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Well Played: Kate, Wills, and George’s Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, Day Eight


Today, Wills and Kate went to Christchurch for a memorial service in honor of the victims of the devastating earthquake the region suffered in 2011 (and from which it is still recovering, from what I understand), then to open the Visitors Center, then to play some cricket, then to lunch at the Wigram Air Force Museum, where they also unveiled a memorial. This trip has had MANY an unveiling. Unlike yesterday, which brought FOUR COSTUME CHANGES and so much canoodling, today we had but one ensemble, but also people trying to whack balls with cricket bats.

With that, here are your Kate Credits: The suit is Luisa Spagnoli (which, according to What Would Kate Do, she also sported when they signed the book of condolence for Christchurch in 2011, which I have to believe was an intentional choice), the bag is her trusty Mulberry clutch and she’s also wearing her Episode heels, I THINK, which she also wears ALL THE TIME, so they must be comfy. (Do I need some?!? No, Jessica, my god. Get a grip, woman. You have got to get a grip. Also, I don’t think they’re for sale anymore. Which is good. For me. Although she has several other similar…no. I must be strong!)  As for W, William is in…A BLUE SUIT I KNOW SIT DOWN I AM STUNNED ALSO. Well, why mess with what works?

These two have tomorrow off, which means that sadly I will not be updating you in the middle of the night — I actually secretly enjoy getting to update you in the middle of the night, and not only because it means I get to chat with our readers on the other side of the world more than usual — but we’re back on the next day for MORE SHENANIGANS.

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Well Played: Kate, Wills, and George’s Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, Day Seven


There was a plethora of activities on the Wills And Kate New Zealand Tour of Many Delights And Wardrobe Changes today: Church! Children’s Tag Rugby! Wine-tasting! Getting on and off planes! White-water rafting of a sort! All of this AND loads of speculation because William made an off-hand comment that could have been interpreted as implying they were going to have another baby soon. I told you they loved New Zealand.  (I seriously just think he said that because they are all loved up right now, as you will soon see in this slideshow, if he even said it as reported. Even the Daily Mail doesn’t think she’s pregnant right this second — she did taste some wine, and got on this crazy white-water rafty thing, and as we’ve been yapping here for months, it seems highly unlikely she’s get pregnant before a trip as exhausting and wine-taste-y and raft-y as this one. But Twitter was atwitter, which is always fun. We love speculation! Also royal babies.)

Anyhoooooodle, they kicked the day off going to Palm Sunday services, then coached kids tag rugby, where William’s team won — avenging his brutal yacht loss, presumably — and then they jetted off to drink wine and white-water-raft (kind of, it was like a….Speedboat Extreme and it looked both totally fun and somewhat ridiculous, and holy god Queenstown is SO PRETTY, I want to go to there). There were a variety of wardrobe changes, and also sunglasses and hats and gowns and jeans and life-jackets and an excess of gazing at one another, so strap in because this thing has, like, everything you like.

Finally, as always, you can find complete coverage of the tour here.

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Well Played: Kate, Wills, and George’s Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, Day Six


There was A LOT on the docket today: Kate visited a children’s hospice, William went to an aerospace something or other (technically, it was the aircraft manufacturer Pacific Aerospace), they both went to visit Cambridge (appropriate; and per Twitter, there are 18,000 residents of Cambridge, NZ and a crowd of 15,000. As Cambridge Watch put it on Twitter, “those other 3000 people are no fun”) where roses were laid at memorials, and then they went and hung out with some Olympians and opened the Avantidrome. I wonder if everyone reminisced about the London Olympics and how fun they were and how everyone at those Olympics had such amazing abs….

Where were we? Ah, yes! Big day for Wills and Kate but no wardrobe change — and no George, who I don’t think we’re going to see until they get to Australia, maybe, so at least a few more days…I think. (Tomorrow is even busier and involves a Maori welcome and wine-tasting and rugby and white-water rafting, which is actually also all of what I have on my sked tomorrow as well.) At any rate, let’s eyeball them. I hope it goes without saying that I like her green Erdem coat VERY MUCH. She told someone that William thought it was “a bit bright,” but I am pleased that she clearly was like, “yes,  and you own 45 identical blue suits,” and wore it anyway. (I can’t see what she’s got on underneath — there was serious discussion on Twitter, and we finally decided it was probably old tee shirts of W’s — but I guess we were wrong, as I read on Kate Middleton Style that it’s this fabulous dress by Susannah which now I also covet. So. Yeah. This tour is really, really bad for my budget.)

You should know that as always I picked the photos where (a) you can best see her outfit, and  (b) they’re cute with each other. Let’s not pretend we don’t care about that.

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Well Played: Kate, Wills, and George’s Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, Day Five


In which Kate’s yacht beats William’s yacht two races in a row. (He beat her in the boat race during the Canadian trip, so now they’re even.) They both look very CLASSICALLY them — if you were going as Kate for Halloween (and you should and then send us pictures), you could totally wear skinny jeans, a blue and white striped top, and a blazer, and you’d be bang on. He is in blue as ever, and the same belt (I think) he wore when they introduced us to George. See, William, I pay attention to you, too.

This post, in other words, is basically sunglasses and waving and sailing and thumbs up.

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Well Played: Kate, Wills, and George’s Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, Day Four


And this was the post where I accidentally fell sleep before the late night round of photos came in, and woke up with a start around 1 a.m. with all the lights on in my bedroom and no idea what was even happening with my life/choices. The all-hours Royals updates of the last couple of nights have not been a trial whatsoever because I am (a) a total night owl and (b) often up late working on the book and whatnot anyway, but tonight I just conked out. ANYWAY. WE’RE AWAKE NOW. WE’RE ALL AWAKE NOW.  This is a state reception where William is unveiling a new portrait of the Queen (there’s actually video of the event here; he gives a speech and all whatnot, rather than just going, “Yo, here’s a new painting of my grandma, see y’all later”), and I appreciate that Kate brought out the custom Jenny Packham for us (a better call than this bottomless Packham frock, I guess).

I believe that next up is A Yacht Race, which is actually how Heather and I settle all our arguments here at GFY HQ, so I’m looking extra forward to it.

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Well Played: Kate, Wills, and George’s Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, Day Four


No Bonnie Prince Georgie at this event, perhaps because laying a wreath at a war memorial is not exactly an appropriate occasion for a baby, even if he is a completely adorable little noodle. These two are also off to a fancy reception later tonight (which might be tomorrow for those in the US — let me tell you, I have done more math figuring out what time it’s going to be here in Los Angeles when things happen in New Zealand this week than I ever could have anticipated, and I have screwed it up several times) and that will get its own post, because SURELY it will have GOWNS.

Here, Kate’s in bespoke McQueen and as is true for all her McQueen coats, I love it. I want to take all her McQueen coats and wear them all at once, a la Joey putting on all of Chandler’s clothes. “Could I be wearing any more of your coats?”

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