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Royals Round-Up, July 2, 2015

Why yes, it IS Thursday. We are kicking off early this week to celebrate the 4th of July holiday (and also because all the celebs have ALSO kicked off early this week and we have nothing to talk about). But never fear! Princess Charlotte’s christening is happening on Sunday (yes, George is scheduled to attend), and I will be back at my desk to cover it here — as well as any potential Royals Wimbledon Appearances (although Wills and Kate aren’t supposed to attend until Wednesday)– so make sure to pop back in before Monday, in between your BBQing and cocktailing and setting off fireworks and swimming and falling in love over potato salad (I decided you’re going to fall in love with someone over potato salad) this weekend. This week’s Royals Round-Up brings you ice cream and maxi-dresses, which also seems seasonally appropriate, but not a ton of actual people, because they’re all holed up in their country houses with a G&T right now.

PS: If you are looking for something to read this long holiday weekend, and you haven’t read THE ROYAL WE yet, here is a gentle suggestion that you take it to the beach/pool/BBQ/silent retreat/family reunion this weekend! (Readers in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, the e-book will finally be available for you as of [I am pretty sure] July 15th!) Also! If you missed it when we posted it originally, here’s the post detailing how we created the alternate universe for the Lyons dynasty to exist whilst not rewriting ALL of British history.

While we wait for all that good stuff to happen, please enjoy:



Royals Round-Up, June 19th, 2015

What a WEEK! We had A LOT of Royal Events this week, and still plenty of stuff you haven’t yet eyeballed in the slideshow. Pour another Pimms and let’s get it on. I bring you turbans and George and tiaras and the deepest Wiki deep-dive ever, which somehow brings us new knowledge about the world’s biggest yachts and also Putin? I don’t know. These things just happen.

Here at GFY:

And elsewhere of interest:



Fugs and Fabs and Royals and Hats: Royal Ascot Ladies Day

Ah, Ladies Day! When Ascot’s Wacky Hats traditionally get the wackiest (and also the setting for one of my favorite lines in The Royal We*). The good news: Both York sisters look very pretty indeed. The bad news: This year, there was sadly no one wearing a topiary of David Beckham’s face on her head. (Maybe next year, Your Majesty.) Just to give you MORE HATS, I’ve tossed in some looks from Days One and Two, as well. TO THE HEADGEAR!

* Speaking of which, we have a post up on our book blog about how we rewrote history to get away from the Windsors and to the Lyons dynasty that you might find interesting, if you’ve read The Royal We. Full family tree and everything!

[Photos: Getty]


Mostly Royally Played: Days One and Two of Royal Ascot

Hats! Horses! Eye-patches! John Goodman? All that, plus Prince Harry got a new waistcoat, which makes me uneasy and confused.

[Photos: Getty]


Royally Played: Polo in the Park With George

Great. Now I need to get THIS Breton top, too. (Additionally, I decided that everyone just had some bad Hollandaise sauce at the pre-Trooping the Colour breakfast yesterday, because everyone seems to be feeling better today for the Traditional Mommy and Me Polo Outing.)

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


Royally Played: The Wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist: The Guests

I would never deny you the various tiaras and ball gowns and fur stoles (????) and random crazy historical scandals of the guests of a royal wedding if I could help it. To Wikipedia!

(PS: In case you missed it, the bride and groom are here.)

[Photos: Getty, JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images]