Ok friends and neighbours, we are BACK with another Thronies episode to let you know we can really shake it down. Season 2! Our second year! We’ve seen weddings (x2) babies, tours, outfit highs and lows, FERGIE, Haz and Megs in the flesh (literally) and Phil surviving the lot, again, somehow.
As per usual there is tons to go over, with the ADDED EXTRA of the Sydney leg of the Royal Tour photos (and a little high-school-level behind-the-scenes video of Bevvo and me on location bringing you all the royal tour goss) in a bit of a recap. I didn’t get to share them earlier so you can have them now. You’re welcommmme.
But for 2019, well, we’re back with big news. Meghan went to New York for her baby shower – not sure if you were aware – but because it slipped under the radar and you missed every second of it, you can catch up with Harper’s Bazaar’s relentlessly thorough coverage here.
Our suggestion though is that you head straight to our Holmesgirl Elizabeth‘s Instagram stories where she showed us all how it’s done with insightful, behind-the-headlines commentary about the entire spectacle. You may remember Elizabeth from such films as the eholmes Instagram account, which houses the So Many Thoughts™️ phenomenon, expertly analysing each of the royals’ official engagement sartorial choices. She’s funny, knowledgeable, and bang on the button with her coverage and is an officially-sanctioned Throne Rangers Must-Follow. (You can also catch her reporting regularly for Cup of Jo, an old favourite from way back!)
As we are wont to do, we bring you fashion discussion from two people who aren’t dressed like this and should know better, starting with this Valentino Megs touched down in on her trip to Morocco. We were all over the place with this one, AND we bring up the touchy subject of Meghan forever carrying a glove without actually wearing them.
Speaking of touchy subjects, we also had an update on the bump-cradle saga. It’s become a real THING, hasn’t it? Who knew something like this would release the hounds because you are very pro or you are very against (at least the sheer volume of it, not the act in general) and it seems to be a hard pass for almost everyone.
We (by “we” I mean “I”) nicknamed the Morocco tour the “cape, bun and blazer tour” because there was a shitload of each. Plenty of slicked-back hair, cape action and every blazer ever. It was a tight edit for this trip that’s for sure (*uses lingo, is entirely unsure if lingo is correct*)
Bev was concerned about the sheer amount of fabric in this Carolina Herrera worn on the final day of their trip. Very reminiscent of the $7k Ikea bedsheet monstrosity from Celia McCorquodale’s wedding last year, and that’s a shame, because the original is a proper stunner.
At home in the UK, Bev and I were divided on this travesty to the eyeballs, with Bev on the pro side and me crying every time I look at it.
We also go into the shirt/skirt combo that left us both a bit cold.
To far more soothing, on-brand Bev + Veg news, Our Cath is working on a little something for the Chelsea Flower Show, which we are stoked about.
The ‘Back to Nature Garden’ aims to trigger memories of time spent in nature, and encourage others to go out and create new experiences in the great outdoors, and it will be filled with all kinds of kiddy woodland treats.
I am also very here for Cath’s tweed Dubarry jacket (coming hot off the heels of a recent Barbour jacket purchase. Yes, another one, dont @ me)
Did I tell you I bought the Le Specs Air Hearts Megs was wearing in New York? Well I did! And even better, I bought them from DJs through the Raiz investing app, where they reward you for purchases with a deposit back into your investment portfolio. I started using it last year as I found it an easy way to get into the stock market, which has always intimidated me, although I totally want to start lighting my cigars with $100 notes. It rounds up small change from your bank account and you can deposit a couple of bucks here and there and they invest it for you. Super simple, and when you shop online, the affiliated retailers chuck a couple of dollars your way, which in time should return you even more $$.
Speaking of affiliated, I’m not – but if you sign up in the month of March and make an investment, we both get a fiver added to our accounts. What a nice time.
Gosh it’s terrible isn’t it? We just keep bringing up Meghan. Sorry Cath! We love you and your garden and this Gucci dress (but the timing of it hot on the heels of Gucci making a massive racial mis-step is a big fat no thanks). It is very pretty and very princessy.
I prefer the BAFTA dress, however, the ethereal, floaty McQueen which I could look at all damn day. I could also look at her happy little face here all day.
She’s actually been quite busy of late, headed to Scotland and Northern Ireland with Bill, as they are dispatched (reportedly) to remind everyone how great it is to live in the UK while Brexit battles on. This was peak Katie – SPORT (which is my favourite thing to see the pair of them do, they’re so competitive and jolly and are forever hanging shit on each other which is utterly delightful), KIDS, CULTURAL ITEMS (aka that time she pulled a very-respectable-if-a-bit-head-heavy pint in front of an audience, I could think of nothing worse), and GETTING OUT AND ABOUT AMONG THE COMMONERS.
I particularly enjoyed a recap of Belfast blogger Laura-Ann, who caught wind of a royal visit at the nearby Irish Football Association building and hot-footed it with a posy of “flarrs” (god, her accent is the stuff dreams are made of) to lure Our Cath in with, and a very adorable toddler to boot (you can’t go wrong with that combination. I mean hand-knitted bootees work too but I had 24 hours notice on that one haha). She did in fact get to meet Kween Kath, and chronicled it all on her Instagram stories – dropping the bombshell that Cath refers to Charlotte as Lottie.
I. AM. DEAD.
Anyway, I won’t spoil the rest of the episode for you, which you can find below for yourself, or wherever you get your podcast goodies from. Of course you can catch up on Season 1 if you haven’t already, and don’t forget to subscribe if you like the cut of our jib.
I’ll leave you with a quick throwback to what went down when Bev and I chased Haz and Megs around the country (and what unfolded after I met them in Melbourne, you know, that part where we had a bit of a banter and then I couldn’t function properly for the rest of the day? I remember trying to call Beth straight after and I couldn’t make my hands work. Every shot of me on the news or in media coverage was just with my head buried in my phone).
And the photos we managed to get across the two days. You can click on any one of them for the larger photo gallery – Haz in all his ginger-bearded glory!
See you next episode!