Congrats again to Kate Middleton and Prince William on the safe arrival of their newborn son! Like she did with her previous two babies, Kate has once again made a glamorous debut just seven hours after giving birth on the stairs of the Lindo Wing, preened to perfection and without a single hair out of place. Meanwhile, us mere mortals are lucky if we can leave the house with matching socks and go an entire day without spilling food on our jeans. Seriously Kate, we salute you!
And let’s face it, if the world’s media was camped outside the hospital awaiting your departure post-birth — wouldn’t you want all the help possible to look your very best? But don’t think for a second that the 36-year-old just rolled out of her birthing suite all glammed-up and ready to go without any help. Scroll down to meet Kate’s royal glam squad who help her look picture-perfect!
Natasha Archer, Kate’s stylist
Natasha Archer, Kate’s PA-turned-stylist, is the creative mind behind some of Kate’s most iconic looks. The fashion-forward Brit, who is married to Getty Images royal photographer Chris Jackson, was spotted leaving St. Mary’s Hospital in London at around 10 a.m. local time on Monday, April 23, presumably to drop off Kate’s classic red Peter Pan-collared dress by Jenny Packham and a pair of nude heels.
Natasha was reportedly also on-hand to help pick Kate’s polka-dot blue frock after Prince George’s birth in 2013. The Duchess is said to admire Natasha’s own personal style and gets her to order outfits online and call in looks from designers around the world. We all need a woman like Natasha in our life!
Kate’s stylist Natasha Archer.
Amanda Cook Tucker, Kate’s hairstylist
Princess perfection is all about those bouncy, blow-dried locks — a style that Kate is the queen of! Enter Amanda Cook-Tucker, the Duchess’s personal hairstylist who has once again worked her magic on the new mom inside the Lindo Wing.
Amanda has reportedly been styling Kate’s locks since 2012 and is paid a cool $419 plus travel costs per blow-dry. According to reports, Amanda even got to cuddle newborns Prince George and Princess Charlotte before their grandparents. Ahh, the perks of working for the royals!
Kate’s hairstylist Amanda Cook Tucker.
Arabella Preston, Kate’s makeup artist
When it comes to her makeup, Kate always opts for a natural, classic look. And for baby No. 3, it was no exception with the Duchess positively glowing with a soft blush on her cheeks, her trademark black eyeliner, and a subtle pink lip gloss. The mother-of-three has been known to do her own make-up, most notably doing a DIY job for her 2011 wedding day. But after childbirth, it’s most likely a different story! While unconfirmed, it’s suspected make-up artist Arabella Preston may have helped Kate.
Kate’s makeup artist Arabella Preston.
Maria Borrallo, Kate’s nanny
While not technically part of a glam squad per se, having the luxury of a super-nanny on-hand to look after Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and the new royal baby certainly saves Kate a few stress lines and grey hairs! Nanny Maria is a crucial part of team Cambridge and was hired by Kensington Palace a few months before Prince George’s birth in 2013. The Spaniard was personally vetted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and has forged a close bond with the family.
Maria comes from the finest of royal traditions being a graduate from Norland College, training ground for the nurseries of the British aristocracy. Norland is the most prestigious nanny college in the world and Maria’s training included special Martial Arts self-defense and “skid pan” stunt driving training to get away from paparazzi at high speed.
Kate and William’s nanny Maria Borrallo.
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This post was written by Bella Brennan. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.