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Royals Round-Up, April 17th, 2015


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Royals Round-Up, April 10, 2015

Don’t look so baleful, Harry. We love you. Also in this week’s post: MANY Easter ensembles and one very fancy desk.

Here at GFY, we more fully covered Harry’s arrival for his month in Australia here.

We also have a tremendously exciting royal week on a personal front in that our novel, The Royal We, is finally in stores and online and ready for you to read! It’s even a pick in this week’s People magazine, which is basically the most exciting thing that ever happened to me.  Actually, that’s not true: The most exciting part is getting to talk to you guys about the book in a real and non-theoretical way. Heather and I have been living with Nick and Bex for over a year and a half now, and we’re SO EXCITED that you guys know them now, too. Thank you all so much for all your amazing support of us, and of the book. I honestly can’t thank you enough.

Mushy bit aside, time for our bits and pieces around the internet:


Your Morning Man: Prince Harry (Plus a Reminder About Tonight’s Event)

This feels so very timely.  First, this is a handy and awesome excuse to eyeball Prince Harry,  as he heads off on a month-long military posting to Australia (Australian Fug Nationals, we expect a full report) and trots about in his uniform. Second, this is a wonderful and thematic occasion for me to remind you that our new book, The Royal We, came out on Tuesday, and you CAN and honestly, probably SHOULD buy it, for your own happiness. It may have a ginger rogue of a younger brother named Freddie? But I promise nothing.  And third, a reminder for Fug Nationals in Washington, DC, we are signing copies of The Royal We at Kramerbooks at 6:30 TONIGHT! (Thursday). That is located at:

1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

FYI, Seating at Kramerbooks is going to be limited, but there will be plenty of standing room (and we won’t drone on forever, don’t worry). If you require wheelchair accessible seating or require a reserved seat, please email Sarah at Sarah@kramers.com and one will be happily reserved for you! Additionally, from Sarah: Numbered signing line tickets can be picked up at the bookstore cash register on the day of the event beginning at 5:30pm. Purchase is NOT required to receive a signing line ticket, but we appreciate and encourage you to purchase a copy of THE ROYAL WE from Kramerbooks.” Please know that Heather and I are going to sign every single book and are happy to take pictures, as well. (The pics from Tuesday’s event at Book Culture are awesome.) See you guys tonight!


Royals Round-Up, April 3 2015

Princess Anne has NEVER looked more like a detective than she does this week. Also: LLAMAS! Sheep races? KISSING! Karl Lagerfeld!

And before I take us on our traditional trot around the internet, a reminder that our book, The Royal We, comes out THIS UPCOMING TUESDAY (although if you are in Canada, it’s on shelves in certain Chapters right now [EDITED: We've been told that Canada has pulled the books from the shelves and are now holding them until Tuesday, when they are officially on sale, so don't go in this weekend looking for the book. Canada has been exciting on this front this week!] We are so so excited for you to FINALLY get to read it, and we hope that you love it. We can’t wait for you to meet Nick and Bex. And Freddie. Definitely Freddie.  In aid of the book, we are doing some signings this upcoming week and we’d love to meet you.

You can come out and say hello:

Tuesday, APRIL 7: NEW YORK, NY

Book Culture on Columbus, 7 p.m.

450 Columbus Avenue (between 81st and 82nd)
New York, NY, 10024

For more details and to RSVP (totally optional, but helpful), click here.


Kramerbooks, 6:30 p.m. (They have a bar on the premises!!)

1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

For more details, and to RSVP (again, optional, but helpful), click here. Seating at Kramerbooks is going to be limited, but there will be plenty of standing room (and we won’t drone on forever, don’t worry). If you require wheelchair accessible seating or require a reserved seat, please contact Sarah at Sarah@kramers.com and one will be happily reserved for you!

We have other events coming up later in Los Angeles and Chicago, and those deets are here at our Events and Signings page. Put on your fascinators and come on by!

And now, back to your regularly scheduled goodness elsewhere:


Royals Round-Up, March 27th, 2015

We had an outing from Kate and Wills earlier today, which you can find in all its glory here. But that doesn’t mean this post isn’t full of STUFF. We’ve got everything from dead kings interred somewhere more appropriate than a car park to Harry at a rugby match to Maxima very seriously painting a wall to Eggs Benedict Cucumber Sandwich to Joan Collins.

Elsewhere on GFY, if you haven’t entered our final giveaway of The Royal We, you must! The contest is open to everyone, and in addition to a signed copy of The Royal We, we are giving away all kinds of goodies.

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[Photos: Getty, Koen van Weel/AFP/Getty Images, LISELOTTE SABROE/AFP/Getty]



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!)

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]