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Royals Round-Up, June 19th, 2015

What a WEEK! We had A LOT of Royal Events this week, and still plenty of stuff you haven’t yet eyeballed in the slideshow. Pour another Pimms and let’s get it on. I bring you turbans and George and tiaras and the deepest Wiki deep-dive ever, which somehow brings us new knowledge about the world’s biggest yachts and also Putin? I don’t know. These things just happen.

Here at GFY:

And elsewhere of interest:



Fugs and Fabs and Royals and Hats: Royal Ascot Ladies Day

Ah, Ladies Day! When Ascot’s Wacky Hats traditionally get the wackiest (and also the setting for one of my favorite lines in The Royal We*). The good news: Both York sisters look very pretty indeed. The bad news: This year, there was sadly no one wearing a topiary of David Beckham’s face on her head. (Maybe next year, Your Majesty.) Just to give you MORE HATS, I’ve tossed in some looks from Days One and Two, as well. TO THE HEADGEAR!

* Speaking of which, we have a post up on our book blog about how we rewrote history to get away from the Windsors and to the Lyons dynasty that you might find interesting, if you’ve read The Royal We. Full family tree and everything!

[Photos: Getty]


Mostly Royally Played: Days One and Two of Royal Ascot

Hats! Horses! Eye-patches! John Goodman? All that, plus Prince Harry got a new waistcoat, which makes me uneasy and confused.

[Photos: Getty]


Royally Played: Polo in the Park With George

Great. Now I need to get THIS Breton top, too. (Additionally, I decided that everyone just had some bad Hollandaise sauce at the pre-Trooping the Colour breakfast yesterday, because everyone seems to be feeling better today for the Traditional Mommy and Me Polo Outing.)

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


Royally Played: The Wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist: The Guests

I would never deny you the various tiaras and ball gowns and fur stoles (????) and random crazy historical scandals of the guests of a royal wedding if I could help it. To Wikipedia!

(PS: In case you missed it, the bride and groom are here.)

[Photos: Getty, JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images]


Royally Played: The Wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist: The Bride and Groom

Who doesn’t love a wedding? Well, I guess maybe the cast-off exes of the bride and groom, and perhaps soap opera villains (though I’d argue they technically love to hate a wedding), as well as the excessively cranky-for-no-reason, and also I guess probably Voldemort, but not me. Let’s swizz over to Sweden and eyeball the happy couple. And they DO seem VERY happy. Sure, Sofia’s dress — by Ida Sj√∂stedt; don’t you love an umlaut? — is very pretty and quite Middletonian (a compliment, of course), but the most important part is all the kissing.

PS: If you want to watch the wedding, it’s on YouTube, of course.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]