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Happy Birthday, Prince George!


Happy second birthday, Prince Squishy McAllCaps, Duke of Muffins, Earl of Mischief,  Baron Sweetcheeks. What better way to celebrate the birthday of a small, charismatic child we don’t personally know (AS FAR AS I AM AWARE) than a giant slideshow of Greatest Hits? Well, maybe cake. But I don’t know where to send you baked goods right now. (PS: if you missed it, Kensington Palace released a new picture of wee HRH yesterday.)

(PPS: If you have oodles of time to devote to this topic and YOU MIGHT, all of George can be found here.)

(PPPS: You probably already know this, but because sometimes people only pop by for George: If you live somewhere other than the United States or Canada, and you wanted to read The Royal We on e-book but were previously thwarted, AT LAST it’s out all over the place on Kindle and iBooks and whatnot, in many many many many countries, from the Netherlands to India to Australia to the UK, and one of which may well be yours. Happy reading!)

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Royally Played, Prince George


In honor of Prince Squirmy Monkey turning two tomorrow, the palace has — as you can see! — released a new Testino pic via their Instagram:

Look who’s turning two tomorrow! #HappyBirthdayPrinceGeorge

A photo posted by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal) on

“HELLO, MISTER TESTINO. YOU SEEM LIKE A LOVELY PERSON WITH ALL SORTS OF INTERESTING GADGETS. SO WHY DON’T YOU HOLD ME FOR A WHILE AND ALSO GIVE ME THAT SHINY EXPENSIVE CLICKY THING IN YOUR HAND THAT YOU KEEP POINTING AT ME SO I CAN FIGURE OUT HOW IT WORKS AND ALSO MAYBE SMASH IT. DADDY, PLEASE GIVE ME TO MR TESTINO NOW SO THAT I CAN HAVE A LOUD ADVENTURE. LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT MY CHEEKY SMILE! DON’T I SEEM TRUSTWORTHY? OF COURSE I DO. NOW PLEASE HAND ME OVER. THANK YOU.”

[Photos: Kensington Palace/Mario Testino)

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Royals Round-Up, July 17th, 2015


First off, big news: The Royal We is now available in English in e-book form in many many MANY MANY countries, one of which is probably yours! It’s on e-book in Australia and New Zealand and the UK and Germany and France and Spain and Brazil and India and LOTS of places, as of Wednesday. And, in most of these places, it’s currently on massive (massive) sale, so snap it up while you can — it should be on all platforms that you use for your e-book reading, from Kindle to Kobo, but here are the Amazon links for those of you in the countries where GFY has the most readers, just for ease of use:

And now, onto the business at hand! In this week’s slideshow, first of all, Princess Estelle is adorable. Second, Princess Charlene has never seemed so happy. Finally, Letizia looks awesome in sunglasses. Plus Wills starts his new job, and other stuff.

Elsewhere for your Reading Pleasure:

 

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Royals Round-Up, July 10th, 2015


This is a nice, juicy Royals Round-Up for your Friday, complete with leftover bits and bobs from Charlotte’s Christening and Wimbledon, drinking, darts, tiaras, and a TINY PIGLET. (An actual piglet. That was not a euphemism.)

Here are GFY this week, we:

Elsewhere!

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Royally Played: Princess Charlotte’s Christening Photos


Is it terrible that the second thing I thought when I saw these photos — after, “wow, these are really great!” — was, “Mario Testino is so good at artfully cropping William’s bald spot to his best advantage”? But he is, you guys, and that’s a very valuable skill.

[Photos: Getty, Mario Testino]

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Royally Played: Wills and Kate at Wimbledon


In which sunglasses are worn, a new red L.K. Bennett is debuted, and we all learn that Kate got a haircut. (Sometimes, when you’re home at your summer pile with two small children and you get tired of gardening, you think to yourself, “You know what I need? I need layers.”)

[Photos: Getty]

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