Fugger: Wills and Kate

Royals Round-Up, May 22nd, 2015

Today’s Royals Round-Up brings you much goodness! We’ve got Harry in a suit and Harry in jeans and Harry kissing his grandmother and Harry stuck in a tree. We’ve got shoes both sublime and ridiculous on Letizia. And HATS. Maxima wore them.

We also have an update in which you might be interested: Heather and I are going to be at Chicago’s Printers Row Lit Fest on Saturday, June 6th! Here are all the details, and we would LOVE to meet you, if you’re around!

Additionally, we are BEYOND THRILLED that The Royal We was included on the New York Times‘s summer reading list. This is a huge honor and a complete surprise. We are extremely, extremely excited, and we owe so much of the success of the book to Fug Nation. Thank you all, so very much, for being here.



Royals Round-Up, May 8th, 2015

Well. This was QUITE A WEEK. This week’s slideshow repeats some baby pictures, just because I was out of the office for all of the Debut of Princess Squashyface — er, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana — and I want to do some squeeing and I assume you all want to look at baby pictures again and also I think now that we’ve all recovered from BABY, we can give Wills some props for not wearing giant hideous Dad Jeans; a LOT of Prince Harry, who took his leave of Australia; and a wee bit here and there from the other royals, whom I assume mostly spent the rest of the week reading about Princess Charlotte, as I did. In case you missed all the fuss, Yahoo has video of Wills and Kate popping out with the sprog; you can see Prince George giving us his royal wave at YouTube.

Here on GFY, we were chockablock with ROYAL BABIES. To wit:

Additionally: Heather and I are going to be in Chicago for the Printers Row Lit Fest, and finally we have a time and date for our event! We’ll be chatting with Beth Fenner, Editor-in-Chief of Chicago Magazine, on Saturday, June 6th, at 1pm, about The Royal We, this here blog, and whatever else you want to ask us, after which we will be signing books and chatting you up! We are VERY EXCITED to finally visit Chicago, so please come out and see us! (And it feels especially apt that we’re visiting for this book, given that Bex is a massive Cubs fan.)

And elsewhere, we have SO MUCH TO READ:


Well Played, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

And she is here: Baby Oates Costello Peele Joon Hammerstein Recreation. And she is no more a spare than any of them are. She’s her own person, and even with the tongue-in-cheek Heir and Spare gag, we hope she doesn’t ever feel superfluous — and, indeed, the fact that she’s probably not going to have to wear any hand-me-downs ought to help (unless Sophie Wessex trucks over a bunch of Lady Louise’s things). It’s very exciting. I’d have been THRILLED if George got his own Harry, but the idea of him tugging on his little sister’s pigtails is pretty irresistible too.

Anyway, the UK custom is for healthy moms and babies to be released a bit sooner than over here, but even so, the erstwhile Kate Middleton came out about ten hours after delivering the baby — and had to do it in public, with nary a wince nor a whimper, lest her birth pain become world news. That takes some guts. Hopefully now they can all relax for a bit before the summer Christening, slated to happen before the Queen alights to Balmoral.

If you missed it, here is George’s hospital arrival, and here is Fug Nation’s Speculative Naming Post.*

[*I edited this Monday morning to include Princess Charlotte's actual name, now that we know it. Not that Princess Oates doesn't have a melodious ring to it- J]

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


Well Played, Prince George and Prince William: Visiting The New Baby

This was only the third fourth time George has been photographed on British soil NOT by illicit means, I think: the first was his birth, and the second, at that Polo match where Kate brought him to see William play (and then also the Christening, which is the one I forgot, oops, and apparently I’m also not counting the official family pics… whatever; it’s a rare moment of official SPONTANEITY, is what I mean).

The little dude didn’t disappoint: He is still darling and so serious and snuggly and CHEEKS. His visit was reportedly pretty brief; I’m sure he was like, “PLEASE GIVE IT BACK MUMMY IT’S WRIGGLY WHY IS IT SO LOUD MUMMY AND WILL IT ALWAYS BE SCRUNCHY AND IT HAD BEST NOT TAKE MY TOYS MUMMY WHERE IS MY TEA.”

[Photos: Getty]


Royals Round-Up, May 1, 2015

WHERE IS THAT BABY? At this point, I need Kate to just hold her peace until Tuesday, because I’ve got stuff happening this weekend. In today’s post: Harry looks really hot (he always looks super fit when he’s out running around as a military dude and I APPRECIATE IT), Wills looks like he doesn’t know when the baby is coming either and it’s starting to wear on him, Maxima wears some HATS (including TWO turbans!), and Princess Estelle is still the very cutest.

Here at GFY, in case you missed it, we took a loving look back at Wills and Kate’s wedding. Also, if you have been toying with the idea of getting The Royal We for your e-reader, do it now, because I think they’re going to raise the price. (However, Amazon has LOWERED the price on the hardcover, and I also would suggest that as a lovely gift for the Moms and graduates in your life as we enter Mother’s Day/Graduation time.)



Well Played: The Traditional Wills and Kate Wedding Anniversary Post

I totally wasn’t going to do this post this year but, as I write this, it’s the middle of the night and I thought, “WHY NOT, you foolish girl? Let us relive the magic.”  Sometimes people just like to look at pictures from the Royal Wedding. Especially while we are waiting for the New Royal Baby to make an appearance. And as always, I am happy to direct you to our live-blog of the event itself, wherein Heather and I wore caftans and cried and also I got really irrationally mad at Vera Wang.

Also, given that The Royal We opens on the eve of a royal wedding between a commoner and the dreamy heir to the British throne, it would be insane of me not to remind you that it is currently AVAILABLE for your reading pleasure at ANY NUMBER of book-purveyors and that if you enjoyed looking at these pictures, you’d probably enjoy reading it. And so would your mom, and Mother’s Day is May 10th. Listen, I just want you to be happy.

Magically happy:


So happy you just want to roll your perfect hair around the back of some old sofa:




Hug a prince or a well-coiffed commoner today.