As royalty, Kate Middleton is pretty much always impeccably groomed. From her shiny brown locks to her totally put-together ensembles, the Duchess of Cambridge is rarely seen with a hair or hemline out of place. When it comes to her nails, however, you’ll be hard-pressed to find them covered in polish.
Sans for her trek down the aisle , for which she wore Essie’s pink Ballet Slipper ($9) (the one and only shade her grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth, has been wearing since 1989), Middleton, 35, keeps her digits bare or in barely visible nude shades.
According to Yahoo Style UK , that’s because she’s actually not allowed to wear anything else. In addition to barring the royal family from eating shellfish and mandating that they always take a change of black clothes in case of an unexpected funeral , the rules also state that “no colored nail varnish should be worn during public engagements.”
In fact, the most pinned nail polish of 2017 is a “barely there soft pink” by Essie called Topless & Barefoot ($9). Sigh: Leave it to the duchess to be right on trend, even when she’s not even trying!
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