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Royals Round-Up, November 20th, 2015

You guys! This week’s Royals Round-Up has EVERYTHING: Wills and Kate in Wales today, where they abseiled down a rock and rejected her fringe, among other things! Harry in a tux! William in a doctor costume! Royal babies! Sunglasses! Princess Michael of Kent’s HUGE HAIR and ROMANCE NOVEL! Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice being very affectionate! And also, you know, lots of other stuff.

Another busy royals week here at GFY. In case you missed anything :

– Kate rewore one of my favorite of her looks to give a speech at the Place2Be conference, which is part of her work on behalf of children’s mental health. It was WINDY, which led to some good Hair Shenanigans.

– She and William also went to the French embassy to sign their condolences book, then she wore a new (and pretty) dress to the Fostering Network Awards, while he went to the England v. France soccer match.

And, finally, a bit of housekeeping: We are thrilled that The Royal We has made it to the last, and deciding, round of the Goodreads Choice Awards! Huge thanks to everyone who has voted for us throughout the competition! Voting closes on November 23rd, and you can vote for us, or for any of the other extremely worthy finalists, here. This one is for all the marbles!


Prince Albert talked to People about his twins; apparently, in the manner of all small children, they are a bit of a handful and very cute. Albert loves talking to People. It’s like his mother was a huge movie star or something.

– In honor of Monaco’s National Day, Hello! has photos of Monaco’s royal children throughout the years.

– In The Express this week, a story about how Kate’s planning to step up her engagements and speaking dates in the upcoming months. Given that Kate gave two more speeches this week than she did possibly all of last year, I think this has some truth to it.

Prince Harry is going to Lesotho and South Africa next week, to play polo and visit his charity and, I decided, also to visit Chelsy Davy (who may be in London right now for all I know, but please don’t ruin my fiction).

– You’ll also want to see Harry meeting little Harper Seven Beckham, who does not care. (Hello!)

– Now Katie Nicholl at Vanity Fair has picked up that crackers Daily Mail story about how Kate and Pippa are going to start an organic food business. This is never going to happen. PIPS might start an organic food business — that actually makes sense — but Kate is not going to be in on it. She and Pippa are hardly ever even seen in public together!

– This week marked the 110th anniversary of  — if I may quote The Court Jeweller — “Prince Carl of Denmark [being] elected King Haakon VII of Norway,” and the post about that, and his bride’s tiaras, is a good read.

– Today is QE2 and Phil’s anniversary! I think those two kids might just make it. People takes a look back.

To keep this from taking over the homepage, a variety of Royals Instagrams INCLUDING A SLOTH after the jump:

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Royals Round-Up, September 11th, 2015

First of all! The Royal We is currently a mere $3.99 on Kindle and YOU NEED IT if you haven’t read it yet. You just do. We only want your happiness. Second: Kate and the Boys have a variety of events on their schedule for this upcoming week, which is exciting. Heather and I are at Fashion Week right now, so our updates might be SOMEWHAT pokier than usual, but I’m going to do my best to bring them to you in as timely a fashion as possible. Third! This post includes puppies! An outfit on Maxima that literally caused me to scream! A look inside Her Majesty’s Purse! And two TWO visits to a cheese factory!

Earlier this week, we saluted many of QE2′s Noteworthy Hats of the Recent Past. (As I asked there, I’m going to repeat here a request not to get into a political debate about the monarchy, just as I would ask you to avoid a political debate were this a post about Michelle Obama, for example. I very much appreciate it; thank you.)


– LOADS of coverage of QE2 passing Queen Vic to become Great Britain’s longest reigning monarch. For example, Maclean’s examines all of her broaches.

The Telegraph takes a LONG look at her fashion over the years. Some of the hats are TERRIBLE.

– Also at The Telegraph, these rare pics of QE2 are interesting.

– At Conde Nast, How to Travel Like Queen Elizabeth

– At Buzzfeed: 15 Insane Confessions Of A Buckingham Palace Guard

– RUMOR HAS IT that Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy saw one another whilst he’s been in Africa and might maybe could be possibly getting back together. !!!!! LET’S DISCUSS. (People)

– ALSO, Harry’s popped up in a new video extolling the virtues of rugby. (The Duchess Diary)

People also has more details on the 47-Mile Swedish Swim-Run Pipples and the Marshmallow King did over the weekend. That is HARD.

– At The Duchess Diary: Royal Biographers Pay Tribute To Queen Elizabeth On Her Historical Milestone. It’s juicy!

– Beatrice Borromeo is currently on the cover of Vogue Italia. (Royalista)

– As ever, HRH Duchess Kate has an excellent look at goings-on with Wills and Kate this week, and more details on their many upcoming shenanigans through the end of the year. (As far as we know. It’s all vague right now. But you know. Stuff Will Happen.)

– At People: Kate and Prince William Join Queen Elizabeth for Her Milestone Day

Kate also ALLEGEDLY received The Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II this week. Everyone wants a wee tiny painting of a lady to pin to her personage during fancy events! (Hello!)


Royals Round-Up, September 4th, 2015

First off, in case you missed it, The Royal We is currently only $3.99 for Kindle. THAT IS A STEAL. You should buy it for your Kindle if you haven’t yet done so: It’s a People‘s pick, and made the EW Must List and the New York Times Summer Reading List and all kinds of other good stuff. Check it out!

In today’s slideshow, Sophie Wessex gets REALLY invested in sport, Albert and Charlene bring out the twinsies, and Letizia continues to be worried that she’s left the waffle iron on.

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Royally Played, Princess Charlene at the Red Cross Ball

Lots of Monaco on GFY today — how nice of them to leave the house! Unlike past years at this gala, Albert and Charlene are the only two royals in attendance. I can only assume everyone else was still hungover from Pierre and Beatrice’s wedding. Or maybe everyone just decided they might steer clear of Charlene’s jumpsuit?

[Photos: Getty]


Royals Round-Up, May 15, 2015

In which we glory in the rest of Prince Harry’s time in New Zealand.  SO MUCH HARRY. And other stuff happens, like Princess Charlene looks happier than LITERALLY EVER, which is nice for her.

Here at GFY this week, we tackled the first half of Harry’s trip, and it was chockablock with charm, so don’t miss it (or revisit it, if you like).

Allow me to remind you, once again, that our book, The Royal We, is out and about and very appropriate for your Nearly Summer Poolside Readings, if you haven’t picked it up. If you’re still on the fence, by the way, those first seven chapters are still free.

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Royals Round-Up, April 17th, 2015


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Royals Round-Up, January 30, 2015

This week’s slideshow brings you both BABIES AND BOOZE. Two of my favorite things. Also: Loads of Prince Carl Phillip

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