CROWN PRINCESS VICTORIA’S BIRTHDAY The Swedish royals gathered at the summer residence of Solliden Palace and a day of celebration for the future queen’s 42nd birthday.
FOCUS: THE NEWS IN WORDS & PICTURES Princess Eugenie at Westminster Abbey; the Earl and Countess of Wessex at the Wild Place Project; Charles and Camilla in Cornwall . . .
THE BONDING OF THE TWO DUCHESSES The Duchesses of Sussex and Cambridge sparkled in each other’s company during a day of polo and at the christening of Master Archie.
FOCUS: THE NEWS IN WORDS & PICTURES Belgian National Day; the Queen welcomes PM Boris Johnson; Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s island getaway . . .
THE REFORGING OF THE UK’S ROYAL LINKS Holyrood Week and Wales Week saw the Queen and the Royal Family in Scotland and Wales for the annual celebrations of the two nations.
LETIZIA: SPAIN’S HOMETOWN HISTORY GIRL Queen Letizia returned to her native Oviedo for a day of music and culture, and the chance to showcase a new and much discussed look.
FOCUS: THE NEWS IN WORDS & PICTURES King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima’s summer photocall; the Duke of Sussex in Sheffield; Dubai’s battle royal goes to court . . .
KATE: THE STUDENT WHO REIMAGINED ROYALTY For the Duchess of Cambridge synchronicity has taken her from being a student of the Victorian era to royal iconographer.
MATHILDE AND ELISABETH IN KENYA Queen Mathilde’s humanitarian mission to Kenya was especially noteworthy for being Princess Elisabeth’s first overseas mission.
FOCUS: THE NEWS IN WORDS & PICTURES Charlene of Monaco channels Grace Kelly; the wedding of Louis Ducruet; King Felipe in Panama; Charles pays tribute to the Gurkhas . . .