How Much Is It Worth: First Year Edition

NOTE: This is a constantly updating post and subject to change as pieces are identified.

After publishing our 2018 yearly review of the worth (please note not what the royal ladies actually spent) of 14 royal ladies new clothing, we are now taking a look at the first year of marriage (including the time the ladies were engaged ahead of their wedding) focusing on the Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Sussex, and Princess Sofia of Sweden.

The years we are looking at are 2011 for the Duchess of Cambridge, 2015 for Princess Sofia of Sweden, and 2018 for the Duchess of Sussex.

As there has been much discussion about the Duchess of Sussex’s total for 2018, we have decided to do investigate into what 2 other royals accumulated for clothing during their first year of royal marriage. We selected one royal from the same family (Duchess of Cambridge) and one from a different country (Princess Sofia). These three ladies all married into their respective royal family’s during the past 8 years.

When we calculate costs we break down the numbers into 3 categories:

  1. Pieces that remain UFO (Unidentified Fashion Objects)

  2. Pieces that are identified and costs can be found

  3. Pieces where the designer is known but the design is custom or a price us unknown

In very few instances, we will estimate a price of an article of clothing. This occurs when the piece is similar to a “base model” being sold and there are minor details changed (color, neckline, sleeves, etc). We mention this in an effort to convey the most transparent and accurate view of the costs.

Our data ranges from January 1 through December 31 of the year the royal married in - meaning that part of our calculations are from before they received their titles. However, these ladies were already engaged to be married and taking on engagements on behalf of their royal family, which is important to remember. So, all three of these royal ladies took part in royal engagements alongside their soon-to-be husbands ahead of their wedding. Our calculations include any photos of them taken during their first year; however, their wedding gowns are not included in our tally.

We do fully recognize that the ladies may have paid for their items ahead of their weddings out of their own pocket, but it is important to note that after the wedding, their clothing remains to be privately funded. As we have stated above, this article is not claiming our statistics are what was actually spent - only what they are worth. It is important to remember that after the wedding, the clothing is not funded for by taxpayers- it remains to be “funded privately”.

Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland/Sofia Hellqvist

Princess Sofia married the only son and second child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Prince Carl Philip on 13 June 2015 in Stockholm. Sofia and Carl Philip have two sons, Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel.

Princess Sofia of Sweden (Sofia Hellqvist before marriage), debuted 123 new pieces during 2015. 93 pieces of those came to a calculated worth of 53,441 €. Missing from this total was 17 pieces which remain UFO and 13 pieces with the prices unknown. These 13 pieces are a mixture of custom gowns and ready-to-wear pieces (most from High Street brands but were identified too many years after being sold for a price to be recorded). Her average price per piece was 580 €.

In total, Princess Sofia was photographed in 76 outfits in 2015.

Duchess of Cambridge/Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge married Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (the eldest child of Charles, The Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Prince of Wales) on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London. They now have three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

During 2011 Duchess of Cambridge (previously Catherine/Kate Middleton) debuted 142 new pieces. Her total for 2011 came 61,603 € for 95 pieces. 47 pieces are missing from this total, 38 being custom/no price available and 9 pieces remaining unidentified. The average price-per-piece for these 95 pieces was 648 €. Her wedding earrings are not included in this total as no price was ever released for them by the designer AND because they were a confirmed gift from her family, the British Press estimated them to be worth 15,000 £.

In 2011, Kate was photographed in 61 outfits.

Duchess of Sussex/Meghan Markle

The Duchess of Sussex married the younger son of the Prince of Wales and late Diana, Princess of Wales on 19 May 2018 at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor. They are currently expecting their first child in the spring.

The latest person to marry into the British royal family was the Duchess of Sussex (or Meghan Markle before marriage). In 2018 she debuted 324 new pieces, 256 of those pieces added up to a worth 479,048 €. Her average price per piece average of 1,871 €.

You will note that we omitted a total of 64 items from our total. 26 of these pieces were unidentified and the remaining 48 items were identified but without a price (most were bespoke pieces).

