24 October 2017

Tuesday Tidbits for October 24: Royal Bookworms and More

I have a special affection for the royals that love to read and spread that love whenever they can. Two such ladies, right here:

--Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands took in a bit of the tourist life in the United States last week, visiting the Library of Congress and Mount Vernon, along with their kids. Laurentien's an author herself and promoting literacy is a big cause for her, so I'm not surprised the library was a must-see. [Twitter, Instagram]
Princess Laurentien, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, and Prince Constantijn

--In other royal bookworm news, the Duchess of Cornwall presented the Man Booker Prize to George Saunders. I love this annual engagement for her, it's such a perfect match for one of the royal family's most avid readers.  [Zimbio]

--Here's a smile from the always lovely Princess Alexandra, who recently attended a service at Westminster Abbey for the centenary of Lady Margaret School in London. [Twitter]
Royal Family

--And finally, over at the Jewel Vault, QEII has been hanging out with uniforms and horses (for work and for fun), per usual. In other queenly news, while the Queen and the Duke approach their 70th wedding anniversary, reports are that celebrations will be more private than previous landmark anniversaries. Which is a bummer, but also not surprising. [Express]

Tidbits is your spot for royal topics we haven't covered separately on the blog, all week long. Please mind the comment policy, and enjoy!