of quality education in order to realise their rights, increase their political participation and to open opportunities for them to secure better jobs and livelihoods" – The Countess of Wessex.

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Here’s your Prince Carl-Philip:

There are ALSO a lot of cute animals in this set of pics:

I ran this through Google translate and it said, “today there were costume samples at Tivoli’s upcoming ballet show Snow Queen. H.M. The Queen is the stage’s scenographer, so Her Majesty was of course in attendance when the ballet dancers were to see and try out the different bids for costumes for the first time.” She has many interests! I didn’t even know what a scenographer was! (We don’t usually have them for American theatrical productions.)

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