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To think Kate Middleton should be allowed to wear nail polish?

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Butterfly98 Tue 19-Nov-19 21:43:20

I was browsing through an old Vanity Fair from 2017 at hairdressers today and read a piece on the RF. Apparently the Queen thinks coloured nail polish is 'vulgar and does not meet Royal Standards'! So I guess that doesn't just apply to herself as Kate looked great as usual at the Royal Variety Show last night apart from her hands! I think a splash of nail colour would have been nice! Nothing garish or anything but it would have completed her outfit. What do you think?

Likethebattle Tue 19-Nov-19 21:44:39

It’s up to her. I carrot ever wear any nail
Polish and it hasn’t affected my life negatively.

Ohyesiam Tue 19-Nov-19 21:47:33

Did the queen tell you this herself?

VanyaHargreeves Tue 19-Nov-19 21:47:52

I can't say I'm particularly invested in other women's nails

I doubt anything would happen to her if she did wear coloured nails

It's not like she'd be dragged to the Tower

MacavityTheDentistsCat Tue 19-Nov-19 21:48:00

Yes, I agree. If she likes it, she should be able to wear it (assuming she currently doesn't because she's been instructed not to) . Funnily enough, I also thought a bit of nail polish would look nice when I saw the pictures.

DobbyTheHouseElk Tue 19-Nov-19 21:49:27

She’s been married a while now. I think kate Cambridge is her name.

BanKittenHeels Tue 19-Nov-19 21:50:05

I can’t wear nail polish due to my job and I love a chance to wear it. I wore it every day of mat leave and I do miss it a bit.

I certainly wouldn’t let my husband’s grandma tell me what I could and couldn’t wear. I hope to see her in what one of my patients described as “coffin nails” soon, purely for the outcry from middle England.

MamaWeasel Tue 19-Nov-19 21:54:21

I dare say she wears it when she's not "on royal duties"....

BanjoStarz Tue 19-Nov-19 21:56:05

@DobbyTheHouseElk I don’t think that’s correct.

She doesn’t have a surname at all...she’s HRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge...if we’re going to be pedantic.

I bet she wears pink sparkly toe nail polish though, if she’s really not allowed to wear finger nail polish.

TabbyMumz Tue 19-Nov-19 21:59:11

I think the Queen is right. I dislike nail polish, and do see the point of it, especially when women have those really long pointed fake nails. I know other people like them and that's fine but I just think they look ridiculous.

TabbyMumz Tue 19-Nov-19 22:00:31

I actually think though I think Kate makes her own mind up and it's not seen to be nice in her circles.

MissSueDenim Tue 19-Nov-19 22:01:20

Yeah there are quite a few pictures of her wearing red polish on her toes when she wears sandals.

Bluntness100 Tue 19-Nov-19 22:02:38

Do you refer to all married women who have taken their husbands name by their maiden names op?

Bluerussian Tue 19-Nov-19 22:06:31

I don't know how true that story is and anyway it may only be an opinion, the Queen cannot dictate what make up her family use.

The thing will nail varnish is that you have to keep it up; take it off and replenish regularly, when it's chipped it's awful. I used to wear it when I was at work and when going out, colour co-ordinated with whatever I wore. My nails weren't all that good and polish disguised that. Used to keep it in the fridge (someone told me that was the best way to store it). I don't now, haven't bothered for ages but might if I go out somewhere special.

HundredMilesAnHour Tue 19-Nov-19 22:06:34

I thought Kate wears the same nail polish as the Queen? (Essie's Ballet Slippers) Looks natural but polished.

I imagine she's got better things to think about being future Queen and mother to 3 children and all that.

Wildorchidz Tue 19-Nov-19 22:07:12

I would think that the Queen is very much wishing that her grandson’s wife’s nails were the only thing she had to fret about this week.

TooManyPaws Tue 19-Nov-19 22:07:52

The Queen herself wears nail polish - Essie Ballet Slippers.

Colour is great for toes but can look a bit tacky on hands, especially if you chip it when you're out.

Butterfly98 Tue 19-Nov-19 22:11:58

@Bluntness100 and @DobbyTheHouseElk what century are you living in?! A lot of married women (if not most) these days continue to use their 'own' name. They don't 'take' their husbands name! Often it's for simplicity purposes such as having to change passports, work ID, driving licences etc. Some women also feel very strongly about 'keeping' their maiden name and individuality.

SlightlyBonkersQFA Tue 19-Nov-19 22:19:04

I'd say the Queen is past caring about nude shoes and nail polish.

VanyaHargreeves Tue 19-Nov-19 22:19:45

That isn't what they meant I don't think

She has a name

It is akin to starting a thread saying

Do you think Camilla Shand should be allowed to wear makeup?

That was her name, once, it isn't now and hasn't been in years

Louiselouie0890 Tue 19-Nov-19 22:20:28

Its her job, dont we all have dress regulations in work

Freddiefox Tue 19-Nov-19 22:20:50

I think kate Cambridge is her name.

Not to be pedantic but I think it Katherine Cambridge

wishingitwasfriday Tue 19-Nov-19 22:21:18

But she has taken her husbands surname.

Anyway, wearing nail varnish on my fingernails makes me feel funny and so I don't wear it. Nothing to do with work or someone telling me that I can't.

Supersimkin2 Tue 19-Nov-19 22:23:21

Royal duchesses don't have surnames, the first name is enough. Ditto queens and princesses. Monarchs are first name + R (either Regina or Rex).

If you're a peer (male), you only sign your surname eg Marlborough, Devonshire, etc. Peeresses get both, eg Sarah Marlborough, Deborah Devonshire. They're normal duchesses, not HRH.

Pixxie7 Tue 19-Nov-19 22:23:44

It’s part of the dress code for royals but she is allowed a clear or light pink.

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