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Royally Played, Wills and Kate (In LK Bennett)


A royal re-wear for the both of them today! (I mean, Wills rewears stuff all the time, obviously, but you know….who can tell one blue suit from the other?) I am delighted that the response to his taking a chance on this jacket at Wimbledon has prompted him to yank it out of the wardrobe again. As for Kate, who can forget the time she wore this to climb into an airplane without flashing anyone?

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Royals Round-Up, August 19th, 2016


In which Max and Wax take on the crown of the Makers of Olympics Sportsfaces from Wills and Kate. It seems that if you are a royal personage and you weren’t at the Olympics this week, you weren’t anywhere. (I assume Wills and Kate are off making out in a linen closet while they’re supposed to be prepping for next month’s trip to Canada; Harry is still in Africa communing with the elephants (seriously); obviously, Letizia is on vacay in Mallorca, where I assume she’s practicing her already-steller French-braiding skills; and Mathilde is clearly off working on her quantum physics or whatever.)

Here at GFY, in case you missed it, we celebrated Princess Anne’s birthday by taking a look back at how foxy and skeptical she has always been.

And elsewhere around the internet:

– Kate and Wills are deffo bringing the kids to Canada next month. I don’t know about you, but I am totally ready for another royal tour. [Vanity Fair]

– This piece about Pippa Middleton in the New York Times is really interesting.

The Express reports that Eugenie and her boyfriend are getting married next year. The palace has denied that they are engaged, but my theory is that this story is essentially true but they are not TECHNICALLY literally engaged yet. A denial of semantics.

– She is, however, definitely moving into an apartment in Kensington Palace and out of the one she shares with Princess Beatrice over at St James’s. (She’s going to be right next door to Harry. KP is really turning into the Young Royals Compound over there.) [Vogue]

– Queen Rania’s been looking great lately.  Behold, a few of her recent looks:

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Royal Retrospective: Princess Anne


Today is Princess Anne’s 66th birthday! And it’s vitally important to share with you proof that (a) she has always seemed highly skeptical and incredibly suspicious; an amateur detective since birth, (b) she was also quite foxy indeed back in the day, and (c) she has worn some truly noteworthy (read: crazy) hats. Please join me for this flashback episode of The Princess Anne Mystery Diaries!

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Royals Round-Up, August 5th, 2016


‘Tis the season when all the royals of the world are either locked in a tanning bed or heading toward Rio for the Olympics. Thanks be to Pierre Casiraghi, who went out and looked hot on a boat this week, and then also went to a funeral where he ALSO looked hot. Get you a man who can do both.

In case you missed it here at GFY earlier in the week, we did a huge look back and Wills and Kate’s first trip to Canada as a way to predict what we might see from them in September. It was fun!

And elsewhere on the internet:

– This article on Politico about how Tim Kaine’s staff managed the logistics of a visit from QE2 is really, really interesting.

– Order of Splendor gives it up for Princess Anne’s jewels!

People covers Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s Olympic love story.

– Are Mary’s shoes striped?! GASP.

– — In which Andy Murray almost smacks Princess Anne in the face with her own flag! (She seems amused.)

– Harry finishes this video with modified finger guns and therefore I thought it was important that you see it:

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Royal Rewind: Wills & Kate’s First Trip to Canada


We learned last week that Wills and Kate are going to be visiting Canada next month — exact dates still TBD — and may actually be bringing the kids with them, which will be exciting for those of us who enjoy squealing over wee babies (AKA me).  What better time than a lazy August Tuesday to revisit their first trip, and discuss which of these looks, many of which have been replayed over the last five years, we might see again on this trip. I vote yes on the Maple Leaf Hat, but hope desperately for the cowboy outfit.

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Royals Round-Up, July 29th, 2016


And we are deeply in the portion of the year where most of the royals are on vacay. Thank goodness Charlene came out in some MAJOR JEWELS and one hell of a gown.

If you missed it earlier this week, Wills and Kate came out in their matching Cambridge tops to support British yachting.

Elsewhere around the internet:

Wills and Kate are coming to Canada in September, allegedly WITH the kids. (Macleans)

– And Charlene and Al are coming to the US. (People)

– At The Duchess Diary, Pippa Middleton’s New “Title:” What Does It Actually Mean?

– At The Telegraph: Inside the Queen’s wardrobe: Behind-the-scenes at the Royal Collection’s exhibition of immaculate outfits

– This was interesting, over at Vogue: The Strange, Sweet Odyssey of Princess Tatiana of Greece

– Variety reports: ‘The Crown’: Peter Morgan Says Royal Family is ‘Very Aware’ Of Netflix’s Queen Elizabeth Drama

– I obviously enjoyed this piece in People about Prince George ordering his cake. It seems I may have his personality down?

[Photos: ALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images, Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images, Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images, Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images, Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images, Ben Birchall/PA Wire, Chris Jackson/Getty Images]

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Royally Played: Wills and Kate Watch America’s Cup Racing


Point the first: Somehow, I had this event marked on my calendar for the 30th, so when I woke up and saw these photos, readers, I was confused. Because I don’t know what I’m talking about, as usual. Point the second: as I speculated earlier this week, Wills and Kate and Harry are all skipping the Rio Olympics due to Zika concerns (like Princess Charlene), which I am sure will be the case for a lot of people of childbearing age who aren’t athletes or coaches. As much as I LOVE the Olympics, I have a lot of concerns about this one, so let’s all just cross our fingers and hope it goes well. Point the last: in light of my previous point, let’s enjoy the sportsfaces and amusingly dorky matching outfits while we’re got them.

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