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Royally Played: Wills and Kate at the America’s Cup World Series


In which the boat race itself was called due to unsafe sailing conditions, but whatever: WILLIAM IS WEARING NORMAL PERSON JEANS. I told you Kate would eventually toss the Dad Jeans into the fire pit. Victory in our time! As far as she goes, you’ve seen this all before –  I believe this is her Official Nautical Boating Outfit — but it might not help your cause if you’re trying to avoid buying another striped shirt. This post also has Sports Watching Faces (except this time, they’re “Wow, They’re Taking That Boat Out of the Water With a Crane!” Faces), and Team Cambridge pullovers that I hope Wills and Kate wear when they show up at Clarence House for game night with Chuck and Camz.

And just in case you’re just bumming around reading the internet this Sunday (NO JUDGEMENT), here’s Kate’s previous America’s Cup event (she’s a patron of the British team, which is why they were at this event today), including YACHTING SCANDALS, a giant trophy, and the surprise appearance of a member of Duran Duran.

[Photos: Getty]

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Royally Played, Prince George


In honor of Prince Squirmy Monkey turning two tomorrow, the palace has — as you can see! — released a new Testino pic via their Instagram:

Look who’s turning two tomorrow! #HappyBirthdayPrinceGeorge

A photo posted by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal) on

“HELLO, MISTER TESTINO. YOU SEEM LIKE A LOVELY PERSON WITH ALL SORTS OF INTERESTING GADGETS. SO WHY DON’T YOU HOLD ME FOR A WHILE AND ALSO GIVE ME THAT SHINY EXPENSIVE CLICKY THING IN YOUR HAND THAT YOU KEEP POINTING AT ME SO I CAN FIGURE OUT HOW IT WORKS AND ALSO MAYBE SMASH IT. DADDY, PLEASE GIVE ME TO MR TESTINO NOW SO THAT I CAN HAVE A LOUD ADVENTURE. LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT MY CHEEKY SMILE! DON’T I SEEM TRUSTWORTHY? OF COURSE I DO. NOW PLEASE HAND ME OVER. THANK YOU.”

[Photos: Kensington Palace/Mario Testino)

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Royals Round-Up, July 10th, 2015


This is a nice, juicy Royals Round-Up for your Friday, complete with leftover bits and bobs from Charlotte’s Christening and Wimbledon, drinking, darts, tiaras, and a TINY PIGLET. (An actual piglet. That was not a euphemism.)

Here are GFY this week, we:

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Royally Played: Princess Charlotte’s Christening Photos


Is it terrible that the second thing I thought when I saw these photos — after, “wow, these are really great!” — was, “Mario Testino is so good at artfully cropping William’s bald spot to his best advantage”? But he is, you guys, and that’s a very valuable skill.

[Photos: Getty, Mario Testino]

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Royally Played: Wills and Kate at Wimbledon


In which sunglasses are worn, a new red L.K. Bennett is debuted, and we all learn that Kate got a haircut. (Sometimes, when you’re home at your summer pile with two small children and you get tired of gardening, you think to yourself, “You know what I need? I need layers.”)

[Photos: Getty]

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Royally Played, Princess Charlotte’s Christening


a) Can I interest you in two squirmy royal babies and a McQueen coatdress on a Sunday morning? I THOUGHT SO.

b) If you’re interested in Charlotte’s godparents, People of course has the whole scoop. Essentially, it’s two cousins (a Spencer [basically] and a Middleton) and the other four are Kate and Wills’s actual close friends. (Not to insinuate that they’re not actually close with their cousins — I assume they are — but just that they didn’t choose, like, Posh Old Person We Don’t Really Know But Have To Honor For Boring Royal Reasons for the other spots.)

c) George looks SUPER Traditional Royal Baby, in a new outfit that’s a match to the one Wills wore to meet Harry when he was born, which is really sweet. It’s certainly a nice shout-out to Uncle Harry, who is in Africa at the moment but I assume the Queen held up her iPhone the entire time so he could Facetime the ceremony while he ate dinner. Kate is REALLY into Vintage Baby Outfits and Meaningful Clothes for People, which makes sense given that she’s got an Art History degree, but which I also think is really smart. It’s also interesting, which frankly is basically all I care about it. (PS: If you want to revisit George’s christening, that post is here and Harry IS there. You know. If you miss him, or whatever.

d) Obviously, Charlotte is in a re-wear. (PS: Mario Testino is taking the Official Family Photos, probably as I type; we’ll definitely post them once they’re released.) To the church!

PS: The Telegraph has video of the walk to and from the church, that you will probably want to watch. (George, at one point, makes a run for it.)

[Photos: Getty]

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