It’s a great time to be a fan of the British royals. Just this year we’ve welcomed a new royal baby, toasted to the baby’s christening, watched two royal weddings, followed a royal tour, witnessed the birth of a royal-baby-in-law AND NOW if you havn’t already heard, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, aka Harry and Meghan, are expecting their first child! And congrats to them!
I still remember waking up at 4 a.m. and watching Kate and William say “I do” from the comfort of my couch. My best friend spent the night so that we could wake up early to watch together and we even had a proper English breakfast to celebrate. I think I even went to work with pearls and a fascinator on just to continue the royal vibes! And after the wedding came their Canadian tour and eventually the announcement that they were expecting (George).
But now fast forward and there has been so much British royal amazingness crammed into such a short amount of time, I don’t know that we’ll ever be able to go back to the long months of waiting for sightings or hoping for exciting news from the royal family. Is this just me?!
I’m a huge fan of Meghan Markle-not only is she spreading American goodwill abroad-insert your political joke or comment of choice here-but she’s strong, independent and has an excellent eye for style. Like me, she’s a fan of Brandon Maxwell and wore this beautiful fall-green dress from his Spring 2019 collection for Day 1 of her royal tour:
In heels. And it’s rumored for a Day 2 lunch with an Australian farming family, she made banana bread (I don’t have the Duchess of Sussex’s recipe, which apparently involved ginger and chocolate chips, but you can find my version here) because it’s not polite to show up to a gathering at someone’s house without bringing something, as demonstrated by Meghan Markle herself. Well done.
I woke up in the wee hours of the morning on Friday to watch Eugenie and Jack have their royal moment and I’ve been loving the breaking British royal news that comes across my screen every morning since. Keep calm and carry on, Brits-We just can’t get enough.