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Bitty Bits and Bobs

It’s still bitty but we are here! Off we go then.


The Spanish royals have been working. Leti looked smart in her navy Hugo Boss separates. Heading north, Max visited a grocery store and waste management plant – never say the royal life isn’t glamorous! Especially when Max gets to pose next to the Corona display. See it all here.

Other Voices, Other Media

  • There will be a mini Trooping the Colour for the Queen’s Birthday.
  • The Countess of Wessex is on the cover of the Sunday Times supplement. If anyone has a subscription and wants to summarize for us, we won’t object. Hey good lookin’! That applies to both the lady and the little of the interior of Bagshot that we can see.

Tiara Sighting

We aren’t getting many tiara wearings these days. This is the first sighting of this whopper in sixty years, so it’s doubly exciting. Not much is published about it, but it is a Big Gun by any definition. As always, the fabulous Tiara Mania spotted it.


Charles and Camilla Carry On

Charles gave an interview to Sky News, talking about the effect social distancing has had on families, and on him personally. LiL asked why he kept looking around, and then we realized he was trying to include the camera operators in the conversation.

It was Volunteer Week last week in Britain, and Camilla recorded a video in support of the cause. She gave a us a new background to analyze, too. She is ever so kind.

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Today marks the start of #VolunteersWeek, and whilst this year’s events have been cancelled, volunteers are being recognised for their efforts in tackling the effects of COVID-19. As President of @royalvolservice, The Duchess of Cornwall (@clarencehouse) has shared a video message thanking volunteers for helping those in need, including the #NHSVolunteerResponders who are supporting the NHS during these difficult times. The NHS Volunteer Responders scheme is being delivered by the Royal Voluntary Service, who have continued to provide their regular voluntary activity. Over 250,000 tasks have already been completed, with 98% of requests being met within 24hrs. Joining the team of #NHSVolunteerResponders across the country, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge (@kensingtonroyal), The Countess of Wessex & The Duchess of Gloucester have all taken part in ‘check-in and chat’ calls with those self-isolating, vulnerable or elderly. Visit @ClarenceHouse for more!

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William has been volunteering, too, at a national crisis hotline. He and Kate lent support to all volunteers with this video.

Sweden’s National Day

It was Sweden’s National Day last weekend, and the royals were photographed in folk dress. I am loving Estelle’s version here. Per Handbaggie Polyscias, “Estelle’s dress is from Skedevi (it’s the summer dress) in her duchy Östergötland. Oscar is wearing the costume of Ingelstad in his duchy of Skåne. Victoria’s dress is from her duchy Västergötland, Vadsbo village.”

A change of costume, into the national folk dress for Estelle and a mini-Daniel outfit for Oscar. I don’t know if it’s the angle or what, but mercy, their smiles are exactly the same here.

Every National Day, a very large number of visitors tour the Royal Palace, which offers extended hours and different activities. This year, the Castle is closed. In lieu of the in person experience, Victoria filmed a series of shorter digital guided tours of a number of selected halls at the Castle. Swedish June light and Scandinavian interiors? It’s all wonderful, and it’s all on Instagram.

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