“King Charles III wrote a final note to his mother & chose the flowers” links

King Charles III left a note to his mother on her coffin. He also chose the colorful flowers for the casket spray. A lil’ spider decided to hitch a ride! [Buzzfeed]
Pat Sajak has been MAGA for a while, so it’s not surprising that he posed for a photo with Marjorie Taylor Green. [Dlisted]
Analysis of Prince Harry’s military uniform situation. [LaineyGossip]
Post Malone was hospitalized after falling through his stage. [Seriously OMG]
A discussion about “period pills.” [Jezebel]
This season’s Michael Kors collection is very cute/fun. [Go Fug Yourself]
The British media is upset about the New York Times’s QEII coverage. [Gawker]
More history on the jewels the Princess of Wales wore today. [Just Jared]
The English-language remake of Goodnight Mommy that no one wanted. [Pajiba]
Viola Davis looked cute at a screening of The Woman King. [Tom & Lorenzo]
Hurricane Fiona makes landfall in Puerto Rico. [Towleroad]
Sydney Sweeney models Cong Tri. [Egotastic]

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  1. girl_ninja says:

    Charles in Charge and it’s already a big mess.

    Patty Sajak has been a racist windbag for years.

    I actually kind of dig Michael Kors new collection.

  2. Well Wisher says:

    The note was a lovely sentiment.

  3. tealily says:

    I thought the flowers were stunning. They felt slightly unconventional and a little wild to me. Absolutely beautiful.

    • Miranda says:

      I also really liked the arrangement (minus the spider; see below). I’m finally having my big church wedding at the end of the year, and I was thinking, “hmm, would it be weird to show my florist a funereal arrangement for inspiration?” 😂

      • SnoodleDumpling says:

        You know there are going to be people using that flower arrangement as a reference photo for decades, so if it is weird you wouldn’t be alone.

        And it’s not particularly funeral-themed, AND it was allegedly inspired by Queenie’s wedding bouquet, so I think it’d be great.

      • tealily says:

        I agree, I don’t think it’s weird at all! It was a gorgeous color combo and style.

      • Normades says:

        Charles in charge is a mess but the color of the roses is gorgeous imo.
        And it’s not that I love spiders but I do wish people would let them be. We had wasps come into the house recently and the high cobwebs I choose not to worry about took out several. Spiders can be yo friends folks!

    • Mel says:

      I think they’re pretty and different than the usual white funeral flowers. They shared a love of the outdoors and the arrangement shows that, it’s a little “wild”. Hey, even Chuck the third can get something right.

  4. Thea says:

    You mean Charles copied Harry/William’s note to Diana placed among the flowers on top of her casket?

    • gabbygirl says:

      To Thea, yes I think Charlie Boy copied the flowers on the coffin with the note to a tee. That is the first thought that came into my head when I saw the bouquet. He is desperate for the goodwill and sympathy that he is receiving to continue. He is riding on the coattails of his mother for now. Let us remember, the Chuckster’s favorite class at the university was his drama class.

    • Carol says:

      Actually, the Queen placed a note on her father’s casket when he died.

  5. C says:

    The spider thing is so cute, lol.

  6. Miranda says:

    I have SEVERE arachnophobia. Like, to the point that, after seeing one, no matter the size or supposed harmlessness (LIEEEES! They are ALL evil and dangerous), I will see imaginary spiders out of the corner of my eye for the rest of the day. I have now told my husband that, if a spider emerges from a floral arrangement on my casket, he is required to burn the flowers, get me a new casket, and bury me with a can of Raid and a bug zapper.

    • Another Anna says:

      I have never related to anything more. My roommate and I have a straight up agreement that if an arachnid enters the house, he has to get rid of it immediately.

    • Elizabeth Phillips says:

      My mother was terribly arachnophobic, too. At one point, she had a sign on her door reading, “No Spiders Allowed.”

  7. K says:

    The note and flower choice was lovely. I think those flowers represented the best qualities of The Queen. One thing I believe…they all loved her. And the corgis and her horse waiting outside…ouch.

    • FhMom says:

      The corgis and Emma were a nice touch.

    • Miranda says:

      I’m not ashamed to say it: the corgis and the horse made me tear up a little. Those 2 animals have been such an iconic part of QEII’s image that I’m surprised she never thought to replace one set of lions on her coat of arms with waddling Corgis.

      • Concern Fae says:

        Team Emma all the way. My inner seven year old who read so many books with horse protagonists burst into tears at her beauty.

        Do you think Charlotte gets to ride her? The only thing is will be jealous of a Windsor over.

      • booboocita says:

        @Miranda — or maybe switch out the rampant lion and unicorn framing her coat of arms with a rampant pony and a corgi standing on hind legs?

    • SeeJanet Ferber says:

      I’m not sorry to say that Charles was outshone by the corgis and the horse. I wonder if he’ll start snubbing them, too?

  8. Leigh_S says:

    Re: the Uniform debacle. Did you all see that the uniform Harry was delivered had the ER removed from the insignia? My god, the petty spite of it.

    • kirk says:

      Petty spite is right. They claim to have had an alternate uniform ready, i.e. one not matching William’s, so it’s obvious he’s less than either way.

    • Becks1 says:

      There’s apparently a legit reason for that. He’s no longer an aide de camp to the monarch so he doesn’t have the initials. He didn’t have them at his wedding either.

  9. Merricat says:

    I like the idea of a letter, but I think it should be private.

  10. Chaine says:

    I hope the poor spider escaped the casket before it sank into the vault!

  11. Isa says:

    I thought the flowers clashed horribly with everything else going on the casket, but reading about them does make them seem sweet.

    • Christine says:

      This made my day, I laughed so hard.

      How do flowers from nature clash “with everything else that is going on”? I’m not being salty, I legitimately don’t know what you are seeing that I don’t.

      • Lee says:

        I also thought the flowers clashed (the pink looked jarring next to the red everywhere else), but appreciated then more when I learned of their sentimental value. But I also just love creamy white flowers and plants.

  12. JRenee says:

    The very boldness of Pat Sajak. No surprise but very public with the photo…

  13. BeanieBean says:

    Charlotte? Was that you?

  14. Tiffany:) says:

    Adnan Syed has been free from prison!!!!!

    • SAS says:

      Oh yikes. Gotta say the podcast didn’t convince me of his innocence but glad there’s going to be a retrial.

      Australia just had a hugely public trial that was reopened due to information raised in a podcast (The Teacher’s Pet, renamed The Teacher’s Trial), interesting times!

  15. Katie says:

    That Gawker article was really good, basically a quick summary of everything Mic Wright has been covering in gross detail at brokenbottleboy. (And “Charles is more of a Refinery 29 girlie.” is hilarious.) The next article after, “Why does the British Monarchy Exist” is also a good read.

  16. The Recluse says:

    We have two weather-related crises ongoing in the US: Puerto Rico and Alaska. Chef Andres has sent his people to help the native villagers in Alaska already.

  17. Haylie says:

    What do you suppose the note said?

    Dear Mummy,

    It’s all mine now! Sorry about giving you Covid (snerk).

    Your Least Favorite Son and Tyrant King