Fugger: Wills and Kate

Royally Played, Wills and Kate (in Mulberry)

First of all, I love this pink on Kate; I loved this coat the first time she wore it. As I mentioned then,  it reminds me of the time a Drunk Keifer Sutherland complimented my own hot pink coat. So, I guess in this scenario, I AM DRUNK KEIFER SUTHERLAND. Hold the phone for a moment while I go politely tackle a Christmas tree.

Okay, I’m back. I also enjoy how everyone (in the press, not here) is going to be like IT MUST BE A GIRL over this coat, even though Kate’s running pretty even in the Pink v. Blue Coat as Predictor of Baby Gender Sweepstakes and also I am pretty sure Kate isn’t trying to send any of us subliminal messages through her clothing. (Is she? If she is, I suspect the main message is, “buy another Breton tee, Jessica,” and I have got that one down.)  Anyway, re: baby gender, the official story is that she and Wills don’t even know, and I buy that, because that way you’d be WAY less likely to accidentally spill the beans to your green grocer or whatever. (I DO however think it’s a girl and my choice of name has been Alice FOR MONTHS NOW and I can’t WAIT to be right. I’m going to be SO annoying about it. That said, if it IS a boy, that’s also lovely because yay babies.)

PS: While I’ve got you here, an audience for whom this is hopefully of interest, you are probably aware of this, but The Royal We finally comes out a week from Tuesday, and we’re doing a giveaway right now that you might want to enter! (BookPage just said, “readers should prepare to lose their hearts to The Royal We,a loving satire that is scandalously funny and wonderfully romantic,” if that sways you one way or the other. To the coats!)

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Royals Round-Up, March 20, 2015

LOTS to cover this week! Harry and Wills and Kate all had outings, Princess Beatrice left the house, CPM and CPF were hanging out with Maxima and W-A, with MANY HATS and TIARAS,  after which W-A and Maxima popped over to Germany to wear wacky glasses, and Chaz and Cammy are here in the United States. We made Charles bowl.

Here on GFY this week, we brought you the following:

ALSO! We added a new event in our book tour (it’s not REALLY a tour since it’s not going too many places; we wish we could come out and meet you all, but it’s all dependent on where our publisher would like to send us, basically). We will be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, on SUNDAY, April 19th, at 1:30pm. Our panel is called Fiction: Famous By Association, with a signing to follow It’s moderated by Heather Havrilesky, and the other panelists are Christopher Noxon and Shanna Mahin. (Tickets are required for this event, and we will post a link when they’re available; they’re only $1.)  You can always get more info on our events on our Events and Signing page here. (We’re also coming to NYC on April 7th, and DC on April 9th. Please come out and say hi!)

We’re also delighted to note that The Royal We was named to the 2015 Library Reads list for April (they kindly used the words “delightful,” “pure fun,” and “perfect,” for which we are very grateful) and that we were lucky enough to get a starred review from Library Journal, who said we “hit all the right notes in this funny, smart, emotional tale.” Librarians, we love you now more than ever, and we already loved you quite a lot.  The book comes out April 7th, as you SURELY know by now, and of course you can always pre-order.

ENOUGH of that, and thank you for your patience as I bang on about the book. Let’s go somewhere else now:




Royally Played: The Duchess of Cambridge in Asos (with Bonus Harry)

I must be honest: I LOVE THIS and although it is in fact a maternity dress, I would totally wear it. Like Kate, I cannot resist a polka dot. (Nor can I resist Harry, which is why I tossed him in at the back of this slideshow rather than make you wait for Royals Round-Up on Friday. Don’t say I never did anything nice for you.)

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Reasonably Played: The Duchess of Cambridge in Catherine Walker at the Irish Guards St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Last year, Duchess Kate recycled a frugal Hobbs coat for this event, having been fresh off a seemingly frivolous trip to the Maldives that had raised some eyebrows. Today she wore something new – a bespoke Catherine Walker — for the St. Patrick’s Day parade at Mons Barracks, and while I understand one can’t always indulge the temptation to wear green on that kind of occasion, I do prefer the 2014 model to this muddy brown look. That at least felt like a taste of spring. Still, it’s not an unattractive cut, and Wills wore the Irish Guards uniform, which is always a treat. Let’s dive in and discuss.

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Royals Round-Up, March 13, 2015

Lots to cover this week here at GFY. BUT FIRST! Big news: We are taking The Royal We on the road:

We will be in New York City at Book Culture on Tuesday, April 7th, at 7pm. For more information, and to RSVP (not required, but helpful for the book store and us!) please go here.

We will be in Washington, DC at Kramerbooks on Thursday, April 9th, at 6:30pm. For more information, and to RSVP (again, not required, but helpful for the book store and us!) please go here.

We will doing readings/Q&A/signings at both and WE CANNOT WAIT TO MEET YOU.  As always, this information also lives on our Events Page, and you can ALWAYS ask us what’s up on Twitter/Facebook/email/here. We will have a couple more events to announce in the forthcoming weeks, as well, so please stay tuned! I also feel like this crowd in particular will be pleased to know that I am considering wearing my White Zimmerman Kate Dress to one of these events. It just feels RIGHT.

Earlier this week at GFY, we had LOADS of Kate and a dash of Wills and some other people, namely:

Wills and Kate popped out to Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey (or, as they call themselves on Twitter [I am not kidding], Wabbey) and we weren’t super into her outfit. In fact, I wished she’d worn….

THE OUTFIT SHE WORE THE VERY NEXT DAY.  Apparently, I’m magic now.

– Real magic, however, happened when Kate visited Downton Abbey

– And earlier today, Wills and Kate and a variety of senior royals went to St Paul’s for a service commemorating those who served in Afghanistan.

– ANNNND also earlier today, Princess Beatrice and Cressy both popped out to the V&A for a spot of McQueen.

And elsewhere:

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


Royally Played: Kate and Wills and Harry (and others)

This was a Service of Commemoration for troops which served in Afghanistan, held at St Paul’s, and as such, military uniforms were involved. I am not complaining. I am also sure that certain members of Fug Nation will be delighted to welcome Prince Harry back into the fold. Others will simply be pleased to see that Princess Anne is wearing a very noteworthy military lid. All that awaits you within.

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