Here, all the royal news you need to know for the week of October 7, 2021.

  • Queen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales participated in a special tree event last week to mark the start of the U.K.’s official planting season. The duo invited local schoolchildren to attend the get-together, which took place at their Balmoral estate in Scotland. The event marked the start of The Queen's Green Canopy, a U.K.-wide tree planting initiative to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
  • Princess Beatrice finally announced her daughter’s name: Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi. “Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have named their daughter Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi,” the couple captioned a photo of Sienna’s footprints on Instagram. “The couple have said, 'We are all doing well and Wolfie is the best big brother to Sienna.’” And yes, the baby’s middle name is a special tribute to Queen Elizabeth.
  • Prince William recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of a charity he used to visit with his mother, Princess Diana. On Thursday, William visited The Passage in London, which was founded in 1980 to provide practical support and other services to homeless people. During the outing, he attended an awards ceremony and reception at the charity's headquarters, where he met with staff to hear more about their work with the local community.

  • Rami Malek recently opened up about sitting directly behind the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the London premiere of the 25th James Bond movie, No Time to Die. According to the 40-year-old actor, William appeared to be a big fan of the action flick. “I think they loved the film. That was the impression I got," the actor revealed.
  • On Thursday, the official account of the royal fam shared a clip of the queen signing a message to the Commonwealth. Per the caption of the post, the note will be read during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. “The message was placed inside the queen’s Baton before it began its journey to Birmingham via 72 Commonwealth territories and nations, connecting communities over 90,000 miles,” part of the caption read. “Paralympian Kadeena Cox left Buckingham Palace as the first Baton bearer of the 294-day relay.”

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