One factor that we have tossed back in forth as we have watched this number climb is that included in this number are her Cartier Reflection Wedding Bracelet and Earrings. The idea has been bounced around that they were gifts, possibly from Prince Charles (our friends at Meghan’s Mirror shared their thoughts on this here), which would see them removed from our tally because we do not include gifts from family members or Government Officials. However because the Palace has not confirmed them to be gifts we left them in. The earrings and bracelet carry a hefty price tag of 206,022€ ($233,000 USD) so if they were indeed gifts, her total spending would be 273,026 € ($286,278 USD). Another thing to note is that her wedding ceremony gown is not included, as it was completely custom made for her by Givenchy and thus has no retail price. Her Stella McCartney gown is included as the designer released a near identical design.

In her first year, Meghan had 98 photographed outfits.

**At face value our calculations are what the royal’s clothes are worth, and in theory, what they would cost for you or I to buy. However, we are not saying that these calculations are what the royals ladies specifically spent, as we cannot verify that. We fully recognize that royals may receive discounts, shop sales, or be gifted some of these pieces. However, in order to stay objective, we made the decision to only use the full retail value of the pieces. These numbers should be viewed as the retail cost of their new pieces, rather than the exact number they personally spent.**

If you would like to use these numbers for your own article - please make sure to credit us and link back to our original post. If you have any questions or want more information about the data posted here, send us an email .

How Much Is It Worth?!

NOTE: This is a constantly updating post and subject to change as pieces are identified. If you would like to contribute to finding the UFOs from 2018, visit our comprehensive breakdown HERE.

As is becoming our annual tradition, Heaven and I have sat down with our notes, spreadsheets and calculators to bring you a comprehensive look at the value of the new clothing of 14 different royal ladies from around the world. Last year we brought you the number for 11 different ladies, and we heard your requests for us to include a few others. We are so happy to be able to include Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and the Duchess of Sussex this year, per your request, in addition to Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

You will notice that Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan is not on this year's list as she was last year. After discussions with the Royal Hashemite Court and the Office of Her Majesty, we have taken Her Majesty out of our tally and off of our website as to not cause any “damage” to her from our calculations of the yearly worth of her clothing. As a result of our discussions with members of the Court, we determine it was best for Her Majesty and UFONoMore.com to remove her from our tally and website.

When we calculate costs we break down the numbers into 3 categories:

  1. Pieces that remain UFO (Unidentified Fashion Objects)

  2. Pieces that are identified and costs can be found

  3. Pieces where the designer is known but the design is custom or a price us unknown

In very few instances, we will estimate a price of an article of clothing. This occurs when the piece is similar to a “base model” being sold and there are minor details changed (color, neckline, sleeves, etc). Out of 1,663 new pieces debuted this year by these ladies - only 34 of these pieces did we estimate a price. We mention this in an effort to convey the most transparent and accurate view of the costs.

Totals in Euros (Descending by 2018 Total)

Now onto the data! In total, these 14 royal ladies debuted clothing retailing over 1,195,497 € ($1,281,524 USD) during 2018 on clothings and accessories. This 1,195,497 € ($1,281,524 USD) takes into account the 1,095 pieces which were identified with costs or had costs estimated. Excluded from this tally was 568 pieces where the pieces remain UFO or are custom pieces.

Average Price-Per-Piece in Euros

We acknowledge that some of these tallies could be higher because a royal has more pieces identified than others - which is why we include the average price-per-piece graphic for you below. These numbers are calculated by dividing the cost of pieces we have prices for by the number of pieces we have prices for (Example: Even though Princess Charlene of Monaco had 51 new pieces, we divided her total amount by 24 because that was how many pieces we had prices for). This gives us a better idea of her spending habits and trends.

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The Duchess of Sussex has taken over the top spot in her first year as a royal. We have calculated her new clothing worth to be a whooping 479,048 € ( $509,278 USD) this year. That number is likely higher because only 256 pieces out of her 324 new pieces have prices and thus are included in this amount. One factor that we have tossed back in forth as we have watched this number climb is that included in this number are her Cartier Reflection Wedding Bracelet and Earrings. The idea has been bounced around that they were gifts from Prince Charles, which would see them removed from our tally because we do not include gifts from family members or Government Officials, however because the Palace has not confirmed either way we leave them in. The earrings and bracelet carry a hefty price tag of 206,022€ ($233,000 USD) so if they were indeed gifts, her total spending would be 273,026 € ($286,278 USD) which still has her in the top spot. Another thing to note is that her wedding ceremony gown is not included, as it was completely custom made for her by Givenchy and thus has no retail price. Her Stella McCartney gown is included as the designer released a near identical design. (Visit Meghan’s Mirror’s post for a further analysis)

