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Royally Played, The Duchess of Cambridge in Max Mara and Seraphine

Two events for Kate today, one outfit for us to ogle. The first outing, she popped by the Emma Bridgewater factory, where mugs and plates and whatnot are made. (You remember that Bridgewater designed a mug to benefit a children’s hospice, which is one of Kate’s charities. I believe today is the first day that those are up for pre-order.) She also met kids from hospice while she was there, and looked at china, and made a plate, and ergo learned about plate-making, and then she popped over to another children’s charity (this one supports neglected and vulnerable children in the UK), where she also hung out with those kids. In other words: There are very cute children involved with today’s shenanigans, which I always appreciate. Additionally: You may have seen that earlier in the week, she released a PSA about the importance of seeking mental health care for children if they need it. Kate is all about blue patterned dresses right now, apparently. And coats ALWAYS COATS.

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[Photos: Getty]


Royals Round-Up, February 13, 2015

In which we get sledding! And wine-tasting! And Mugging in front of portraits! And a little extra bit of Harry from last week, because I love you.

Around here, we covered Kate’s event yesterday (she actually had two other private events this week; this was the only public one, AKA the only one at which press was welcome). She’s out and about again on Wednesday, so as always mark your calendars.


[Photos: Splash, Getty, Fame/Flynet, Joe Giddens/PA Wire, Nick Ansell/PA Wire, Chris Radburn/PA Wire]


Royally Played: The Duchess of Cambridge in Max Mara and Alice Temperley Somerset for John Lewis

It seems apt that the dress she’s got on under there apparently has little sailboats on it, since Kate is visiting Hot Ben Ainslie’s Fast Boat Racing Headquarters (perhaps not the official name of this location but…whatever. As ever, our friends at What Kate Wore have proper deets on the outing). If the aforementioned coat looks familiar, that’s because Princess Eugenie wore the same coat at Christmas. I assume Kate stole it from her while Harry distracted everyone by setting the goat lose in Sandringham. Their thievery will surely not go unpunished. Princess Anne will not let this kind of shenanigan stand.

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet, the Kensington Palace Instagram account, which you probably are interested in if you're reading this]


Royals Round-Up, February 6, 2015

All hail the return of Prince Harry! Our Royals Round-Ups have been sadly devoid of His Gingerness these last few weeks UNTIL NOW. (He also had an event earlier this week, which of course we covered. Kate’s back in business next week, too, so mark your calendars.) Also: the return of Crown Princess Mary, some goofy glasses, a stranger in a fur hat, and The Queen Defies Death…FOREVER.


[Photos: Getty, Splash, ERIC LALMAND/AFP/Getty Images]


Your Afternoon Man: Prince Harry

It’s been a while.

[Photos: INFphoto.com]



Royals Round-Up, January 30, 2015

This week’s slideshow brings you both BABIES AND BOOZE. Two of my favorite things. Also: Loads of Prince Carl Phillip

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