09 November 2014

Sunday Tidbits for November 9: Princes, Poppies, and a Programming Note

First up, your programming note: I'm out for a couple days, so the blog will return on Wednesday! Until then, feast on these tidbits...

--The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall wrapped up their visit to Mexico this week, and I'm all ready to sign up for an architectural tour of Charles pointing at things. [Storify]

--Charles is all over it this week, including a spoof of a particularly awkward interview from his youth. Chaz the comic, coming to a club near you. [Telegraph]

--Hello is reporting that Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo are expecting their second child. This has been in the rumor mill for a while. [Hello]

--Queen Letizia has been stepping up her solo official trips since becoming queen. This week, she went to Portugal and wore a smashing red suit (love her in red, love it love it). She and Felipe will continue their introductory visits with day trips to Luxembourg and Belgium in the coming week, so stay tuned for that. [Diez Minutos]

--Stockholm's Royal Palace is getting a new paint color and people aren't happy. Nobody's ever happy when it comes to paint colors. [The Local]

--The Princess Royal was in Washington, D.C.! I thought the air on this side of the pond felt a little more disciplined this week. Her activities including opening an exhibit on the Magna Carta at the Library of Congress, getting her title misspelled, and attending a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. [Library of Congress, MSN Video, Washington Post]

--A uniformed Prince Harry took on the emotional job of opening the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey this year. [Express]

--Other British remembrance events have been covered over at the Jewel Vault - the Remembrance Festival was covered yesterday, and a post on the ceremony at the Cenotaph is up today. [Jewel Vault]

--And finally, here's a pictorial update for you on that incredible poppy installation at the Tower of London. [BBC]

Photos: Chris Jackson via Getty Images, @CasaReal, AFP Video