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With the second highest amount, Crown Princess Mary comes next in the line up. With her 2018 wardrobe additions costing 102,914€ ($144,349 USD) for 105 pieces and debuting 170 pieces, she certainly has been stepping up her “fashion game” in the past few years. Mixing local and couture designers her average price-per-piece was 980€ ($1,089 USD), putting her in the middle of the ranking for our cost-for-pieces tally. (Visit Princess Marie’s Closet’s post for a further analysis)

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Next up is Sophie, Countess of Wessex who’s debuted 85 new pieces this year - totaling 86,675€ ($91,939 USD) for 60 of those pieces. She ranked 3rd highest on the average cost-per-piece with an average of 1,444€ ($1,532 USD) for 2018. Following her was Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge who debuted 117 new pieces this year. Of those 117 pieces, only 81 of them factored into her 80,237€ ($85,097 USD) total. While her numbers are lower than last year, it should be remembered that she also had a maternity leave during this year which left her out of the public eye for a few months.

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Princess Charlene always manages to find herself in the middle of the “rankings”; however, for 2 years in a row she remains in the top spot for average price-per-piece. Her total amount was 61,390€ ($65,178 USD) for 24 out of 51 total new pieces. While this total puts her in the middle, her price-per-piece average came in at 2,557€ ($2,715 USD) which was about 705€ ($733 USD) higher than the Duchess of Sussex who took the number 2 spot in the price-per-piece tally.

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Next up, was Queen Maxima of the Netherlands - whose new clothing retail value is probably double what we have calculated as we only have prices for 48 of her 108 new pieces for 2018; this resulted in a tally of 56,805€ ($60,383 USD). Most of her new pieces were custom pieces, many from Natan which result in 60 pieces where prices were unknown or remained unidentified- therefore excluded.

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Another new addition to our tally this year was Princess Beatrice who totaled in at 56,363€ ($59,817 USD) for 62 out of 88 new pieces. With her sister’s wedding being a major event in their family this year, Princess Beatrice made sure that she dressed the part all year long introducing Gucci designs into her wardrobe and continuing her love for loafer shoes.

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Princess Marie comes next in the tally spending 49,408 € ($58,042.70 USD) on 59 out of 96 new pieces. Her year saw her wearing Elie Saab for the first time, much to Heaven’s great pleasure! Her biggest splurge of the year was a new selection of jewels from her favorite designer Christine Hvelplund, which raised her average price-per-piece to 843€ ($967 USD). (Visit Princess Marie’s Closet’s post for a further analysis)

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The first Swede on the list is Crown Princess Victoria who debuted 133 new pieces this year. Continuing her pattern of championing Scandinavian designers, her total comes in to 44,095 € ($47,127 USD) for 98 of those pieces. Her choice to majorly favor Scandinavian designers resulted in her average price-per-piece being one of the lowest at 449€ ($480 USD). (Visit The Royals & I’s post for a further breakdown)

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Next up is Queen Letizia, who continued her love of high street brands which allowed her to debut 196 new pieces but remain a low figure on the tally. While 107 of those pieces factored into her total of 42,448€ ($45,054 USD) - it is safe to say that she knows how to get the most “bang-for-her-buck”.

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Next is Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway, who was also away from the public eye for most of the year on medical leave. Spending 41,027€ ($43,594 USD) on 52 of her 76 new pieces, 2018 saw her splurging more a couple specialty pieces. Her price-per-piece average came to 789€ ($838 USD). *We have talked to the royal court and determined that one of items had a wrong identification and it was thus taken out of the total number until the correct identification could be confirmed*

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Princess Eugenie had an exciting year - both in her personal life and in fashion. Marrying Jack Brooksbank this autumn wearing a custom gown designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, her wedding weekend accounted for many custom gowns and outfits which are sure to bring her actual numbers up. She finished the year with a total of 37,512 € ($39,818 USD) for 43 out of her 60 new pieces this year. (Note: Her wedding outfits are not included in these numbers because they were custom made and therefore we don’t have a price for them)

