Hello and happy Sunday! I was planning to take a look at King Charles and Queen Camilla’s first state visit to France and Germany today. News broke Friday that the France portion of the trip has been postponed due to protests. So what’s going on? Why was the royal couple headed to those two countries and what is causing the change in plans? Answers to those questions and more below.
But first: Let’s plan some coronation watch parties! Before I kick off my KCIII coverage here on Substack, including several dedicated newsletters and a podcast I am particularly excited about, I want to start organizing SMT coronation gatherings. After the super successful SMT Book Club meet-ups, several people reached out to request something similar for the coronation. I love that idea! Let’s do it.
👑 If you are interested in hosting an SMT coronation watch party on May 6, or getting a group together (in-person or virtually) to debrief later that weekend or week, please scroll down to the bottom of this email and fill out the Google form with as much information as you can.
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Before we dive into the royals, one shopping note: I’ve been doing some online browsing in preparation for spring break and summer travels. I figured it might be fun to share! Super cute swimsuits, sunnies, towels for the whole family (which I need desperately) and a chambray jumpsuit I’ve been eyeing are all compiled in the 2023 SMT Spring Break Shopping Guide.
Why King Charles is Not Headed to France
A look at the drama surrounding the new sovereign’s first state visit.