Business As Usual for the Royals

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Paddington Bear, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, Prince William. Photo: CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images

It’s Monday, which means back to work for the Royal Family, who gathered at Paddington Station in London for a meeting with Mr. Paddington Bear. This was Kate Middleton’s second public appearance since announcing her pregnancy, and Mr. Bear’s first for what is sure to be a whirlwind Paddington 2 tour. (The film comes out November 10 in the U.K.) Their parley was brief but diplomatic, and the Firm appeared to cover a lot of ground.

Paddington Bear, Prince Harry, Prince William. Photo: CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images

They seem to have had very serious conversations about the symbolism of navy blue outerwear, as well as the current nationwide bucket hat shortage.

Paddington Bear, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Prince William. Photo: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

They also did a customary jig to single out the woman in the group, and wish her well with baby-making.

Paddington Bear, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, Prince William. Photo: Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Naturally, they gossiped throughout. But looks like there might be a mole in the Firm …

Business As Usual for the Royals