Royals Round-Up, October 23th, 2020


Camilla looks AMAZING this week. Plus: Two apologetic Dutch royals; some sensible coats; and at least one boat.

ICYMI here on GFY, Wills and Kate had an event earlier this week.

Also: Has new Prince Charles on The Crown Dominic West EVER looked like Chaz? WE INVESTIGATE!

And elsewhere:

We cover this a bit in the slideshow, but, at Vanity Fair: Dutch King Willem-Alexander Apologizes After Greek Vacation Scandal. Yikes!

Also awkward: Belgian King meets with his once-secret half-sister for the first time, after years of legal wrangling [CNN]

This is a very interesting piece about a Black musician at the Tudor court, via Historic Royal Palaces.

Also at HRP, this is SUPER interesting: Zeinab Badawi on Sarah Forbes Bonetta and “contested history”. Sarah Forbes Bonetta is an Egbado princess who became Queen Victoria’s protegé — we talked about her a bit a few weeks ago.

If you want to watch Harry and Meghan’s recent Time 100 Talk about creating a better world online, you can see it here.[Time]

At Town & Country: Princess Eugenie Reflects on Her “Daunting” Scoliosis Surgery, Supports the RNOH’s Fundraising Project

Also at T&C, Heather and I are quoted in this little piece about Diana’s wedding gown! (They cut out the bit where we both noted we didn’t actually watch the wedding live, as we were too little.)

On social:

This is pretty great:

OMG penguins!

Anne is on the case:

New tartans!

Here, Google Translate helps: “Crown Prince Haakon today visited the former Falstad prison camp in Trøndelag. 75 years have passed since the liberation of Norway.⁣ ⁣’It is great that young people can come here and relive history. That way we are reminded of what freedom costs, because there were many who sacrificed a lot for us to have that freedom. We can not take freedom for granted,’ he said after the visit.⁣ Today, the Falstad Center is housed in the buildings of the former prison camp – a place that brings history to life for new generations.⁣”

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I dag fik jeg besøg af Executive Director for World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley og udviklingsminister Rasmus Prehn. Under besøget ønskede jeg WFP tillykke med modtagelsen af Nobels Fredspris 2020, som organisationen har fået for sin indsats for at bekæmpe hungersnød, for at skabe bedre betingelser for fred i konfliktramte områder og for sit arbejde for at forhindre, at sult bliver brugt som våben i konflikter. Under mødet blev jeg chokeret over at høre om de dystre forventninger de kommende år til, hvor mange mennesker, der vil blive ramt af hungersnød, bl.a. på grund af konflikt og menneskeflugt. At høre om WFPs strategiske planer og arbejde, som støttes af Danmark, gjorde dog, at jeg kan forblive optimistisk. Men som med alle store udfordringer kræver denne også, at verden står sammen.⁣ ⁣ Today, I had the pleasure of meeting with David Beasley, Executive Director for World Food Programme (WFP) and Rasmus Prehn, Danish Minister for Development Corporation and had the opportunity to congratulate WFP on being awarded this years’ Nobel Peace Prize.  WFP was recognised  for its efforts to combat hunger, to create better conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas, and for its work to prevent hunger from being used as a weapon in conflicts. During our meeting, I was choked to hear how many millions of people are forecast to face extreme food insecurity in the coming years, primarily due to conflict and migration. Thankfully, learning more about WFP’s strategic plans and work, which is strongly supported by Denmark, helps in remaining optimistic. However, overcoming such a huge and complex challenge, will require the world to stand united.⁣ ⁣ Martin Sylvest, Ritzau Scanpix©️⁣

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