Fugger: Wills and Kate

Who Played It Better: Holland Roden v. Kate Middleton

Sorry to be dipping back into the Emmys well, but eagle-eyed Fug National Esther pointed out that Holland Roden sported a dress at an Emmys post-party that looks rather similar to a fairly famous dress previously seen on the Duchess of Cambridge, and I thought you might enjoy a Sleepy Friday Compare and Contrast. And by “you,” I mean Kate herself, who I assume is reading this right now whilst on vacation, muttering around a mouthful of takeaway while William tries to keep George from falling into the loch.

I'm not seriously putting this up to a vote.

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Royals Round-Up, August 22, 2014

Have you been wondering what the royals of the world are up to? Let me tell you: NOTHING. Well, that’s not totally accurate. They’re all on vacation and none of them are leaving the house, so we are free to IMAGINE what they are doing, and obviously I have done so. In my mind, Wills and Kate have taken George to Balmoral (this part is actually true, I believe) where he has destroyed nearly every one of the Queen’s priceless Faberge eggs in his unsteady reign of toddler terror, and where Kate is despairing of ever getting to catch up on her backlog of Tatler. Charles and Camilla are knee-deep in a lengthy, summer-long gin rummy tournament, the loser of which is forced to refer to the winner as My Supreme Kissyface, in public, for the rest of the year. Anne has the groundskeeper tied up in a shed and is “questioning” him vigorously. Harry stayed home and is currently trying to figure out how to get a really shocking amount of Pimm’s out of his grandmother’s rug. In Spain, Letizia and Felipe are currently arm-wrestling (the winner gets Majorca), and over in Monaco, Sven is trying to figure out how to smuggle Charlene out of the country before the baby comes, while Charlene is researching poisons…just in case. Maxima is learning how to construct her own crazy hats, and Crown Princess Mary…hey, I have pictures of Crown Princess Mary! We KNOW what CPM was up to. THANK YOU, CROWN PRINCESS MARY. Because it’s so boring this week, I’ve thrown together The Greatest Hits Of Royals Outings This Summer. Hats! Abs! David Beckham! Wills in a scuba suit! Goats! Children! Ceremony! EDWINA! (Don’t ask me what I’m going to do next week. I’ll worry about that next week.)

NOTE: Some of these photos might pop up weirdly sized for you — that’s because of our new slideshow functionality. It will be fixed!


[Phot0s: Getty, AKM/GSI, Splash, Fame/Flynet, Pacific Coast News]


Royals Round-Up, August 8th, 2014

In the slideshow, I bring you extra snaps from Wills, Kate, and Harry’s outings this week, lots of other WWI ceremonial events, Crown Princess Mary on a horse (they’re on vacation, and as ever, several of their snaps are embargoed for longer than I would like; I swear I am not trying to keep CPM from you, I am merely trying not to be sued), THE RETURN OF SADFACE CHARLENE, QE2 eyeballing some Men in Kilts, a peek of her Balmoral living room, and King Felipe in saucy white jeans squiring Letizia in some super sassy pants. AND MORE.

ICYMI here on GFY this week:

Interesting and intriguing items elsewhere include:

[Photos: Getty, AKM/GSI, Vantagenews.co.uk, Pacific Coast News, Splash, Fame/Flynet]


Royally Well Replayed: Wills and Kate and Harry at the Tower of London

This is the second half of the World War I centenary events (these three went to Belgium yesterday; also, there was much pointing, and I hope Harry at least got to have some beer), and everyone is wearing stuff we’ve already seen them in (Harry wears this tie a lot). That being said, today the trio is at the Tower of London and (a) no one, it seems, was locked in, which is always a plus, and (b) the art installation of ceramic poppies they they’re at the Tower to open is spectacular. Per the Tower of London’s official site, “created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies will progressively fill the Tower’s famous moat over the summer. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.” They’re also very photogenic.

[Photos: Splash, Fame/Flynet, AKM/GSI (xposurephotos.com), John Stillwell/PA Wire]


Royally Played: Wills, Kate and Harry Pointing at Things in Belgium

We covered this event earlier, and I promised that I would not be derelict nor derelicte in my duties in showing you the rest of the day’s goings-on, if people changed. Well, the only person who changed was Harry — out of his uniform, and into this suit. But who I am to deny you a suit, especially given that I am publishing this post randomly in the middle of the night when I am supposed to be working on other stuff? Because it seems like a portion of events involved People Pointing Indiscriminately At Things, and you know how I feel about pointing.

[Photos: Pacific Coast News]


Royally Played: Wills and Kate and Harry at the World War I Centenary in Belgium

With bonus appearances from the Belgian royals, of course, given that they’re hosting these particular events marking the beginning of World War I.  The truth is that Queen Mathilde looks fab and I think Kate only looks fine. Whereas Harry looks foine whilst he scampers about another part of Belgium, so everything evens out for the Brits. (William is wearing metallic capri-length leggings and yet another sweater with a cat on it, so whoever had that in Royals Bingo, mark your playing card.)

[Programming note: The three of them are reuniting for an evening event, and I will not be derelict (nor derelicte) in my duty to bring that to you later if clothes are changed.]

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