Hi all, and sorry for being MIA for the last week and a bit. Summer happened all of a sudden and my schedule got a lot more busy, hence the lack of posting. That, combined with the annual royal slow-down that happens from mid-July until the end of September, means that my posting schedule will vary slightly for the next couple of months. Here is what it will look like:
|If it’s a busy week||Regular Weekly Royal Roundup|
|If it’s a slow week||Biweekly Royal Roundup (one roundup for a two-week period)|
|If something banana pancakes happens||I’ll write about it in a separate post ASAP|
I have a lot of fun things coming up, including some great guests on the Royal Analysis Podcast, so make sure to keep up with updates by coming to the blog and following on Twitter and Instagram. FYI, the goal is to give you a new podcast episode every 3-4 weeks this summer, so keep your eyes open for new episodes. Thank you for your support!
Here is your Biweekly Royal Roundup from the two week period spanning July 5-18, 2021:
Kate attended the finals weekend at Wimbledon
Kate attended finals weekend at Wimbledon. She watched a wheelchair match and then watched the women’s and men’s finals. Kate handed out the Women’s Championship trophy to Ash Barty, and stood with The Duke of Kent when he handed out the Men’s Championship trophy to Novak Djokovic. This was The Duke of Kent’s final Wimbledon as President of the All England Club. He has been involved with the All England Club and Wimbledon for more than 50 years, so this is a passing of the baton to Kate, who is Patron. The details are still unclear of whether Kate will take The Duke of Kent’s title as President of the All England Club, or if his duties will be subsumed into her current duties as Patron. I’ll let you know if there is an official announcement on it (there has been much talk about it, including an unofficial announcement from a BBC presenter about it, but nothing confirmed from Wimbledon or the BRF, so I don’t see it as “official” yet).
Will, Kate, and George attended the Euro Cup final
Prince George looked very cute. England lost. But let’s just remember the cute, happy times:
Will decried racist abuse hurled at racialized members of the England team
Three young Black members of the English soccer team missed penalty kick shots at the end of the Euro 2020 Final. A lot of terrible, racist trashbags were terrible and racist toward the three Black players after the match, which resulted in William posting the following statement supporting the players and condemning racism and racist abuse:
Charles and Camilla were in Wales for Wales Week
It was pretty nice and boring. Here are some pics: