The Queen only has her make up done professionally for one particular event a year

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The Queen is undoubtedly the most talked-about woman in the world, and from her former security codename (it's Sharon) to her hilarious reaction to a guest tripping over one of her corgis, she never fails to make news.

This week, it was her beauty regime that got everyone talking as it emerged that despite attending official events constantly, the Queen only has her make up professionally done for one particular event a year.

Yes, really.

In royal dressmaker Angela Kelly's book, The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe, the detail that the 93-year-old Queen does her own make up was let slip.

The one annual event that the Queen has her make up done professionally for however is the recording of her Christmas speech.

'You might be surprised to know that this is the only occasion throughout the year when Her Majesty does not do her own makeup,' the book reads.

And it has since emerged that the Queen is quite the trend-setter, with granddaughters-in-law Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle both following suit.

'I was with her last month, and she was going on a public engagement,' Meghan's friend and make up artist Daniel Martin told PEOPLE of the Duchess of Sussex recently. 'Harry and I were sitting with the dogs, and we were all chatty, and she’s painting her nails. Except for her wedding, she does all her own makeup. Dresses herself, styles herself.'

He continued: 'She’s gotten more comfortable doing her own makeup. She loves makeup and she’s good at it! She’s been doing her makeup herself. She’s not fussy — she’s just trying to get it on and get out the door.'

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Jenny Proudfoot
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