Weekly Royal Roundup

Will, Kate, and Charles celebrated Robbie Burns night

If you love tartan, have I got some good news for you. Kate wore a tartan dress for Robbie Burns night! For those who aren’t Scottish or who don’t live in areas with Scottish heritage (my town has an annual Highland Games festival, complete with whiskey tastings, caber tosses, and as much haggis and Irn-Bru as you can stomach), Robbie Burns was a beloved Scottish poet. Around or on his birthday every year, it’s traditional to have a supper and/or drinks party in his name. The royals celebrated via Zoom this year – Will and Kate spoke with NHS workers in Scotland, who ate a Burns supper.

And Prince Charles recited Robbie Burns’ poem Auld Lang Syne.

The Royal family marked Holocaust Memorial Day

Kate spoke with two Holocaust survivors whom she and Will had met a few years ago. The survivors, Zigi Shipper and Manfred Goldberg, toured the Stutthof concentration camp with the Cambridges during a remembrance event in 2017. You can tell that there is a lot of warmth between Zigi and Manfred and Kate. The conversation was heartfelt and important.

You can watch the full video here:

Royal clickbait headline of the week: PRINCESS ANNE AND ZARA TINDALL TO BE DEMOTED IN LINE OF SUCCESSION IN COMING WEEKS

I saw so many headlines like this this past week:

Chill. Princess Anne and Zara Tindall didn’t do anything wrong, as this headline kind of implies. It’s also fun and interesting (read: sexist as hell) that only Princess Anne and Zara were used for this story and headline.

Princess Eugenie (currently 10th in line to the throne) is having a baby in the next month. That baby, at 11th in line to the throne, will be higher up in the line of succession than Princess Anne (currently 14th in line) and Zara (currently 18th in line). It’s fine. Nobody did anything wrong. Deep breaths.

Line of succession courtesy of Debrett’s. Childlike red Paint editing by me.

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