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Royally Played: The Prince George Christmas Photos

Pretty sure I made the right call to break into your holiday shopping weekend to bring you Prince Squashy McCheeks, in what I assume is Wills and Kate’s holiday present to us all. (What I really wanted was for Harry to regrow his Holiday Beard and come over and help me with my tree, but this is just so cute that I can’t get mad.)

[Photo by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/PA Wire via Getty Images]


Royals Round-Up, December 12, 2014

WELL. This week was VERY BUSY.  Aside from Wills and Kate dashing all over Manhattan for two and a half days, Princess Charlene had her twins, and all of Sweden came out with MAJOR MAJOR jewels and gowns for this little thingie they’re calling the “Nobel Prize.”

Here at GFY, we had loads of Wills & Kate. LOADS OF THEM. For example:


[Photos: Getty, INF, Splash, AKM/GSI, PA Pool]


Royally Played: Wills and Kate Visit New York, The Extras

Sometimes pictures that I want you to see come in after I’ve already published the post. I don’t want to deprive you of delightful extras (like extra hand-holding. It was more like hand-clutching, but whatever). Enjoy! If you missed any parts of the past whirlwind however many hours it was (72?), all coverage of the tour lives here.

[Photos: Getty, Splash, INF, AKM/GSI, Tim Rooke/REX]


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

In which a gala is attended, and also we get to see what’s under Kate’s coat for once. (You probably want to actually SEE the coat, if you haven’t; check out today’s first W&K post for coatyness.) The Gala Gown is Jenny Packham, and it’s a rewear — we’ve seen it here, AND then also here, — but those earrings are new and they are….major. (They’re not part of the royal jewel collection, they’re apparently, per the DMIK, “a private gift,” which I have decided means they’re from William.) Everyone who’s ever asked her to wear her hair up with this dress, should feel pleased, as you are VINDICATED. I think this is the best this dress has ever looked.

(This is their final event in New York, but I’ll be bringing you some bits and bobs tomorrow to wrap-up. I’m always sad when these things end. We have so much fun.)

[Photos: Splash, Getty]


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]