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Royals Round-Up Special Announcement: It’s A Girl!

We have a princess, everyone!


Kate had the baby — 8 lbs, 3oz — at 8:34 AM in London this morning (she only got to the hospital at 6:30am so they must have waited as long as humanly possible), whilst we Americans were (mostly) asleep. What Kate Wore live-blogged it all (well, you know. What the public knows. She wasn’t in the delivery room or anything) if you want to catch up. I don’t know if Kate and Wills and the new princess (!!) will be leaving the hospital today, but they may well be, and of course we will cover that  — I just wanted to toss up this post because we obviously need a place to DISCUSS. Place your bet on possible names now! (You know I’ve been saying Alice since the beginning. Although now that Alice is #1 in the running, I have my doubts, but it’s too late to change now.)

Edited Monday, May 4th: We have a name! Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. I think it’s absolutely lovely, and a salute to a wide variety of people. I really didn’t think they were going to include Diana — simply because it might have seemed too loaded — but I am very glad they did.


Royals Round-Up, May 1, 2015

WHERE IS THAT BABY? At this point, I need Kate to just hold her peace until Tuesday, because I’ve got stuff happening this weekend. In today’s post: Harry looks really hot (he always looks super fit when he’s out running around as a military dude and I APPRECIATE IT), Wills looks like he doesn’t know when the baby is coming either and it’s starting to wear on him, Maxima wears some HATS (including TWO turbans!), and Princess Estelle is still the very cutest.

Here at GFY, in case you missed it, we took a loving look back at Wills and Kate’s wedding. Also, if you have been toying with the idea of getting The Royal We for your e-reader, do it now, because I think they’re going to raise the price. (However, Amazon has LOWERED the price on the hardcover, and I also would suggest that as a lovely gift for the Moms and graduates in your life as we enter Mother’s Day/Graduation time.)



Well Played: The Traditional Wills and Kate Wedding Anniversary Post

I totally wasn’t going to do this post this year but, as I write this, it’s the middle of the night and I thought, “WHY NOT, you foolish girl? Let us relive the magic.”  Sometimes people just like to look at pictures from the Royal Wedding. Especially while we are waiting for the New Royal Baby to make an appearance. And as always, I am happy to direct you to our live-blog of the event itself, wherein Heather and I wore caftans and cried and also I got really irrationally mad at Vera Wang.

Also, given that The Royal We opens on the eve of a royal wedding between a commoner and the dreamy heir to the British throne, it would be insane of me not to remind you that it is currently AVAILABLE for your reading pleasure at ANY NUMBER of book-purveyors and that if you enjoyed looking at these pictures, you’d probably enjoy reading it. And so would your mom, and Mother’s Day is May 10th. Listen, I just want you to be happy.

Magically happy:


So happy you just want to roll your perfect hair around the back of some old sofa:




Hug a prince or a well-coiffed commoner today.


Royals Round-Up, April 24th, 2015

Get ready! We’ve got Harry and haircuts and horse races waiting for you, as the wait for Baby Cambridge Two continues.

As a gentle reminder, The Royal We is currently on sale for $9.99, if you are a reader of e-books. Allow me to link you up:

- It’s a Kindle Select Pick, which means that you can get it for your Kindle here

- You can get it on iBooks here and read it on your phone or iPad.

- If you have a Nook, it’s ALSO $9.99 on Ye Old Nooke here.

- If you do your e-book-reading on Kobo, you can get it for $9.99 here.

We also have a Facebook page for the book, where you will be able to get easy updates on signings and events and whatnots, if that’s your jam.

ELSEWHERE, please enjoy the following royals-related bits and bobs:



Royals Round-Up, April 17th, 2015


Elsewhere around the internet:



Royals Round-Up, April 10, 2015

Don’t look so baleful, Harry. We love you. Also in this week’s post: MANY Easter ensembles and one very fancy desk.

Here at GFY, we more fully covered Harry’s arrival for his month in Australia here.

We also have a tremendously exciting royal week on a personal front in that our novel, The Royal We, is finally in stores and online and ready for you to read! It’s even a pick in this week’s People magazine, which is basically the most exciting thing that ever happened to me.  Actually, that’s not true: The most exciting part is getting to talk to you guys about the book in a real and non-theoretical way. Heather and I have been living with Nick and Bex for over a year and a half now, and we’re SO EXCITED that you guys know them now, too. Thank you all so much for all your amazing support of us, and of the book. I honestly can’t thank you enough.

Mushy bit aside, time for our bits and pieces around the internet: