Prince William and Kate Middleton's first official visit to India and Bhutan is well underway and, as predicted, all eyes are on the popular royals throughout their week-long tour. OK, if we’re being honest: Our eyes are always on the duchess (no shade to Wills) when she steps out, whether on official duty or a social call; but this time, we are absolutely transfixed by every. single. dazzling. knockout look she treats us to.
There’s simply never a time the Duchess of Cambridge looks out of place. From her perfectly tailored outfits to her envy-inducing glossy hair, she’s the consummate example of clean, classic dressing. But beyond the 34-year-old royal’s exterior beauty and timeless style, there’s more (LOTS more) to take notice of and appreciate.
We turned to etiquette expert Myka Meier to find out what exactly goes into creating the Duchess of Cambridge’s pitch perfect persona. Meier, who founded Beaumont Etiquette and trained in London under a former member of the royal household of Her Majesty the Queen, even designed an intensive course called The Duchess Effect, outlining just how to achieve the mother-of-two’s style and social graces. While most of us commoners probably wouldn’t be beholden to such strict conventions on the regular, there are heaps of helpful tips we can incorporate into our everyday lives—after all, who couldn’t use a bit of polish and elegance?
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From the proper way to hold a tea cup to replicating the duchess's mani at home, read on for more fun tips below.