Fugger: Wills and Kate

Royals Round-Up, February 27, 2015

In which Prince Harry is sent out to look for red squirrels, as he is the closest thing the British Royal Family currently has to a red squirrel in human form; Prince William is off on a trip to Japan and China where so far he has done  LOT pointing at stuff and wearing one of my favorite coats of his, along with his traditional grass skirt and tube top (read: blue suit); a VARIETY of domesticated animals make appearances; Princess Estelle is EXTREMELY CUTE; we learn that Queen Sonja Of Norway really digs white hose; Maxima and W-A are mad cute together; and Letizia and Felipe stand next to a huge pile books.

Speaking of books: In case you missed the post last week, you can now read the first seven chapters of our forthcoming novel, The Royal We, for free! And! Goodreads is giving away 15 signed galleys, so be sure to enter if you are interested! (Unfortunately, this giveaway is for US readers only.)

And elsewhere:

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Royals Round-Up, February 20, 2015

I just dated this post “2025,” so I am not sure what that means about my brain today. Consider that fair warning. In today’s slideshow, we’ve got stripes and dumplings and hats and babies!

On GFY: We had a Kate Event on Wednesday, so make sure you didn’t miss our coverage of that!

Also, in case you missed it, you can currently read the first seven chapters of our forthcoming novel, The Royal We, for free, in advance of its release on April 7th! We really, really hope you enjoy it if you do. (PS: because we’ve only sold the book in the US and Canada so far, the preview is only available to readers in the US and Canada. I’m sorry! I hope it sells in other places quickly, so you can all read it easily!)

Elsewhere on this chilly planet:





Royally Played, The Duchess of Cambridge in Max Mara and Seraphine

Two events for Kate today, one outfit for us to ogle. The first outing, she popped by the Emma Bridgewater factory, where mugs and plates and whatnot are made. (You remember that Bridgewater designed a mug to benefit a children’s hospice, which is one of Kate’s charities. I believe today is the first day that those are up for pre-order.) She also met kids from hospice while she was there, and looked at china, and made a plate, and ergo learned about plate-making, and then she popped over to another children’s charity (this one supports neglected and vulnerable children in the UK), where she also hung out with those kids. In other words: There are very cute children involved with today’s shenanigans, which I always appreciate. Additionally: You may have seen that earlier in the week, she released a PSA about the importance of seeking mental health care for children if they need it. Kate is all about blue patterned dresses right now, apparently. And coats ALWAYS COATS.

ALSO: Most of you probably know this, but because I know there are those of you who only pop by for royals coverage: You can download and read the first seven chapters of our forthcoming novel, The Royal We, FOR FREE as of yesterday! Given the subject matter, and that you’re reading this post right now, it may be to your liking? We really hope so.

[Photos: Getty]


Royals Round-Up, February 13, 2015

In which we get sledding! And wine-tasting! And Mugging in front of portraits! And a little extra bit of Harry from last week, because I love you.

Around here, we covered Kate’s event yesterday (she actually had two other private events this week; this was the only public one, AKA the only one at which press was welcome). She’s out and about again on Wednesday, so as always mark your calendars.


[Photos: Splash, Getty, Fame/Flynet, Joe Giddens/PA Wire, Nick Ansell/PA Wire, Chris Radburn/PA Wire]


Royally Played: The Duchess of Cambridge in Max Mara and Alice Temperley Somerset for John Lewis

It seems apt that the dress she’s got on under there apparently has little sailboats on it, since Kate is visiting Hot Ben Ainslie’s Fast Boat Racing Headquarters (perhaps not the official name of this location but…whatever. As ever, our friends at What Kate Wore have proper deets on the outing). If the aforementioned coat looks familiar, that’s because Princess Eugenie wore the same coat at Christmas. I assume Kate stole it from her while Harry distracted everyone by setting the goat lose in Sandringham. Their thievery will surely not go unpunished. Princess Anne will not let this kind of shenanigan stand.

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet, the Kensington Palace Instagram account, which you probably are interested in if you're reading this]


Royally Played: The Duchess of Cambridge in Seraphine

Thank God we have the RETURN OF COATS! Or, technically, one coat. But it’s a cute coat. (It’s clearly a cousin of this coat. I just thought to myself, “self, you probably need a light blue coat!” SELF, YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE. Get a grip.)

Per Various Sources, apparently it came out at one of these events that (a) She and Wills don’t know the gender of this baby, either (we were just talking about this in the last Kate post; I think it’s a girl, and I’m calling it now, so when I get this fifty/fifty guess right, I can gloat) and (b) apparently the kid is moving around all the time. I look forward to future events when Baby Cambridge Two and Baby Cambridge One are just flailing their limbs at each other and need to be forcibly separated.

[Photos: Splash, Fame/Flynet, Getty]