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Royals Round-Up, November 21, 2014


This Royals Round-Up is extremely Harry heavy. It has white polo pants and SWORD-FIGHTING and also kissing. (The kissing, however, involves Prince Albert. I just wanted to be upfront with you.)

In Case You Missed It! Kate left the house this week and, as often is the case with her cocktail party wear, I made some perplexed faces. I get that cocktail wear is sort of a weird nether world between the Day Dress (which she generally nails) and Formal Wear (also many successful outings), but I have hope that this can be perfected eventually.

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[Photos: Getty, Splash, Fame/Flynet]

 

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Royally Played: Kate Middleton in Jenny Packham and Hobbs


Heather and I were joking earlier today that Kate’s homework for the next six months is to figure out why her cocktail looks sometimes swing a wee bit random. This isn’t aggressively terrible — obviously — but it’s maybe a little cobbled together? That skirt is Jenny Packham, and I REALLY wish she’d worn the entire Jenny Packham outfit as shown on the runway, instead of just the skirt. Look at how great it is! It’s SO GREAT. It would have been a SMASH. I wonder if the top there is on the cropped side and maybe it didn’t fit? Maybe George poured an entire bowl of mac and cheese on it right before she left their apartments. Maybe William accidentally set it on fire when he was traipsing about the house, lighting the many candelabra which illuminate their home at all times (I assume). It’s SO PRETTY, though, that the Hobbs top she wore instead feels like a bit of a letdown.  Sorry, Hobbs. I say this as a woman who LOVES A POLKA DOT. You would be adorable with, like, black cigarette pants.

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[Photos: Getty, Splash]

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Royals Round-Up, November 14, 2014


This Royals Round-Up has EVERYTHING! Loads of formerly embargoed pictures of Crown Princess Mary looking like a boss! Prince Harry in SO MANY UNIFORMS! Sequins on QE2! Extra Wills and Kate! Coats!

In case you missed it, we had lots of Hot Royals Action around these parts this week:

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Royally Played: Wills and Kate at the Royal Variety Perfomance


This is a new dress on Kate — it’s this Diane von Furstenberg — and I am beginning to think she feels about black/navy lace evening gowns the way we both feel about sailor-striped shirts: That they’re IRRESISTIBLE. Because this new dress reminds me a wee bit of this old dress (although not as much in actual fact as in my memory). That’s not a complaint. While no black evening gown will ever reach the heights of THIS black evening gown, we are in a different time (and she is in a temporarily different body) and I think she looks great in this. I also know a lot of you are very pleased about the up-do, and frankly, so am I. Let’s examine all of this far more closely.

[Photos: Splash, Yui Mok/PA Wire]

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Royally Played, Kate Middleton in Goat (Sadly, not WITH Goat)


Last time she went to this event, she played volleyball in giant wedges. Last time she wore this designer, a little girl gave her a painting. This outing had neither wicked volleyball spikes NOR adorable artwork from talented children, but it did have new boots and lots of athletes and I like both of those things.

[Photos: Getty, Splash]

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Royally Played: The (Somber) Hats of Remembrance Day


Sunday is Remembrance Day in the UK,* and there was naturally much ceremony (apparently, the Queen got a round of applause, presumably at least in part because there was a foiled alleged assassination attempt this week and everyone was on high alert at this event as well). Let us look at the (appropriately) very serious hats, and also at some poppies, because I am obsessed with that Tower Poppies exhibit — which is apparently going to go on tour.  No Prince Harry today as he went to Afghanistan to observe with British troops, which is an excellent excuse for being absent indeed.

*We here in the United States, of course, observe Veteran’s Day on Tuesday. GFY is not taking a long weekend, so please drop by as usual.

[Photos: Splash, Getty]

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