Here, all the royal news you need to know for the week of August 19, 2021.

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  • To coincide with the International Day of Youth, Prince William has written a very special foreword for The Diana Award’s latest project, Future Forward. William wrote, “The lives of thousands of young people have been impacted by the global pandemic with education interrupted, work opportunities disrupted and social connections strained.” Read the full statement here.
  • Following Prince Charles’s recent interview with The Times—during which he shared “special memories” of his friendship with the actress—Barbara Streisand opened up about meeting the Princes of Wales almost 50 years ago. Not long after the meet-cute, the A Star Is Born actress was delivered a bouquet of flowers to her hotel room during a trip to London.
  • Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles have recently been very generous with pictures of their home, Clarence House. This week, on the Clarence House Instagram account, they posted an image of the dining room and highlighted a portrait of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother along the way. They shared a photo of the portrait to their Instagram Story.

  • The Princess Royal (AKA Anne) celebrated her 71st birthday this week, which was marked with a gorgeous shot on the official royal family Instagram account. They posted a close-up of the princess wearing a white top and one of her many signature hats. In the caption they said, “Wishing HRH The Princess Royal a happy birthday today!”

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  • Her Majesty is currently summering at Balmoral Castle (as she does every year). However, a staff member at the Scottish residence has been sent home after testing positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. While we weren’t sure if this meant that the 95-year-old monarch would have to cut her vacation short, it appears she is “carrying on” as usual.

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