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Royally Played, Prince Harry


Am I just posting this picture of Prince Harry because I think he looks hot in these jeans?

Yes. Good morning to you, too.

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Royally Played: Wills and Kate and Harry at the Commonwealth Games, Part Two


We saw them yesterday, but I must confess I have added ADDITIONAL CANOODLING photos from yesterday to this post, because I want you to be happy. Today, you will also be happy to know that William’s pants are way more reasonable. There is also much brotherly in-fighting and harassment, balls are levitated, Usain Bolt pops up, high-fives are handed out, and Kate is forced to leap over three UNICEF donation cans or they won’t renew her Duchess license next year.

[Photos: Getty, Pacific Coast News]

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Royally Played: Wills, Kate and Harry at the Commonwealth Games


QUICK: What did you think Kate wore to a sporting event? Jeans, a blue blazer, a (very subtly) blue-and-white striped top and great hair? YOU ARE CORRECT.

PS: William’s in The Dreaded Casual Pant.

PPS: Harry’s there, too.

PPPS: There’s minor canoodling.

[Photos: Getty, Splash]

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Royals Round-Up, July 25th, 2014


Of course, the big royals news of the week was Prince George’s birthday, and also of course, we covered the cake out of it:

Other things are afoot, though, and the slideshow is full of them. Letizia and Felipe went to Paris (where she looked fabulous)! Crown Princess Mary looked insanely glam in a caftan and sunglasses! Queen Mathilde of Belgium took on the Giant Hat Duties! The British royals have been cheering enthusiastically at the Commonwealth Games (QE2 appears to be having the best time; Wills and Kate and Harry are going next week, so I assume we’ll see the return of Joyful Victorious Hugs)! LIPSTICK IS APPLIED.

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[Photos: Getty, Jesal/Tanna, Splash News]

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Royally Well-Played: Prince George, THE YEAR ONE


It is his birthday. I can only assume you’ve seen the new photos they’ve released in celebration; here’s the solo shot, and here are the snaps with Kate and William and Butterflies Precariously Clinging to Life In The Face of a Marauding Toddler. With all that new jazz out of the way, let’s take an exhaustive look back at the 3rd in line. NOW, PLEASE. THANK YOU. WHY ISN’T THERE CAKE?

(PS: If you ever find yourself wishing you could look at imperious babies demanding things politely, all of our Prince George coverage lives here.)

[Photos: Getty, Splash, Pacific Coast News]

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Royally Played: Prince George’s First Birthday Official Pics, Part Two


I assume you have already checked out George’s first official pic — if not GO THERE NOW PLEASE — but here are the other two Official Happy First Birthday snaps, in which, among other things, my blistering curiosity about Kate’s green Suzannah dress is finally given¬†some minor satisfaction:

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First: This is all extremely charming and gives me feelings in my heart. Second: Kate is revealing that dress in frustratingly tiny pieces, like a burlesque dancer slowly peeling away the boring bits to get to the exciting part. Kate, stop hiding behind babies and plants like an actress concealing her pregnancy on a 90s sitcom, because you’re making it so hard for us to ogle your outfit! I mean, I guess the outfit is not the point of this particular exercise. But still. As for William: you can tell in Photo Two below that he wore His Hideous Dad Pants to this shoot, so THANK YOU for hiding those, Wills, you truly are a treasure. (I like to think that Kate was like, “ooh, darling, why don’t you stand behind that plant right there? FABULOUS. No, no, don’t move. I will bring the baby to you. I SAID DON’T MOVE.”)

As for baby, well, come on. Who can resist Prince Squashyface McNoodleThighs? He’s at a Butterfly Spectacle! He is a Butterfly Spectacle. Here’s the second shot, which thankfully does at least give me some Forearm (you know my feelings on forearms and babies in the same visual field):

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After this, I can only assume the butterfly was eaten. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND THANK YOU.

[Photos: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Getty Images]

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