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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]


Royally Played: The Duchess of Cambridge in Katherine Hooker

No coat! It must be temperate in England today for Kate to be out in just her shirtsleeves. (Dress sleeves?) Anyway, despite not getting to indulge in coat porn, this pleases me. And it’s because I just realized, as I type, that I own basically this exact dress, although mine is really old from J Crew and What Would Kate Do? tells me this is bespoke Katherine Hooker (presumably bespoke because Room Needed to be Made for The Royal Fetus?). Whatever. We’re basically the same.

[Photos: Splash, Getty]


Royals Round-Up, November 21, 2014

This Royals Round-Up is extremely Harry heavy. It has white polo pants and SWORD-FIGHTING and also kissing. (The kissing, however, involves Prince Albert. I just wanted to be upfront with you.)

In Case You Missed It! Kate left the house this week and, as often is the case with her cocktail party wear, I made some perplexed faces. I get that cocktail wear is sort of a weird nether world between the Day Dress (which she generally nails) and Formal Wear (also many successful outings), but I have hope that this can be perfected eventually.


[Photos: Getty, Splash, Fame/Flynet]



Royally Played: Kate Middleton in Jenny Packham and Hobbs

Heather and I were joking earlier today that Kate’s homework for the next six months is to figure out why her cocktail looks sometimes swing a wee bit random. This isn’t aggressively terrible — obviously — but it’s maybe a little cobbled together? That skirt is Jenny Packham, and I REALLY wish she’d worn the entire Jenny Packham outfit as shown on the runway, instead of just the skirt. Look at how great it is! It’s SO GREAT. It would have been a SMASH. I wonder if the top there is on the cropped side and maybe it didn’t fit? Maybe George poured an entire bowl of mac and cheese on it right before she left their apartments. Maybe William accidentally set it on fire when he was traipsing about the house, lighting the many candelabra which illuminate their home at all times (I assume). It’s SO PRETTY, though, that the Hobbs top she wore instead feels like a bit of a letdown.  Sorry, Hobbs. I say this as a woman who LOVES A POLKA DOT. You would be adorable with, like, black cigarette pants.

Join me as we look closer.

[Photos: Getty, Splash]


Royals Round-Up, November 14, 2014

This Royals Round-Up has EVERYTHING! Loads of formerly embargoed pictures of Crown Princess Mary looking like a boss! Prince Harry in SO MANY UNIFORMS! Sequins on QE2! Extra Wills and Kate! Coats!

In case you missed it, we had lots of Hot Royals Action around these parts this week:



Royally Played: Wills and Kate at the Royal Variety Perfomance

This is a new dress on Kate — it’s this Diane von Furstenberg — and I am beginning to think she feels about black/navy lace evening gowns the way we both feel about sailor-striped shirts: That they’re IRRESISTIBLE. Because this new dress reminds me a wee bit of this old dress (although not as much in actual fact as in my memory). That’s not a complaint. While no black evening gown will ever reach the heights of THIS black evening gown, we are in a different time (and she is in a temporarily different body) and I think she looks great in this. I also know a lot of you are very pleased about the up-do, and frankly, so am I. Let’s examine all of this far more closely.

[Photos: Splash, Yui Mok/PA Wire]