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Royal News Roundup: Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Date, Madonna’s Offer to Meghan Markle & More

Here, all the royal news you need to know for the week of February 6, 2020.  

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  • On Monday, Queen Elizabeth attended her first official engagement of 2020 when she visited Royal Air Force Marham in King’s Lynn. The royal wore an all-peach ensemble by her go-to designer Angela Kelly. She accessorized the look with a matching hat and a diamond bow brooch.
  • Kate Middleton rocked an 8-year-old royal re-wear at this year’s BAFTAs. The 38-year-old Duchess Of Cambridge dusted off an Alexander McQueen stunner she previously wore in 2012 during her and Prince William’s tour of Singapore, Malaysia and the Solomon Islands.
  • Over the weekend, Queen Elizabeth attended Sunday church service at St. Peter & St. Paul Church in West Newton, Norfolk. The royal wore a powder blue coat and matching hat, which she accessorized with her Canadian snowflake brooch (which was a special tribute to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry). 
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the South Wales resort of Mumbles on Tuesday, where they met with rescue crew members and volunteers at the local lifeboat station and watched the crew undertake a launch. For the occasion, Middleton bundled up in a navy coat from Hobbs over a red Zara dress with a black belt. Prince William even shared some sweet words with fans about the women in his life.
  • Madonna (yes, the Madonna) offered Meghan Markle and Prince Harry a chance to live in her NYC apartment and apparently, she is 100 percent serious about it. She proposed the move in a video on Instagram, while she was getting ready for one of her shows. 
  • Over the weekend, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex solidified their stance on negativity in the media and lauded a news initiative aimed at highlighting the brighter side of life. On their shared @SussexRoyal Instagram account, the couple pledged their support for Global Positive News, an account that focuses on showing people there is good in the world.
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  • A video surfaced of Prince William and Joaquin Phoenix from the BAFTAs earlier this week. While talking to the 45-year-old actor, William admitted that he was slightly afraid and even “put off” watching Joker, but ended up loving the film. (And Phoenix even curtsied).
  • Prince Charles just bestowed a highly coveted honor on an unlikely celebrity: Katy Perry. On Tuesday, the Duke of Cornwall, 71, named the pop star, 35, an ambassador of the British Asian Trust, a charity that is dedicated to building programs that tackle poverty in South Asia.
  • Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to her father King George VI’s legacy on Wednesday, and opened the new and improved Wolferton’s Pumping Station on the Sandringham estate’s ground. The late king, who passed in 1952, opened the original station 72 years ago. 
  • Princess Beatrice of York, ninth in line to the throne and fifth eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth, is marrying the 38-year-old real estate tycoon this Spring, on May 29 to be exact, according to People. The publication broke the news yesterday, and revealed that the nuptials will be a “low-key affair.”
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Where We'll See Them Next:

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles will visit Leicester Market in Leicester on Tuesday, February 11. 

Camilla Parker Bowles will host a reception to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of SafeLives at Clarence House on Wednesday, February 12. 

Queen Elizabeth will visit the London Borough of Camden on Wednesday, February 19.