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Royally Played: Prince George


Apparently, today was Prince Curlyhead Backpack’s first day of pre-school, and rather than invite the press (which was done for Wills and Harry; look at how insane William’s first day of school was), Kate just emailed the pics of their morning to everyone after they picked him up:

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The look on his face is very “MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.” I admit to being annoyed that she didn’t take one of him standing on the front stoop holding a chalkboard that reads PRESCHOOL on it, while Charlotte sits half-out of frame, chewing on something thoughtfully, and the dog looks confused –  guys, I sincerely love the first day of school on Facebook — but I’ll accept this photo of him pointing at a mural as a substitute.

Prince George attends nursery school

“MOTHER, THIS INSTITUTION PROMISES THAT I SHALL BE ALLOWED TO READ A BOOK INSIDE A TEEPEE. OR IS THAT A YURT? REGARDLESS, I MUST GO INSIDE IMMEDIATELY AND INVESTIGATE. GOODBYE FOREVER. ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT I LOVED YOU. TELL CHARLOTTE NOT TO TOUCH MY STUFF.”

[Photos: Getty]

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2015: Royals Round-Up Round-Up: Everyone Else


We covered the Cambridges. We tackled Harry, sadly not literally. And now, a look back at the some of the best of the rest of the royals in 2015. (As ever, this is definitely NOT exhaustive – I wrote 50 Royals Round-Ups this year, so that would be impossible. This thing is already enormous.) As ever, I bring you tiaras! Brides! Babies!

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2015: Your Year In Prince Harry


These are NOT in chronological order — although every single one of them happened in 2015 — because, let’s get real. You don’t care about boring details like dates! Bring on the Harry!

PS: This was also the year we got to write If Prince Harry Were Your Boyfriend, for The Toast, which…let’s face it, we were always meant to do.

[Photos: Getty, Splash, AKM/GSI, Fame/Flynet]

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2015: The Best of Wills and Kate and George and Charlotte


Please, join me as we take a look back at the Year in Cambridges. (This isn’t everything, not by any means — just moments I thought you might enjoy revisiting/loads of baby shenanigans. Seriously: If you like pictures of other people’s babies, I am here for you. [And if you want to do a deep, deep, deep dive, Wills & Kate's entire archive lives here and it is many, many pages. I left a lot of stuff out this year! Must make room for babies!])

PS: Harry makes a cameo here, but don’t fret: He’s getting an entire retrospective of his own tomorrow. SO MANY WHITE POLO PANTS.

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Royally Played: QE2 Drags Everyone To Church


I finally realized why I like these hats on Kate so much, recently: She HAS to pin her bangs back underneath them. I read a very amusing story (surely fictional in terms of sources but possibly not emotionally) over the break that posited that she regrets them; we have all been there.

NOTE: I also threw a photo of Princess Anne from Christmas in here; I don’t know how I missed her except for that I was zonked out when I was working Christmas night. FORGIVE ME. (In case you, too, were zonked out on Christmas and missed it, that post is there. No hand-holding, but ample princes in shorts.)

[Photos: Getty]

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Royally Played: The Annual British Christmas Stroll Plus Dirty Soccer


NO HAND-HOLDING? I quit!

PS: Merry Christmas!

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Royals Round-Up, December 18th, 2015


And we’re almost at our final Royals Round-Up of this year, because next Friday is, of course, Christmas! I’m going to do a mini Royals Round-Up on Wednesday, if there is anything to cover, and we’ve got LOADS of royals coverage in our year-end posts – I am bringing you more Harry than you can handle — and of course I’ll be covering the Annual Sandringham Hand-Holding on Christmas day, so don’t be a stranger over the next two weeks. THIS week, however, brings us a turban, and the first sighting of Princes Harry and George in the same location. FINALLY, we know for sure they are not the same person.

In case you missed the action here on GFY this week, Kate re-wore my favorite of her red McQueens for a charity event on Tuesday.

And for your reading interests elsewhere:

– BIG thanks to Bustle, for quoting me in their exploration of the many reasons why this Harry And Pippa Are Dating story is BS.

– I LOVE newsreel footage, and The Court Jeweller has some from King George VI’s 1937 coronation.

– Order of Splendor has a huge post on all of last week’s Nobel shenanigangs, including snaps I couldn’t get for our use. Tiaras!

Hello! explores how Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden takes style inspiration from Kate. (Or, more likely, how there are only a finite number of maternity lines that provide clothing suitable for a woman in their position.)

– This holiday video featuring Princess Estelle is ADORABLE even though I have no idea what anyone is saying or what is even happening.

– They also run down What’s in store for the Cambridges this Christmas? (Christmas is a VERY big plot point in The Royal We so some of these details will be familiar to you, if you read it.) They also run a similar piece in which they note that, one year, a staffer accidentally fell into the tree.  COULD YOU DIE?

– This is clever, at The New Yorker: Ask King Richard III: A Political Advice Column

– This is a heart-warming story via ITV, which proves that QE2 really does read her Christmas cards.

People examines Three Sweet (and Stylish!) Ways Kate Paid Tribute to Diana This Week

– Also at People, George is getting ready to go to nursery school. THEY GROW UP SO FAST.

[Photos: Getty, ASERUD, LISE/AFP/Getty Images, REMKO DE WAAL/AFP/Getty Images, LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/AFP/Getty Images, Stefan Rousseau/PA, Yui Mok/PA Wire)

 

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