To think that being the Duchess of Cambridge is a full time job in itself.
dougieroseagain · 21/07/2015 14:38
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?
Ragwort · 21/07/2015 15:09
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.
EponasWildDaughter · 21/07/2015 15:56
Looking decent is not a full time job!
There are plenty of women with full time jobs who look just as good who don't have
- 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.
TheCraicDealer · 21/07/2015 16:02
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.
lilacblossomtime · 21/07/2015 16:18
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.
HamishBamish · 21/07/2015 16:53
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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