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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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Royally Played: The Duchess of Cambridge in Matthew Williamson

Oooh, this is a re-wear but we haven’t seen this dress for AGES. Someone’s been digging around the back of her KP closet.

Also, girlfriend gave a speech today (she also gave one at her event last night, so the Mail‘s qualifier of “rare,” while true on the whole, isn’t technically accurate for this current week). The quality isn’t good — it’s rather like a British-accented version of the teacher from Peanuts — but IT EXISTS:

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


Royally Played: Wills and Kate (in Saloni)

A big day for the Duke and Duchess, and much of it was quite serious. They both went and signed the condolence book at the French Embassy, before Wills went to the French v. England soccer match at Wembley (which he had not been originally scheduled to do) in order to be present as FA President — and, surely, as Feeling Human Person — for the moment of silence and singing of La Marseillaise and for purposes of general solidarity through sports (his actual quote was, “Tonight’s game is a chance to pay tribute to the bravery and resolve of the French people”), and Kate went to a event celebrating The Fostering Network, which (as the name implies) works with children in foster care. (As ever, HRH Duchess Kate has an excellent overview of the day’s events.) (This post has been sponsored by PARENTHESIS!)

We’ve got some extra pics from inside Kate’s event, thanks to the KP Twitter:

As always, I want to know more about THE PASTRIES. Priorities in this life.

[Photos: Getty]


Royally Played: Wills and Kate and Harry at Remembrance Day

No one told me Maxima was going to be there! (In fairness, someone probably did and I just didn’t absorb it.) It is the 70th anniversary of the British liberation of the Netherlands, so she and King W-A popped by to mark the occasion (of which The Telegraph had excellent coverage). As ever, and rightly, we don’t have a complete shot of anyone’s outfit, but Kate’s coat is Alexander McQueen (which is good news for those of us [me] who have been longing for some McQueen action), and goodness knows I always enjoy an event that involves uniforms, and William looking solemn in a hat.

(And, in case you missed yesterday’s event — Kate is in one of D&G’s Sexy Italian Widow outfits, except not that sexy; Wills is wearing his glasses; Princess Michael of Kent is wearing ALL THE HAIR — you can eyeball those shenanigans here.)

[Photos: Getty]


Royally Played: Wills and Kate (and some other people) at the Festival of Remembrance

Kate is, like, really into lace Dolce and Gabbana dresses right now.

[Photos: Getty}


Royals Round-Up, November 6th, 2015

In which Prince Harry HUGS PEOPLE SO WARMLY and also wears a uniform and is basically in Peak Harry Form. Bonus; Wills wears his glasses, which I love; there are good coats; AND I bring you A PUPPY IN UNIFORM.

Also: Wills and Kate have an outing tomorrow, which I will post about when I can — I will be on a plane for part of the day, and blah blah when will I get the pictures boring technological blah — so pop by and check out their coats!

ALSO: Heather and I are thrilled that The Royal We is up for Best Fiction of 2015 Award in this year’s Goodreads Choice Awards. You can vote — for us, or any of the other worthy nominees — here!


– Charlotte Casiraghi allegedly has a new boyfriend. (People)

– I’m just going to give you the headline for this story, at Royalista: Breathtaking tiaras at royal Swedish banquet

– I also love People’s #TBT to their cover speculating that Kate and Wills — attending a friend’s wedding — were betrothed, which, SPOILER, they were.

– At the Royal Hats Blog: Catching Up With The Imperial Royals

– At English Heritage, Lord Hastings, Richard III and an Unfinished Castle

– Prince Daniel gave an interview about his kidney transplant. (People)

– I giggled at this headline, in Hello! Princess Charlotte turns 6 months old: All we know about the young royal. Let me see. We know her parents’ names. We know who her nanny is. We know she’s a baby! I DO think we’ll get photos of her and George in the next month or so. (George’s Christmas pics came out at the beginning of December, which I know because it was a surprise, and it happened while I was at a holiday event with my parents. I WAS JUST TRYING TO LIVE MY LIFE, KATE.)

– Oooooh, look at this tiara at Order of Splendor!

Tatler brings you a GIANT slideshow of Prince Harry pics.

– Okay, so this is in the Daily Mail (I KNOW), so take that with all of the grains of salt you require, but I totally read it because I’m an unconfirmed gossip-loving monster: How Camilla is hunting for a wife for Harry: The Duchess ‘loves to be involved’ in finding ‘right girl’ for the prince. My favorite alleged detail is that Harry is apparently getting the title that we gave to Nick in the book. (We wanted a real one, and didn’t want to use Cambridge, obviously.)

– FINALLY, everyone knows cruise ships are HOTBEDS OF CRIMINALS:


Royals Round-Up, October 30th, 2015

Here at GFY, we had A LOT of royals coverage this week. Make sure you catch up, if you missed any of these:

– Prince Harry was on America soil and was super charming with Michelle Obama and Jill Biden.

– Kate wore a VERY divisive floral Erdem gown.

– Kate also re-wore a grey and black Orla Kiely day dress, which I personally love.

Wills, Kate, and Harry all went to the Spectre premiere.

– And the trio also spent a morning with kids, tossing wellies at things.

And in the slideshow above, we’ve got all kinds of things for you to enjoy — extras from the stuff we already covered, an amazing temple in Indonesia, a spectacular gown on Queen Letizia, AND MORE.


– At Marie Claire, let’s look at Wills and Kate’s wedding menu! (It’s up for auction.)

– This is exciting! Via The Telegraph: Largest ever exhibition of the Queen’s wardrobe planned for her 90th birthday. I want to go!

– The Daily Beast has a good piece on why Wills, Kate, and Harry make such a good trio for royal outings.

Hello! wisely did a piece on Kate’s best coats.

Entertainment Weekly has a piece on King Charles III, which is a new Broadway play set in the future, when Charles is king. Which I know at least one of you has already seen — we want details, as this is (for a lot of reasons) obviously a point of interest.

People has the scoop on Kate and George’s recent trip to see the dinosaurs.

– Over at the Royal Hats blog, we get a look at the current visit Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan are taking to Brazil.

– Look how cozy the Windsor drawing room (OR WHATEVER) is:

- Basically weekly, William gets to knight people, and we rarely get the photos. That’s one of the many reasons I am excited to be able to embed tweets!

– Maxima sported this amazing Van Gogh-themed frock during a state visit to China (which she had to cut short, to go home and be admitted to the hospital for a kidney infection. Get better soon, Max!):