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Royals Round-Up, October 10th, 2014

This week’s Round-Up brings you ARCHERY and LEOPARD PRINT and FOREARMS and ANGELINA JOLIE and PLASTIC BODIES. Wait, what?



Royals Round-Up, September 26th 2014

No specific royals coverage on GFY this week means LOADS of royals coverage in this week’s round-up. William went to Malta! Harry hugged children! Crown Princess Mary looked gorgeous! Charlene looked totally miserable! AND MORE!

But elsewhere, I have found MUCH for you to read and enjoy:


Royals Round-Up, August 8th, 2014

In the slideshow, I bring you extra snaps from Wills, Kate, and Harry’s outings this week, lots of other WWI ceremonial events, Crown Princess Mary on a horse (they’re on vacation, and as ever, several of their snaps are embargoed for longer than I would like; I swear I am not trying to keep CPM from you, I am merely trying not to be sued), THE RETURN OF SADFACE CHARLENE, QE2 eyeballing some Men in Kilts, a peek of her Balmoral living room, and King Felipe in saucy white jeans squiring Letizia in some super sassy pants. AND MORE.

ICYMI here on GFY this week:

Interesting and intriguing items elsewhere include:

[Photos: Getty, AKM/GSI, Vantagenews.co.uk, Pacific Coast News, Splash, Fame/Flynet]


Royals Round-Up, June 20, 2014, With Bonus George

As always, much to discuss this week! We had A LOT happen on GFY alone, such as:

The Spanish royals had a LOT AFOOT this week, as did the Brits. Maxima was very occupied with the World Cup, as you’ll see in the slideshow, and we’ve got our first Charlene sighting since they announced her pregnancy. She looks as underwhelmed as ever. But not a ton of other royals floating about this week that we didn’t cover above, so this particular round-up might also be bringing you most Extra Bonus George and Harry.



Mostly Well-Played: Princess Charlene at the Monaco Grand Prix with Bonus Casiraghis (Casiraghii?)

Well, these two are at least trying to look happy.

[Photos: Getty, PacCoastNews]


Royals Round-Up, May 9th 2014

This Royals Round-Up has many items in which you are potentially interested: American weddings! Weird cake toppers! Hats! Gowns! Tiaras! Ceremonial ensembles! Kate’s beige patent LK Bennett heels, albeit not on Kate (whom I assume is still sitting on the sofa at home yawning with her hair in a ponytail while the baby tries to stick priceless artifacts in his mouth)! Fatigues! A question about cows!

Additionally, big thanks to those of you who recommended The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince in the comments last week. I’m reading it right now, and it’s fascinating and excellent. Queen Victoria comes across like a total pain in the bustle. Read it so we can discuss!

For your reading pleasure elsewhere:

– The Memphis Wedding that Harry and William attended last weekend sounds like quite a party.  The Telegraph’s story uses the word “twerking” and apparently William got up on stage and sang, which we know he has a tendency to do, both from that time he got up and sang with Bon Jovi and also from that scene in the amazing/boring Wills and Kate Lifetime movie I recapped three years ago, and stumbled upon yesterday when I was looking for something else. (If you are bored, a re-read may prove entertaining.) William apparently really had a good time. He likes a good wedding.

People has an excellent recap of the weekend’s shenanigans. You know I love how People always tells us what people ate at every turn. Thank you for indulging me, People.

– Although Wills looks a bit cranky at Graceland, probably because (a) the press were everywhere in Memphis and it was insane (b) one of girls they’re visiting Graceland with seems like a pain (she’s not in those photos, but I saw snaps where she’s pretending she’s going to flash the paparazzi her bra; like, calm down, sister, you’re not helping), (c) People, as seen above, reported that he ate nachos on his lay-over and now Kate knows he’s cheating on his diet, and (d) everyone got to wear Elvis glasses but him. Heavy is the head that wears the crown eventually.

Hello! also has loads of snaps of the weekend. So many snaps.

William took economy for part of the trip. Can you imagine trundling onto that plane and stumbling past him? I would have been like, “HI I JUST HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS DO YOU MIND?” (That’s from The Daily Mail I KNOW)

– The Express thinks that part of the Cressy/Harry bust-up stems from…one of the new shows on Bravo this season. ANDY COHEN STRIKES AGAIN!

– Tom Sykes over at the Daily Beast has a very interesting piece theorizing that part of the reason for the break-up was a discussion about Cressida’s red sneakers — and what they represent. (There’s more to it than that; it’s an interesting read, in part about how Kate is very skilled at picking her battles in a way that another person might not be.)

– Prince George is getting a flower named after him. AS WELL HE SHOULD. The Grand Snugglenoodle SquashyThigh Rose. (Royals Central)

– Speaking of babies, Mike Tindall took baby Mia out onto the rugby pitch and if you’re interested in muscular sportsmen toting infants, this is for you. (Hello!)

– The Court Jeweller counts down ten of the world’s “maddest tiaras.” And it’s so fun.

– Tatler has a piece about fabulous outfits at British racing events, which I am sticking here and not in Fugs & Pieces because half of the mentioned are royals. There’s a shot of Diana looking delighted and Charles looking cranky as hell; he must have lost some cashola. I LOVE old photos of people at the races!  So very many hats. (Tatler)

– And speaking of Royal Ascot, Pippa’s penned a guide for Vanity Fair. I am surprised that she only went for the first time LAST year, though I guess Kate has NEVER been, sooo. Anyway, it’s rather fun and instructional. To wit: “one of the most entertaining parts of Royal Ascot is spotting the extraordinary hats, which last year included everything from a serving of Mr. Whippy 99 Flake ice cream to a full English breakfast to a fanciful turban, a three-tiered cake, a macaroon stand, and a black swan.”