Kate Middleton Shocks Queen by Doing Own Wedding Makeup

kate middletonI have a confession to make. I'm not obsessed with the Royal Wedding. I know, I know, it's crazy talk, but it's true. I've never been one for big, star-studded weddings. I always skip the US Weeklys with celeb weddings on the cover in the grocery store line. They just don't interest me all that much. On the other hand, give me a couple pictures of Sienna Miller in an airport, and I'm in heaven!

In addition to my general disinterest in celebrity weddings, I'm not all that fascinated by Prince William and Kate Middleton period. I mean, Princess Diana was a wee bit before my time, and Prince William has always seemed kind of, well, boring. Sure, when I saw Kate, I thought, "Now she's awfully pretty," but it pretty much ended there. Until I heard she was planning on doing her own makeup at her wedding. Obsession commence.


First of all, the girl is beautiful, so she doesn't exactly need a team of humans making her up. Her skin is flawless, her brows are perfect, what more do you really need? But second of all -- que rebellious! The Queen must be quivering in her royal boots right about now since she already thinks their wedding has gotten too modern.

I think this is amazing, though. How fresh! How unpretentious! How un-princess-like! Weddings are so out of control these days. Half the time it seems like they're more about the hair extensions and the dress and the fake eyelashes than the marriage itself. This seems like a sweet, low-maintenance, she's-really-in-love-with-William gesture. And if this is any indication of their marriage, they should last a long time.

I, personally, didn't get my makeup or hair done at my own wedding (I had appointments, but circumstances dictated otherwise -- long story), and was perfectly happy with the way I looked. And when I think back to my wedding, I think more of my husband and my family and my friends than the hours it took to get ready. Granted, I'm not a princess, and my wedding wasn't broadcast for trillions of people to see. (Note: Kate, don't forget to put mascara on the outer layer of your lids! Makes a big difference.)

Truth be told, I really don't think Kate is going to wind up doing her own makeup on the big day. Chances are she'll either chicken out or someone will convince her otherwise. Either way, though, she's going to look stunning!

What do you think of Kate doing her own makeup? Did you do your own makeup?


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