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Royally Played, Kate Middleton in Jenny Packham


After months locked in the house, today brings us a Kate twofer. (In case you missed this morning’s McQueen [and/or Wills], I am here for you.) First McQueen, now Jenny Packham — it’s like she’s cycling through her own greatest hits today, to make up for her absence.

I will be interested to get everyone’s take on this dress. I really like aspects of it — the color, the fabulous draping — and I appreciate that it’s DIFFERENT.  From the waist up, I think it’s a total smash. I think the shorter underskirt was perhaps a compromise in the name of modesty that was considered a more interesting and creative choice than just making the slit less aggressive, which I appreciate, and I like that she’s going leggy.  I am not in general a fan of the high/low skirt, so ultimately this might not be my personal number one jam. This whole slideshow is basically my waffling on my feelings, so know that I could probably be talked around, if you want to try. JUST TRY.

PS: ALL HAIL THE OPEN TOED SHOE. Bonus points for fab new jewelry.

[Photos: Getty, Splash]

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Royally Played, Wills and Kate (in McQueen) Welcome the President of Singapore


WELCOME BACK, KATE. (We may see her again later today, as well, as she’s due to go to another event this evening [Not tonight's state dinner. A whole other thing.] I think it’s possible she may not feel up to two events in one day, but I guess we’ll find out.) We’re obviously thrilled she’s back, and we’re also delighted that it appears their baby is officially making its debut in the same month that our royal baby (the new book) is making its debut. We will have so much to talk about. Babies are like books in that sometimes working on creating them makes you want to barf, and you hope everyone loves them when they finally emerge.

Back to the business at hand. Wills and Kate have met today’s visiting dignitaries (the president of Singapore, Tony Tan, and his wife) before, when they were on their Far East tour and swung through Singapore (that blast back to 2012 delights me, as it’s the post in which William appears to be living inside a potted plant.  And not for the last time). This time around, no one has been forced to take shelter in shrubbery. NOT YET. But it appears a new McQueen has been procured, to add to the List of McQueens That I Want. Come take a look.

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]

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Your Afternoon Man: Prince Harry


Two Afternoon Men in a Row! But I could not resist bringing you Prince Harry Takes Part in Sport With Children and Then Visits Some Firemen, with attendant Thumbs Up and Taking of Time Out and FOREARMS.

[Photos: Getty, Splash]

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Royals Round-Up, October 17th 2014


This week, I bring you SO MANY hats, a dash of Wills and Harry (Kate is MAYBE coming to an event on Tuesday if she feels well — man, she’s having a tough time of it — so that will be exciting if it happens), yet more Fabulous Poppy Pictures (I am incapable of resisting the Poppies At the Tower, and this week, QE2 popped by), people drinking, mucho Spanish pomp and circumstance, Beatrice’s boyfriend, coats, and MORE.

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Your Afternoon Man: Prince Harry


It’s been too long.

Prince Harry Attends 100 Women In Hedge Funds Gala Dinner In Aid Of WellChild

I just didn’t think it seemed right to make you wait for Royals Round-Up. ENJOY.

[Photo: Getty]

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Royals Round-Up, October 10th, 2014



This week’s Round-Up brings you ARCHERY and LEOPARD PRINT and FOREARMS and ANGELINA JOLIE and PLASTIC BODIES. Wait, what?

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