We’re back! But the Queen’s not!
She’s taking a well-earned summer break at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, and won’t be back until September. We won’t see a lot of her (or anyone really except Charles and Anne because THEY DO NOT STOP), but we’ve still got all the goss anyway.
Get a load of all that glorious tartan as Liz is officially welcomed to Balmoral Castle with a Royal Guard provided by the Balaklava Company, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and their Mascot. Imagine her glee – this is when the holiday begins.
We also discuss that kiss at the Sentebale Polo Cup (and whether PDAs like that are allowed – spoiler – there’s fewer rules than people think and this is oooookkkkkk) held each year to raise awareness and support for its vital work with young people affected by HIV in southern Africa.
Meg presented Harry’s winning team with the trophy when she wasn’t shoving her tongue down his throat.
Also: Nacho Figueras was seen wearing a navy blazer and Beth is a fan of the flowing locks. Who is Nacho? She wanted to know. Well, he’s an Argentine polo player, known as the David Beckham of the polo world, and the face of Polo Ralph Lauren. Also good at holding trophies while royal couples pash.
Camilla and Charles had a busy fortnight again, but one of the highlights was Cammie eating ice cream at the seaside with Dame Judi Dench (if you can get to the photos, please do – Camilla enthusiastically spilling ice cream and licking her hand is pretty top notch), and the royal grandparents hanging out at the Sandringham Flower Show.
While this is happening, we are wondering where the hell the Isle of Wight is.
They visit the Royal marquees, which house competitions in vegetables, fruit, flowers and floral art grown by local residents.
Haz and Meg also went to Charlie van Straubenzee’s wedding to Daisy Jenks (dubbed Charlie Bendystraw’s wedding once we could get our mouths around it), whereby Meghan’s dress rendered me confused, we discuss the royal ankles once again, and how much Beth loves an Instagram snoop of aristocratic lives. We are introduced to Tati Mountbatty, someone who once lived in Bondi, and Fergie Ferg’s love of an Instagram stalk herself.
Speaking of which, the York girls have given an interview to Vogue ahead of Eugenie’s wedding (the Vogue Brogues were a highlight, as was the admitting that public vitriol toward Beatrice’s 2011 toilet seat hat got the better of them. Beth puts the blame squarely on the milliner and I’d have to agree.
If you would like to purchase Harry’s private Audi, go right ahead, otherwise if a royal Rolls is more to your liking, or perhaps Chuck’s circa 1980 jeep, they’re all up for sale. A cost-cutting measure? who knows! but you could own a royal car!
We also discuss: Mustique, Thomas Fucking Markle, the Grand Tew Estate where Haz and Meg are apparently holed up, their joint monogram (and how it’s not as good as Charles and Diana‘s), the Sentebale Polo lunch menu, whether or not we could wear a denim dress, and another van Straubenzee wedding, complete with divorce and resultant clothing line debut. We’re nothing if not thorough.
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