We have a few developments:
Our girl Charlotte Casiraghi is continuing her relationship with Gucci, posing in her third campaign. Love this one.
Speaking of Charlotte, have you heard about the scandalous bio pic of her grandmother Grace Kelly, starring Nicole Kidman? It reportedly has the House of Grimaldi in a tizzy with its reports of how Princess Grace wanted to leave Prince Rainier to go back to Hollywood and star in a Hitchcock film. Rainier reportedly forbade it, and Grace stayed in Monaco, a beautiful canary locked in her gilded cage (or something like that). Shades of Princess Charlene, per’aps?
Prince Charles rode the London Underground Tube–one stop–to celebrate its 150th anniversary. You will never see this again, so enjoy.
And Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced that she’s abdicating her throne in favor of her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander. Newspapers freaked out, screaming “Will Queen Elizabeth do the same?!” The answer is: no. No, she won’t. See my full explanation of why Elizabeth will NEVER abdicate (and I mean, never, ever, never, ever) on my Facebook page.
(And I just found this wonderful article, written by a BU professor on Modern British History named Arianne Chernock, with quotes from Elizabeth, as well as the difference between the Dutch and Britsh monarchies throughout history. Excellent read.)
Royalty! Jazz hands!
Psst: Miss you, Duchess Kate. Come out with your bump-y self and play!