Finishing our tally are Princess Sofia and Princess Madeleine of Sweden. Princess Sofia’s total came to 30,844€ ($33,049 USD) for the year which accounts for 72 of her 118 new pieces debuted this year. Princess Madeleine spent most of the year out of public eye, giving birth to Princess Adrienne and relocating her family to Florida which accounted for her low numbers. Her total came to 26,398€ ($28,493 USD) for 24 out of her 39 new pieces. However, when she did debut a new piece - it was typically from a luxury brand, as seen in her average price-per-piece amount of 1,099€ ($1,187 USD). (Visit The Royals & I’s post for a further breakdown)

In summary, the standings from 2018 are:

  1. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

  2. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

  3. Sophie, Countess of Wessex

  4. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

  5. Princess Charlene of Monaco

  6. Queen Maxima of Netherlands

  7. Princess Beatrice

  8. Princess Marie of Denmark

  9. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

  10. Queen Letizia of Spain

  11. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

  12. Princess Eugenie

  13. Princess Sofia of Sweden

  14. Princess Madeleine of Sweden

Did any of these numbers surprise you? Leave a comment and let us know!

**At face value our calculations are what the royal’s clothes are worth, and in theory, what they would cost for you or I to buy. However, we are not saying that these calculations are what the royals ladies specifically spent, as we cannot verify that. We fully recognize that royals may receive discounts, shop sales, or be gifted some of these pieces. However, in order to stay objective, we made the decision to only use the full retail value of the pieces so that we do not show bias. These numbers should be viewed as the retail cost of their new pieces, rather than the exact number they personally spent.**

If you would like to use these numbers for your own article - please make sure to credit us and link back to our original post. If you have any questions or want more information about the data posted here, send us an email .

Black Friday: Royal Sales

Well it is that time again, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The days where people go crazy for deals and begin the panic to get the perfect gifts for Christmas. While we have never seen any royal partaking in these sales, I am sure that doesn’t stop them from sitting at home and snagging some of the fantastic online sales!

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We decided we would do some digging for you and bring you the best deals from the Royal’s favorite brands and some of the pieces that they have worn that have been now heavily discounted!

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With so many royals wearing pieces from J Crew (Meghan, Kate, Madeleine, Mette Marit, Autumn Phillips to name a few!), we would be silly not to mention that their entire site is on sale at 50% off using the code TGIF- so you can go snap up Meghan’s Coat, Autumn’s Coat, or maybe even Meghan’s boots!

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We’ve also seen many royals favoring Hobbs in the past few years (Kate, Sophie, Sofia, Meghan, and Eugenie for example) with Kate and Sofia both wearing the brand this year. While Hobbs has a 30% off sale on their entire site, Bloomingdales has the same 30% off plus free shipping. So regardless of where you purchase it, Sofia’s jacket is on sale saving you over $100 USD!

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Another great place to stop by and shop this Black Friday is Shopbop who has a HUGE sale on their site right now using the code MORE18. You can snag Meghan’s Stuart Weitzman boots, Madeleine’s Star Blouse, Mary’s Heartmade Dress, Eugenie and Madeleine’s favorite Rag & Bone Harrow boots or Kate’s famous LK Bennett Sledge Pumps!

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Nordstroms is another big site having a sale this weekend, shopping now through Monday you can save up to 60% off pieces like Eugenie’s Rails button down blouse or Beatrice’s Rebecca Minkoff Bag so it is certainly worth a browse through their site.

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Our Swedish Royal Fans will know that H&M is a staple in the ladies wardrobe, so we were very excited to see that they have a sale today as well. It is actually Princess Beatrice’s pleated skirt from H&M that we have our eyes on today! Farfetch also has Victoria’s Zadig et Voltaire dress 30% off today as well!

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Another brand that is having a massive sale today is Zara. You would have to be hiding under a royal rock to not know that this brand has been a favorite of royals from all over for years! Everyone from the Duchess of Cambridge, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Caroline, even Queen Silvia have worn Zara over the years. Zara currently has 30% off their entire site meaning you could snag Princess Beatrice’s Minaudiere Woven Bag for a discounted price. And while Kate’s exact dress was from Alessandra Rich, most of us don’t have that kind of money to spend on one piece- but Zara has our back and can offer a near identical dress for a fraction of the cost (especially with the 30% off)!

