I decided to just jam these two events together into one post because why not? We’re all here. We can consider it a mini Royals Round-Up.
First off, Beatrice and her boyfriend who I mistrust for literally no real reason have finally announced their engagement; apparently they were betrothed in Italy last month. We’ve got the engagement pics — snapped by Eugenie! — in the slideshow and she does look gorgeous and happy, and her ring and her dress are lovely. (It’s this Zimmerman that I think looks better on a person than you’d think.) Good luck and God bless! The wedding will be next year, and I’ll be interested to see how much of a to-do it is in light of the competing facts that Andrew loves attention and that Andrew does not currently need/deserve any more attention. (The Mail
As is her wont, Fergie is really hitting social media hard with her joy:
Eugenie took the colour photographs as my girls are so close.
The black and white photographs were taken by Misan Harriman at Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park pic.twitter.com/lkneoPpIYs
— Sarah Ferguson (@SarahTheDuchess) September 26, 2019
Second, Wills and Kate went to Birkenhead to christen a polar research ship, the RSS Sir David Attenborough, the ship that was meant to be named Boaty McBoatface. (Mr. McBoatface did eventually get his due, however.) I am disappointed to inform you that no one smashed a bottle of champagne over the bow directly, but Kate did get to push a button that, like, DEPLOYED champagne smashery. She’s wearing a McQueen we’ve seen loads of times before over the last five years.
A look at the Duchess today, along with photos from other occasions when she has worn this piece. pic.twitter.com/34g8XWi8Zc
— WhatKateWore.com (@WhatKateWore) September 26, 2019
BOATY MCBOATFACE. Maybe I’m engaged to Boaty McBoatface:
Today, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Birkenhead to tour the UK’s new polar research the RRS Sir David Attenborough.
TRH learn about the role of the robotic underwater vehicle famously named Boaty McBoatface. pic.twitter.com/fhpAvlo1RU
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 26, 2019
I need to leave you with this:
— Hannah Furness (@Hannah_Furness) September 26, 2019