Kate Middleton Just Gave Us Major Royal Wedding Flashbacks on Her Sister’s Big Day
Pippa Middleton and big sister Kate have a lot in common when it comes to their nuptials. Not only did both sisters marry their loves in stunning, highly publicized ceremonies, they both took our breath away with timeless wedding gowns too. There were other similarities in their demeanors, as well: As Pippa said “I do” to James Matthews on Saturday, Kate gave us MAJOR flashbacks to her Royal wedding to Prince William on more than one occasion.
First, there was their scene-stealing ensembles: Just as Pippa did in 2011, Kate all but stole the show in an Alexander McQueen creation that set social media on fire with rave reviews and endless compliments. The Duchess of Cambridge looked beyond elegant in the long-sleeved, knee-length blush gown, which she paired with blindingly sparkly Kiki McDonough drop earrings and a fascinator in the same blush hue. She finished the look with some suede nude Gianvito Rossi pumps.
Once everyone was in place, it was time for Mrs. Matthews to finally walk down the aisle, but not before her big sis had a chance to ensure everything was in perfect order. As she fluffed and fixed the bespoke Stephen Jones veil, 35-year-old Kate was clearly adept at her role, which one insider described as “attendant-in-chief,” performing the same duty Pippa did as a Maid of Honor way back when.
The intimate snap sent us right back in time to this shot of Pippa dotingly carrying Kate’s uber-long train, making sure it looked picture perfect.
Another similarity? Both beauties were tasked with taking care of the flower girls and page boys to ensure they were on their best behavior. As Kate went into full mama mode, keeping the kiddos quiet as they entered the church, we couldn’t help but think back to when the bride’s baby sis did the exact same, holding the hands of two little bridesmaids in tow. Talk about déjà vu!
There’s no question about it: The Middleton sisters are two peas in a pod!
Which Middleton sis had your fave wedding gown: Pippa or Kate? Tweet us @BritandCo.
(h/t E!; Photos via WPA Pool, Kirsty Wigglesworth, and Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
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Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
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The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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