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For those of you who are expecting a new little prince or princess, be sure to stop by ASOS and shop their Maternity collection. ASOS has 25% off with code EPIC25 which means pieces like Meghan’s Wiggle Dress (also available in regular sizes, not only Maternity) is even more affordable!

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And if you want to check out even more LK Bennett products, Laura just informed me that they also have 25% off their entire store when you use the code FRIDAY25. This means that you can snag Princess Sofia’s Montana Silk dress for a discounted £221.25 (a savings of £73.75!) While you are there, snag yourself a new pair of shoes- you deserve it!

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What sales have you found? What sales have we missed? What sales are YOU going to be jumping on? Leave us a comment and let us know!

UFO No More Podcast Episode 26: Feminism (with Recurring Guest Host Jessica)

On this week's episode, recurring guest host Jessica (follow her here and here on Tumblr) joins Laura for a deep dive on royals and feminism.  Major props to our friend Melissa from Tumblr whose question sparked this episode.  Laura and Jessica discuss the sexism in royal structures and how that varies around the world and the sexism of royal coverage.  They end on a happy note by discussing royals advocating feminist principles and causes.

As always, you can subscribe to the podcast here on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. If you listen on one of these sites, please consider leaving a rating and review.

UFO No More Podcast Episode 22: This Week in Royal Fashion

On this week's episode of the podcast, Laura recaps all of the major fashion moments from last week in royal fashion, goes on a bit of a rant about royal protocol, and answers a question about Madeleine's kids speaking Swedish.

As always, you can subscribe to the podcast here on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher and leave us a review.

Programming Note: Barring any breaking news, I'm tentatively planning to take next week off from the show.

UFO No More Podcast Episode 19: More Royal Wedding Talk (Featuring Grace) and Brittani's Interview with Tessy

On this jam-packed episode of the podcast, Laura talks with Grace from princesscatherinemiddleton.net about Meghan and Harry's wedding.  Grace gave her constructive thoughts on the good and bad from the wedding and how the press handled it.  It was nice to have a voice with some constructive criticism on the show, and we can't thank Grace enough for joining.

Then, Brittani made her second appearance in a row to talk all about her interview with Tessy Antony, Princess of Luxembourg.  There are two part of that interview which you can read here and here.

You can buy the Project Playground bracelet Brittani talks about here.

As always, if you'd like to subscribe to the podcast you can do so here on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher

Photo courtesy of Tessy Antony, Princess of Luxembourg, via Instagram

Photo courtesy of Tessy Antony, Princess of Luxembourg, via Instagram

UFO No More Podcast Episode 16: The British Royals and the Media (Featuring Your Comments)

On this week's episode, Laura talks about the recent New York Times article on the media's relationship with the royals and how the media are being limited in their access to the Royal Wedding. She shares her thoughts and reads and reacts to comments she got from listeners.  Brittani called in and shared her thoughts on the situation as well.

It was so great to hear all the detailed and interesting thoughts you all had.  Thanks for contributing!

As always, you can subscribe to the podcast on the following platforms: iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.  And if you would leave a review, we'd really appreciate it!

Let's end this with the cute picture of Charlotte and Louis taken by the Duchess of Cambridge.

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UFO No More Podcast Episode 15: Prince Louis Arthur Charles (Featuring Jess and Jamie)

Kate gave birth to adorable Prince Louis, and Laura talked to two women about it.  First, recurring guest host Jess joined to share her perspective and to talk about the adorable photos of Princess Adrienne that Madeleine posted. If you aren't already, follow all of her blogs: her personal oneher replication one, and her one dedicated to Victoria and family.

Next, Laura welcomed Jamie Samhan from Royal Central.  Jamie was in London and at the Lindo Wing for the birth.  Jamie gave all the background details of what the whole day was like and all of the excitement that happened.  She also discussed getting to see the Queen at one of her engagements.

Thanks to Jamie for joining.  You can see her articles for Royal Central here.  Also, make sure you are following her on Twitter and Instagram.

