Fugger: Pippa Middleton

Royally Played: Christmas at Sandringham

In which Princess Beatrice wins The Coat Sweepstakes, but Royal Hand-Holding is Once Again Allowed. With bonus Prince Harry Leaping Over a Fence and Making Friends With Animals. Apparently also with Rampant Capital Letters.

[Photos: Getty, AKM/GSI, Fame/Flynet]


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:


GQ Men of the Year Awards Fug or Fab: Pippa Middleton in Hugo Boss

Do you think it makes Ol’ Pips sad that most people would probably rather see her sister, or do we think she’s just happy for Kate and enjoys not having quite such psychotic levels of attention focused on her? I mean, she’s certainly still getting invited to all the good stuff, but no one is lurking in her bushes or digging through her rubbish bins looking for her prescriptions or flying over her house trying to take pictures of her baby.

And she was invited to his GQ thing, although she appears to have arrived sans Dreamy Bounder Boyfriend Whom I Suspect Is Bad News (so sue me, I want happiness for Pippa). Let’s look at her dress:

Pippa Middleton attends the GQ Men Of The Year Award at Royal Opera House in London

The color is very,  very pretty, but I will never understand why she has a tendency to go for Sad Lady Mary hair at these things. And it’s not as fabulous from the front as it is from the side:

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Fugs and Fabs: Celebs at Wimbledon

Oh, Becks. You look delicious in that suit. Already a good celeb turn out and we’re not even in the final rounds. I’ve got some Michelle Dockery, some Ed Westwick, a bit of David Tennant, some very dapper Tom Daley, a dash of Tate Donovan, AND MORE. Including a very pink Natalie Dormer.

[Photos; PacCoastNews, AKM/GSI, Fame/Flynet]


Well Played Retrospective: Wills and Kate’s Royal Wedding

It’s Wills and Kate’s wedding anniversary, and while we never really need an excuse to revisit a royal wedding, I’m taking this one anyway. Let’s think of this as the final attempt to ween us from daily Royals Coverage during the recent Royal Tour. It’s a step-down program, you guys. So!  All of coverage from day in question can be found here, of course — including our liveblog of the wedding, at which I wore a caftan (sincerely), and which contains so many memories, including “2:51 a.m: KATE IS GETTING INTO THE CAR. SHE IS WEARING WHITE AND A VEIL AND LACE SLEEVES AND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (We can’t really see it.) (But it seems demure and lovely.) (We can’t wait to get a good look at it.) (Vera Wang is all, ‘There’s a very large skirt.’ No kidding, Vera. ‘You wouldn’t want to wear it to a restaurant.’ REALLY? NO KIDDING VERA. You WOULDN’T want to wear the gown you’re wearing to marry THE FUTURE KING OF ENGLAND to a restaurant.),” which is a comment that, three years later, I still totally stand by. I totally forgot I spent all Royal Wedding Night wanting to smack Vera Wang. But why not take a little walk down memory lane, is what I am saying.  Fug Nation does love a good wedding.

PS: For this slideshow, I tried to get pictures that were specifically not in our previous coverage (other than, obviously, The Balcony Kiss That Changed Piers Morgan Forever), but obviously they will probably not SHOCK you with their newness. I did not discover one of Harry, like, secretly snogging Pippa behind an ice sculpture or anything.

(Speaking of snogging, this seems like an excellent place to remind everyone once again and probably not for the last time that Heather and I have a new book coming out next year, right about now (tentatively), the subject of which is very topical to this post. Per Publishers Weekly, it is: “Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan’s first adult novel THE ROYAL WE, about a young American woman who spends a semester abroad in England and falls in love with the man of her dreams — who happens to be the future King of England, a tale loosely inspired by the real-life courtship and marriage of Kate Middleton and Prince William.”  ["Loosely," by the way, is very apt. Stuff gets way fictionalized up in this thing. A giant chunk of which I am supposed to be writing right now, actually. What am I even doing here? Go look at Harry and let me concentrate on this book, you guys.])

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Royals Round-Up, April 18, 2014

OBVIOUSLY, we’ve been covering the heck out of Wills and Kate’s Tour of Australia and New Zealand.  Stayed tuned, because we’ll have updates over the weekend, at all hours of the night, just to keep us all on our toes. ICYMI:

In other non-Wills, Kate, and George news: Other than The Queen, the rest of the British royals were kind of inside this week. I can only imagine they’re all watching East Enders and being like, “meh, no one even cares about us right now. It’s so relaxing. Pass me that giant wheel of Stilton. I want to stick my head in it.” I do suspect that we’ll get way more snaps for next week, when people pop out to church on Easter Sunday. As it is, you shall have to enjoy the Queen! Angela Lansbury (queen of my heart)! Cressida buying a smoothie! Pippa carrying, honestly, a really good bag! Princess Charlene on the cover of Hola in a shot that is going to give more evidence to those who suspect she is gestating, as we all ruthlessly speculated a couple of weeks ago!


– Marie Claire Australia has interactive Kate paper dolls! (Marie Claire)

Jenny Packham talks about what it’s like to work with Kate. (Grazia)

– More deets about their winery visit! (Grapefriend)

People Great Ideas has all kinds of good info (and recipes) about what Wills and Kate drank and ate at their winery visit last week. I love them for always indulging my need to know the menus for everything. (People)

– Also in People, they’ve got some great behind-the-scenes coverage of this current royal tour. People really does royals coverage right. (People)

–Here’s the resort where William and Kate stayed for their one night away from the baby in New Zealand. OH MY GOD IT’S HIDEOUS. By which I mean the opposite of that. We’re having the Fug Nation Retreat THERE. (Hello!)

“Sources” that recently said Harry and Cressida were going to make it official are now saying that Cressida isn’t Royals Material. My personal theory is that the They’re Getting Married!!! Source was always someone on Team Cressida (perhaps her mother) and the Um, I Don’t Think So! Source is The Palace. (E! Online)

More info about that Charlene cover, including deets on the tiara she’s sporting. (Hello!)

– The Danish royal family celebrated Queen Margrethe’s birthday this week in an event of which I could get no photos for us, so enjoy the work of Hello! magazine. (Hello!)

[Photos: Getty, Splash, Fame/Flynet, Fame/FlynetUK]