Fugger: Wills and Kate

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]


Royals Round-Up, June 19th, 2015

What a WEEK! We had A LOT of Royal Events this week, and still plenty of stuff you haven’t yet eyeballed in the slideshow. Pour another Pimms and let’s get it on. I bring you turbans and George and tiaras and the deepest Wiki deep-dive ever, which somehow brings us new knowledge about the world’s biggest yachts and also Putin? I don’t know. These things just happen.

Here at GFY:

And elsewhere of interest:



Royally Played: Polo in the Park With George

Great. Now I need to get THIS Breton top, too. (Additionally, I decided that everyone just had some bad Hollandaise sauce at the pre-Trooping the Colour breakfast yesterday, because everyone seems to be feeling better today for the Traditional Mommy and Me Polo Outing.)

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


Royally Played: Trooping The Colour 2015

WELCOME BACK, KATE. I’ve missed you, and I am sorry to have to inform you that, in the haze of having two wee children, you may not have noticed that you put a satellite dish on your head. Speaking of those two small children, I am DELIGHTED that this post brings you George, who LOVES Trooping the Colour and is having the best day. He’s also wearing his Dad’s own old Trooping The Colour outfit, which is extremely cute. Thank you for the intel, Kensington Palace Twitter:

Click through to see all the rest, including a continued adherence to beige from Eugenie.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet, Getty]


Royals Round-Up, June 5th, 2015

Oh, this is one juicy Royals Round-Up! I bring you SO MUCH polo, plus TIARAS! And bums! A VERY chic Letizia. And JOAN COLLINS. All that being said: Although Maxima and W-A are here in the US currently,  they haven’t been well-covered by US media — Getty Images, our primary photo provider (and, by far, the largest one in the world) didn’t seem to send out a photographer, so I have very few shots of them, unfortunately. I’m bringing you what I’ve got, though, and they will be well covered in the links. I know some of you saw her/shook her hand/attended some of their events, so please give us the scoop in the comments!

A reminder: We’re appearing at the Printer’s Row Lit Fest tomorrow — Saturday –at 1pm,  chatting with Elizabeth Fenner, Editor-in-Chief of Chicago Magazine.  Tickets are required for all parts of the event, even the signing (contrary to earlier intel; we hugely apologize for any confusion) and they are $2. You can buy them here, although they may be sold out at this point: https://www.tribtix.com/e/printers-row-lit-fest-pass-event-go-fug/tickets   That said: no-show seats become first-come, first-served, 15 minutes prior to the chat beginning, so if you find yourself in the area at 12:45 with some time to kill, pop on by and see what happens! We can’t wait to meet you!

And elsewhere:

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


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.