As always, you can subscribe to the podcast on the following platforms: iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.  And if you would leave a review, we'd really appreciate it!

UFO No More Podcast Episode 13: Christine from Meghan's Mirror, What Would Kate Do, and Dress Like a Duke

It was an absolute pleasure to be joined by Christine from Meghan's Mirror, What Would Kate Do, and Dress Like a Duke.  Christine is a longtime royal blogger and friend of UFO No More who offered great insights.  Be sure to follow all of the Effervescence blogs.

Christine talked about the inspiration behind their newest venture Dress Like a Duke and her expectations for when Kate gives birth.  Then Laura and Christine discuss the many news stories that broke this week about Meghan and Harry's wedding.  From the charities Harry and Meghan are asking well-wishers to donate to to Harry and Meghan's involvement in the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting to the news about the wedding photographer, the ladies covered it all.

Finally, the ladies finished up with some fun talking about wedding dress and designer predictions and their favorite (and least favorite but mostly favorite) memories of being a royal follower.

Thanks again to Christine and please be sure to follow all of their blogs.  And as always, you can subscribe to the blog on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.  If you would rate us and leave a review we would be really grateful.

UFO No More Podcast Episode 10: Harmless Royal Conspiracy Theories and @NelaineDahlia93

On this episode of the podcast, Laura shares some of the harmless royal conspiracy theories you submitted.  Feel free to send more her way.  Blogger and Twitter user @NelaineDahlia93 joins the show.  She discusses the royals she covers who are royals that don't always get discussed.  Also, she talks to Laura about the latest with the British Royal family and particularly William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan.

Her blogs are about: Queen Rania, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Astrid of Belgium, and Princess Ghida of Jordan.

UFO No More Podcast Episode 9: The Royal Watcher

On this week's episode of the podcast, Saad Salman (aka The Royal Watcher) joins Laura to talk about a variety of royal topics.  Saad provides his thoughts about a number of things previously discussed on the podcast like royals and mental health and the Kate/Meghan stories.  He also provides a lot of information about the Belgian State Visit last week and the upcoming visits of Jordan to the Netherlands and Luxembourg to France.  A couple highlights of the show are Saad's stories about what he heard directly from a royal about the impact of social media on royals and his experience meeting the Duchess of Cambridge.

Please be sure to follow Saad on Twitter, FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest and to visit his website the Royal Watcher Blog.

And as always, you can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.  Feel free to leave us a review as that helps grow the podcast.  DM Laura if you have any feedback or are interested in appearing on the show.  Thanks for all of your kind comments about the podcast.  It has been such a fun and educational experience.

UFO No More Podcast Episode 8: The Sunshine Episode (With Unofficial Recurring Guest Host Jess)

Jess returns, this time cohosting the whole episode with Laura.  They discuss Baby Sunshine, Madeleine's new baby (they recorded this before the name was announced), the Royal Foundation Forum, Kate's new patronages, what Camilla will be called when Charles is King, and more.

Jess is a great cohost, and it is so nice of her to do this.  Please follow all of her blogs: her personal one, her replication one, and her one dedicated to Victoria and family.

Also, the podcast is now available on several platforms: iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.  Please subscribe so you get episodes automatically when they are released.  And if you would rate us or leave a review that means a lot.  Laura is growing and learning as she does this, and she's grateful for all of your support.

And just to add some sunshine to your day if you're still reading this...

Photo: Mr. Christopher O'Neill

Photo: Mr. Christopher O'Neill

UFO No More Podcast Episode 6: Our First Guest Jessica

This is a jam-packed episode.

First, Laura and Brittani cover Prince Henrik's funeral and all of the sweet moments from it.  The part that made us both cry was the sweet gesture Henrik planned for Margrethe. Read more about that here. PS if you'd like to send a letter of condolence to a member of the Danish royal family, you can find the address you're looking for here. They also discussed the racist letter with a white substance that was sent to Meghan Markle.

Then, it was time for Laura to interview the first official guest in the history of the UFO No More Podcast.  Jessica is one of the big royal Tumblr users.  Her blogs are very interactive and informative.  In the interview, Laura and Jess cover the adorable birthday photos of Leonore and Estelle, Kate's BAFTA gown, the announced Royal Foundation event with William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan, Victoria's announced walks, and more.

