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Royally Played: Wills and Kate Visit New York, Day Three, Part I

This morning brought with it a variety of stuff, including a visit to the 9/11 Memorial and museum. It’s a shame it was raining; I’m sure Kate wore such a bright color because that outing was logistically likely to have the greatest number of people come out to eyeball them, which is a trick Her Majesty deploys with regularity. (It goes without saying, I’m sure, that I am enamored of this coat. It reminds me of a hot pink coat of my own, the one in which I met Kiefer Sutherland, a story for the ages that I want you to remind me to tell you one day. [In short, he was charming and drunk and loves a pink coat, especially a vintage one. Okay, that's basically the whole story.])

PS: If you’ve missed any of our coverage of this trip so far — forearms! Beyonce! LeBron! Coats, my god so many coatsyou can find it all here. We’ll have one more post today, because these two are off to a big party at the Met, and there was also an event at which we saw WHAT SHE’S WEARING UNDER THE COAT.



Royally Played: Wills and Kate Visit New York, Day Two, Part II

These two had a lot on deck today! Part one is here — Wills met with President Obama, and then with Joe Biden, and gave a speech at the World Bank, while Kate wrapped gifts with adorable kids and the First Lady of New York, and went to an event at the British Consul General — and THEN they went and met Hillary and Chelsea Clinton (William had apparated back to New York) and then they went to the Nets game, where the stadium cheered REALLY REALLY LOUDLY when they took their seat, and where they met Jay Z and Beyonce, but sadly there was no Kiss Cam. I really wanted the two of them to just tear into each other — popcorn flying, buttons popping, one of Kate’s shoes flying off and landing center court. Ah, well. Next time.

And then I assume they both collapsed onto their faces in their giant bed at the Carlyle.

PS: Kate’s coat is by Tory Burch — a nice nod to American designers. She is SERIOUSLY into bouclé right now.

[Photos: Splash, Getty, AKM/GSI]


Royally Played: Wills and Kate Visit New York, Day Two

In case you missed their arrival yesterday, it was all coats-y deliciousness and canoodling and black lace dresses, and you should check it out here. Today, THE COATS CONTINUE, as William popped up to DC to meet with President Obama and, per the Palace’s schedule of events, “attend an anti-corruption conference at the World Bank to discuss a zero tolerance approach to the transportation across borders of illegal wildlife parts,” where he gave a speech and went to a lunch. Kate stayed in New York to wrap presents with disadvantaged kids and Chirlane McCray, the First Lady of New York (whose coat was ALSO excellent), and then she went to a lunch at the British Counsel.  Tonight, of course, Wills and Kate are going to the Nets game, the shenanigans of which I shall cover in another post. All I can say is: PRAY FOR KISS CAM.

[Photos: Getty, Splash, Saul Loeb/AFP]


Royally Played: Wills and Kate Visit New York, Day One

And we’re off! This is going to be so bad for my Coats Budget. Which is $0. Because I already own too many coats for a person who lives in Los Angeles. (This first one on Kate is a custom number from Seraphine, per our friends at What Kate Wore. It is cozy, and it is purple. William’s obviously wearing his customary cat sweater and leather maxi-skirt combo, which is no surprise to royals watchers.)

*Now updated with her cocktail wear. Twitter told me we weren’t getting getting any photos!

[Photos: Getty, Splash]



Royals Round-Up, December 5, 2014

Are you ready for some coats? For some Legos? For a tiara, and a fur turban? (Not at the same time.) I am here for you.

No other royals coverage on GFY this week BUT Wills and Kate arrive in New York on Sunday night and we will be ON IT, so next week should be fun.


[Photos: Getty, Splash, PA Wire]


Royals Round-Up, November 26, 2014

We’ve got a premature Royals Round-Up this week, because Heather and I are about to kick off our Thanksgiving holiday and thus today is like our Friday. Never fear, we’ve still got plenty to discuss!

– First of all, in case you missed it, Kate had an event yesterday, to which a red dress and a jaunty ponytail were worn. There was ALSO a giant tea pot (sadly, it was not Mrs Potts). (If you want to buy the mugs in that post, as was discussed in the comments, you can sign up to be notified when they go on sale here.)


[Photos: Getty, Splash, Rui Vieira/PA Wire]