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To think that being the Duchess of Cambridge is a full time job in itself.

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dougieroseagain Tue 21-Jul-15 14:38:30

It takes a lot of time and effort to look good.

Today I did 3 loads of washing, cleaned, hooved the house, washed the floor, made lunch for 4 people, cleared up and sorted out the recycling, mopped the floors and went food shopping. Tonight I will feed 5 people, do 3 loads of ironing, sort out the laundry and finally go to bed at midnight. I haven't even sorted out the garden, cutting back the hedgerows, etc etc etc. I don't even have a paid job - I used to work full time and quite frankly, when I did, the house was chaos.

Today I look a frazzled mess as my hair has gone frizzy in the humidity. I smell a bit even though I had a shower this morning and my clothes are dusty after emptying stuff into the bin and dusting the crap off the window sills etc.

I look like shit.

I haven't time to go to the gym for 3 hours. I haven't the stamina to starve myself so that I'm a size 0. I don't have 2 hours to preen my hair nor make sure my make up is perfect. I wear crap clothes because I don't seem to have the time nor money to go clothes shopping for myself as all the money goes straight out on the kids clothes//activities/food/petrol blah blah blah.

This isn't a moan, really. I would love to have servants staff to clean my house and do my garden, fill the car up with petrol and valet it whilst I lounge about painting my finger nails.

If I gave up all the above and focussed on myself full time, AIBU to think that I too would like like Kate and look permanently perfectly groomed?

Daisywellies Tue 21-Jul-15 14:40:51

YANBU. That being said, I'm sure there are days when Kate looks like shit as well. But when she's out in public she has the benefit of stylists, hair dressers, make up artists etc so naturally always looks beautifully groomed.

Ragwort Tue 21-Jul-15 14:41:24

Not sure what your point is? hmm

I don't do anything like as much as you do but would never look well groomed and elegant. grin.

Are you jealous - would you really want her life?

WorraLiberty Tue 21-Jul-15 14:41:51

So to cut a long story short, you're asking if we think you would have time to look perfectly groomed, if you had staff to take care of your household chores?

I'd say yes, you probably would.

LazyLouLou Tue 21-Jul-15 14:43:54


Not playing: done to death, ridiculous!

dougieroseagain Tue 21-Jul-15 14:50:34

I guess i'm saying cut her some slack about being lazy. It seems you can either have a people to do your stuff so that you can be a model, or do the stuff yourself and look like a rag arsed fly.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Tue 21-Jul-15 14:51:53

Oh fuck, why another DoC thread? hmm

WorraLiberty Tue 21-Jul-15 14:53:48

Why would you want to be a size zero, if it meant needing stamina to starve yourself?

dougieroseagain Tue 21-Jul-15 14:55:51

I don't. But Fergie didn't either and she was the Duchess of Pork and ridiculed for her weight.

Ragwort Tue 21-Jul-15 15:09:13

Who is saying that the Duchess of Cambridge is lazy? Are you referring to some Daily Mail article?

I have worked in royal households and whilst of course, the royal family don't have to do the day to day chores and tedious stuff that we all have to do, their lives are full of duty and responsibilities (whether you agree with that or not). It is absolutely not a life I would want for myself.

RachelRagged Tue 21-Jul-15 15:11:09

Is there not a Royal topic section ?

AuntyMag10 Tue 21-Jul-15 15:16:42

Why does you either have to look like her or look like shit? confused
Most people I know including myself, are capable of doing all sorts of admin, household chores, see to a family and still look presentable and groomed.

EponasWildDaughter Tue 21-Jul-15 15:56:42

Looking decent is not a full time job! confused

There are plenty of women with full time jobs who look just as good who don't have

- cleaners,
- nannies,
- personal chefs,
- trainers and
- hairdressers, who all live-in or come to their house everyday;
- and a pool and gym at home.

and pretty much unlimited funds for the above forever.

FirstWeTakeManhattan Tue 21-Jul-15 16:00:31

Another thread which proves that there is nothing interesting to say about Kate Middleton.

TheCraicDealer Tue 21-Jul-15 16:02:44

Looking as good as DoC does is at least a part time job anyway. I could have a pool or gym at home, but having to work an eight hour day, plus commute, plus cooking, cleaning etc, plus "having a life", doesn't leave a whole pile of time to actually use it much, and certainly not to the extent that she clearly does. And that's before you consider the appointments for hair extensions cuts, semi-permanent make-up, meetings with stylists etc.

If you have enough money and time (and decent advice) anyone can look good.

lem73 Tue 21-Jul-15 16:02:58

Why start another thread? This was done to death the other day.

lilacblossomtime Tue 21-Jul-15 16:18:15

I don't think she looks that amazing. She is quite pretty and has nice hair and is quite slim but she isn't that much better looking than a few mums I see at the school gates.
If I had all those staff I would still be plump and a bit scruffy. If people said I was The Duchess of Pork I would say no I am the Duchess of I don't give a stuff. I would then return to my country house and walk my Labradors before having a fabulous meal prepared by my personal chef.

Bambambini Tue 21-Jul-15 16:21:49

You're either the type that likes to look good all the time and be well groomed, watch your weight, excercise etc or your not - it's usually not that much to do with time or money as proven by my generally slobbish appearance.

formerbabe Tue 21-Jul-15 16:22:24

I always say that either the house looks good or I do! I can't keep my home and myself immaculate, its too much!

Bambambini Tue 21-Jul-15 16:24:50

" If you have enough money and time (and decent advice) anyone can look good."

People say this all the time about folk with money etc - it's not true. it still takes discipline and effort.

Nurserywindow Tue 21-Jul-15 16:25:12

I work full time, keep a six bedroom house spotless, do tons of charity work and always look amazing.

No, seriously, I do smile.

TheCraicDealer Tue 21-Jul-15 16:36:47

Yeah, but if you have a personal trainer, tennis or yoga instructor rocking up at your house at 7am it's going to make it a hell of a lot easier to motivate yourself. It's like buying discipline.

WhetherOrNot Tue 21-Jul-15 16:46:26

Try knowing exactly what you will be doing for the next 6 years on every day of the year. Their life is mapped out, organised, and precision managed at every turn.

Not for me thank you.

Nurserywindow Tue 21-Jul-15 16:48:33

It's such an easy life Princess Diana cracked up and Sarah Ferguson legged it after a few years.

HamishBamish Tue 21-Jul-15 16:53:00

I always assumed she was naturally thin and didn't have to starve herself, but maybe I'm wrong.

I think it really depends on your personality. Some of the busiest people I know achieve a huge amount, whilst others who don't work and have nannies and cleaners seem to do virtually nothing with their time.

Personally, I think she's doing quite well considering she only had a baby fairly recently.

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