As Laura said on the show, you all need to follow Jess's blogs.  They are witty and insightful. Her main blog is duchessofostergotlands.  Feel free to ask her any questions about royals, life, or whatever.  You don't even need a Tumblr account to do it.  She also dresslikeaprincess.com which is a blog that shows you how to buy royals' looks for less.  This site covers the fashion of many royal ladies and is so fun.  And her newest blog is duchessofvastergotland which is a blog dedicated to Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her family.

Finally, Laura and Brittani wrap up the show by talking about the rumors about Princess Mako of Japan's engagement (article here) and some more about Leonore and Estelle's birthday photos (psst they're at the bottom of this article because you deserve the cuteness in your life).

If you have any questions or comments or would like to be a part of the podcast, drop us a note here or reach out to Laura on Twitter.

 

 

UFO No More Podcast Episode 5: Prince Henrik's Death and Kate's BAFTA Gown

On episode 5 of the podcast, a still sick but recovering Laura discusses the death of Prince Henrik and why some of the headlines frustrated her.  She also discussed the Duchess of Cambridge not wearing black to the BAFTAs and how some of the Twitter reactions frustrated her.  Let us know your thoughts on Henrik's passing and Kate's gown.

UFO No More Podcast Episode 4: Brittani and Laura weigh in on Henrik and other royal news

On this week's episode of the podcast, Laura is joined by her first guest UFO No More Blog Editor Brittani.  Laura and Brittani discuss Henrik's health situation, royals and the Olympics, Harry and Meghan's wedding details, Madeleine's decision to give birth in Sweden, and Kate's fashion for the BAFTAs and Scandinavian trip.  They wrap up answering a few questions about their interest and favorites when it comes to royals.

Be sure to leave comments or questions for next week's episode here or on Twitter/Facebook.  You can also leave a voicemail at +1(402)-370-8638.  Fees/rates may apply.

UFO No More Podcast Episode 3: All the Bloggers Weigh in on #RoyalVisitSweden and #RoyalVisitNorway

It's the third episode of the podcast, and this one's a bit shorter (thanks bronchitis for kicking Laura's butt).  The big happening this week was the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Scandinavian Tour.  We got to hear from blog editor Brittani and founder Sarah for the first time in podcast history as they shared their highlights.  Samantha and Heaven also provided quotes of their most memorable moments.

Let us know here or on Twitter your feedback on the podcast and if you have any questions for next week's show.  Also, if you want to call our new voicemail line with comments or questions to be featured on our show that number is +1(402)370-8638 (Fees and charges may apply.  Make sure to research this, especially if you're outside the US).

UFO No More Podcast Episode 2: Four Speeches and an Engagement

On the second episode of the UFO No More Podcast, Laura discussed speeches from Crown Princess Victoria, Crown Princess Mary Prince William, and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge.  She also talked about the engagement of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank and the...um...interesting social media posts from Sarah Ferguson.

Fashion topics covered included Eugenie's outfit from the engagement portraits and interview and her engagement ring, the designer spotlight of the week Stewart Parvin, Queen Maxima's wearing a similar skirt to the World Economic Forum that another royal wore in December, Princess Sofia's new stylist, and tiaras Meghan might wear.

AMAs included what question Laura wants to answer but hasn't been asked, royals wearing dresses worn many years ago, glittering events we might see this year, and weighing in on the Great Kate Coat Debate.

As always, tweet @Japanese_Ginger or @UFONoMore or comment here with your thoughts on this podcast or if you have questions you'd like included in next week's AMA.  New episode will drop next Monday and will of course cover William and Kate's Scandinavian trip!

UFO No More Podcast Episode 1: State Visits, Statement Fashion, and More

In the first episode of the UFO NO More podcast, fashion editor Laura discusses an array of royal topics including Crown Princess Victoria's cold, the Sweden-Iceland state visit, the upcoming trip by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Norway and Sweden, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's day in Cardiff, and Princess Marie of Denmark's engagements.  She also discusses some of the happenings in royal fashion, defends fashion bloggers, and answers some of your questions.

Don't forget to leave your comments here or on Twitter and to submit questions for the next podcast.