Ohhhh the joys of being a princess!
Giving birth is hard enough without the whole world watching. And lets be honest, Kate Middleton looked AMAZING as she exited the hospital to give the world their first peek at her newborn baby—AKA the future king of England.
And lets be honest, most women would be happy to leave the hospital after giving birth in a pair of matching sweatpants…but an above-the-knee dress with wedge heels?! UNREAL.
But if it makes my fellow ladies feel any better, Kate didn’t look that good on her own. She had some MAJOR HELP.
According to the UK’s “Daily Mail” one of the first clues that the Duke and Duchess were about to leave the hospital was when Kate’s hair stylist, Amanda Cook Tucker, arrived at the Lindo Wing. Amanda has been styling Kate’s hair at her home normally, and has actually cut Prince William and Harry’s hair for years.
Accompanied by her assistant – who was carrying a baby car seat and dress – the royal stylist arrived at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington shortly before Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton.
But Amanda is not exactly a stranger to Royal circles – having cut William and Harry’s hair since they were children, she is also but known for her discretion and has always kept a low profile.
Her ex-husband Neville Tucker also has Royal connections: his Knightsbridge salon held the Royal Warrant from 1980 to 1994 and he worked closely with the Queen’s longest-serving hairdresser, Charles Martyn.
She has been loyal to another stylist, but found having to walk into a salon to get her hair done to be too much of a scene. But according to a source, “With Amanda, she can have her hair done in the comfort of her own house. Amanda is an expert at what Kate loves – full glossy blow dries that hold.”
Amanda was described by sources as ‘indispensable’ on the Far East tour.
The Prince of Wales paid the cost of Mrs Cook Tucker throughout the tour last autumn, believed to be £300 a day plus travel costs.
A spokesman for the Duchess at the time said: ‘‘The Duchess’s hairdresser on the tour is a private individual paid for privately.’
Ughhhhh….if only I had a royal stylist every time I left the house.
To read the full story and see additional photos check out: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2375133/Royal-baby-Royal-hairdresser-Kate-William-Amanda-Cook-Tucker-car-seat-dress-Lindo-Wing.html#ixzz2a8zuzEMf