Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Kate Middleton’s style has had the world captivated since she first started dating Prince William back in 2004. Whether it’s her custom made designer earrings or her gorgeous new haircut, everyone wants to emulate her – and her influence is such that everything she wears sells out, with some companies suffering the ‘Kate Middleton effect’ thanks to their royally-approved new popularity.
However, the Duchess is keen to let people know that despite popular opinion, she isn’t perfect.
Kate and Prince William are currently on a tour of Poland and Germany with their little ones, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The royals are said to be smoothing over relations with EU leaders in the wake of Britain’s Brexit vote, and are even due to meet with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.
During her time in Poland, Kate was approached by a group of students who were eager to tell their idol that she was ‘beautiful and perfect’ – but Kate’s response will make you smile.
One student, Magda Mordaka, told the Mirror Online: ‘We are fans of the British monarchy. We have a Facebook group. We love [Kate Middleton’s] style, and her contact with people. We were waiting for this visit from the very beginning. What would she wear? Would she bring the children?
‘We were telling her that she is beautiful and perfect.’
And what did the Duchess of Cambridge have to say about that? According to reports, she looked the teenagers in the eye and reminded them that there is no such thing as perfect.
‘She said it’s not true,’ Mordaka explained. ‘[She said] it’s just good make-up.’
It’s typical of Kate to want to shut down the idea that she is ‘perfect’. She has often talked about the struggles of parenthood to break the illusion that their family life is without difficulties, and more recently she has been attempting to destigmatize mental health with William and her brother-in-law, Prince Harry.
Good for you, Kate!