Queen Elizabeth, like Kate Middleton, usually prefers to do her own makeup for the most part of the year. Her only exception is her annual Christmas Day broadcast, when she apparently asks makeup artist Marilyn Widesse for expert help.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, and restrictions likely to be imposed at the last minute, does this mean the Queen will have to do her own makeup for her 2021 speech? We asked royal writer Duncan Larcombe for his thoughts on the situation.
“My understanding is that the Queen’s staff is sticking to a full letter of advice, meaning a vaccinated makeup artist would be allowed in, but they could test negative when they leave in the morning. The entire production team is also involved,” he explains. Ok!,
If the Queen has used Marilyn for her makeup for years and years, chances are she can this year as well. However if she hasn’t been vaccinated, the Queen will have to turn to someone else for help – or do her own makeup.
The news of the Queen using a makeup artist only once every year comes from royal stylist Angela Kelly’s book The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe.
Kelly writes, “You might be surprised to learn that this is the only time of year when Her Majesty doesn’t do her own makeup.”
The Queen isn’t the only member of the royal family who prefers to do her own makeup. As mentioned, Kate also turns out to be a dab hand on the applicator brush. She also did her wedding day makeup in 2011, reportedly after taking lessons with close friend and professional Daniel Martin.
However, Kate’s hair is often styled by a professional – hence why her curls are always so bouncy. It’s also just been revealed just how impressive the Duchess’s hair really is – and has been. hair specialist live long Google Trends data was analyzed to establish which of Kate’s hairstyles generated the most online searches.
Kate’s full fringe has been at the top of the list since September 2015. This look was searched for 426% more than the average search volume of her other genres. Unsurprisingly, Kate’s second most impressive hairstyle is from her wedding day in April 2011. The Duchess broke a 350-year-old tradition by letting her hair down for the occasion, leading to an average of 336% increase in searches.
We’d struggle to pick our favorite Kate looks.
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