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Royals Round-Up, April 3 2015

Princess Anne has NEVER looked more like a detective than she does this week. Also: LLAMAS! Sheep races? KISSING! Karl Lagerfeld!

And before I take us on our traditional trot around the internet, a reminder that our book, The Royal We, comes out THIS UPCOMING TUESDAY (although if you are in Canada, it’s on shelves in certain Chapters right now [EDITED: We've been told that Canada has pulled the books from the shelves and are now holding them until Tuesday, when they are officially on sale, so don't go in this weekend looking for the book. Canada has been exciting on this front this week!] We are so so excited for you to FINALLY get to read it, and we hope that you love it. We can’t wait for you to meet Nick and Bex. And Freddie. Definitely Freddie.  In aid of the book, we are doing some signings this upcoming week and we’d love to meet you.

You can come out and say hello:

Tuesday, APRIL 7: NEW YORK, NY

Book Culture on Columbus, 7 p.m.

450 Columbus Avenue (between 81st and 82nd)
New York, NY, 10024

For more details and to RSVP (totally optional, but helpful), click here.


Kramerbooks, 6:30 p.m. (They have a bar on the premises!!)

1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

For more details, and to RSVP (again, optional, but helpful), click here. Seating at Kramerbooks is going to be limited, but there will be plenty of standing room (and we won’t drone on forever, don’t worry). If you require wheelchair accessible seating or require a reserved seat, please contact Sarah at Sarah@kramers.com and one will be happily reserved for you!

We have other events coming up later in Los Angeles and Chicago, and those deets are here at our Events and Signings page. Put on your fascinators and come on by!

And now, back to your regularly scheduled goodness elsewhere:


Royals Round-Up, March 27th, 2015

We had an outing from Kate and Wills earlier today, which you can find in all its glory here. But that doesn’t mean this post isn’t full of STUFF. We’ve got everything from dead kings interred somewhere more appropriate than a car park to Harry at a rugby match to Maxima very seriously painting a wall to Eggs Benedict Cucumber Sandwich to Joan Collins.

Elsewhere on GFY, if you haven’t entered our final giveaway of The Royal We, you must! The contest is open to everyone, and in addition to a signed copy of The Royal We, we are giving away all kinds of goodies.

Elsewhere elsewhere:


[Photos: Getty, Koen van Weel/AFP/Getty Images, LISELOTTE SABROE/AFP/Getty]



Royally Played, Wills and Kate (in Mulberry)

First of all, I love this pink on Kate; I loved this coat the first time she wore it. As I mentioned then,  it reminds me of the time a Drunk Keifer Sutherland complimented my own hot pink coat. So, I guess in this scenario, I AM DRUNK KEIFER SUTHERLAND. Hold the phone for a moment while I go politely tackle a Christmas tree.

Okay, I’m back. I also enjoy how everyone (in the press, not here) is going to be like IT MUST BE A GIRL over this coat, even though Kate’s running pretty even in the Pink v. Blue Coat as Predictor of Baby Gender Sweepstakes and also I am pretty sure Kate isn’t trying to send any of us subliminal messages through her clothing. (Is she? If she is, I suspect the main message is, “buy another Breton tee, Jessica,” and I have got that one down.)  Anyway, re: baby gender, the official story is that she and Wills don’t even know, and I buy that, because that way you’d be WAY less likely to accidentally spill the beans to your green grocer or whatever. (I DO however think it’s a girl and my choice of name has been Alice FOR MONTHS NOW and I can’t WAIT to be right. I’m going to be SO annoying about it. That said, if it IS a boy, that’s also lovely because yay babies.)

PS: While I’ve got you here, an audience for whom this is hopefully of interest, you are probably aware of this, but The Royal We finally comes out a week from Tuesday, and we’re doing a giveaway right now that you might want to enter! (BookPage just said, “readers should prepare to lose their hearts to The Royal We,a loving satire that is scandalously funny and wonderfully romantic,” if that sways you one way or the other. To the coats!)

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


Royals Round-Up, March 20, 2015

LOTS to cover this week! Harry and Wills and Kate all had outings, Princess Beatrice left the house, CPM and CPF were hanging out with Maxima and W-A, with MANY HATS and TIARAS,  after which W-A and Maxima popped over to Germany to wear wacky glasses, and Chaz and Cammy are here in the United States. We made Charles bowl.

Here on GFY this week, we brought you the following:

ALSO! We added a new event in our book tour (it’s not REALLY a tour since it’s not going too many places; we wish we could come out and meet you all, but it’s all dependent on where our publisher would like to send us, basically). We will be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, on SUNDAY, April 19th, at 1:30pm. Our panel is called Fiction: Famous By Association, with a signing to follow It’s moderated by Heather Havrilesky, and the other panelists are Christopher Noxon and Shanna Mahin. (Tickets are required for this event, and we will post a link when they’re available; they’re only $1.)  You can always get more info on our events on our Events and Signing page here. (We’re also coming to NYC on April 7th, and DC on April 9th. Please come out and say hi!)

We’re also delighted to note that The Royal We was named to the 2015 Library Reads list for April (they kindly used the words “delightful,” “pure fun,” and “perfect,” for which we are very grateful) and that we were lucky enough to get a starred review from Library Journal, who said we “hit all the right notes in this funny, smart, emotional tale.” Librarians, we love you now more than ever, and we already loved you quite a lot.  The book comes out April 7th, as you SURELY know by now, and of course you can always pre-order.

ENOUGH of that, and thank you for your patience as I bang on about the book. Let’s go somewhere else now:




Royally Played: The Duchess of Cambridge in Asos (with Bonus Harry)

I must be honest: I LOVE THIS and although it is in fact a maternity dress, I would totally wear it. Like Kate, I cannot resist a polka dot. (Nor can I resist Harry, which is why I tossed him in at the back of this slideshow rather than make you wait for Royals Round-Up on Friday. Don’t say I never did anything nice for you.)

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


Reasonably Played: The Duchess of Cambridge in Catherine Walker at the Irish Guards St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Last year, Duchess Kate recycled a frugal Hobbs coat for this event, having been fresh off a seemingly frivolous trip to the Maldives that had raised some eyebrows. Today she wore something new – a bespoke Catherine Walker — for the St. Patrick’s Day parade at Mons Barracks, and while I understand one can’t always indulge the temptation to wear green on that kind of occasion, I do prefer the 2014 model to this muddy brown look. That at least felt like a taste of spring. Still, it’s not an unattractive cut, and Wills wore the Irish Guards uniform, which is always a treat. Let’s dive in and discuss.

[Photos: Getty]