Thursday 8 December 2016

Kate's look relied on army of helpers

Gordon Raynor

Published 04/05/2015 | 02:30

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born daughter outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London.
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born daughter outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London.

When she emerged from the Lindo Wing less than 10 hours after giving birth, the Duchess of Cambridge looked as though she had done nothing more strenuous than walk around the block.

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Her hair, make-up and outfit were as fresh as a breeze, but behind her stunning appearance was a small army of helpers.

Among them was the Duchess's personal hairdresser, Amanda Cook Tucker. Mrs Cook Tucker may also have helped the Duchess with her make-up.

For her outfit, the Duchess looked no further than Jenny Packham, one of her favourite designers and the woman who dressed her when she left the hospital with Prince George two years ago.

The bespoke silk shift dress with a buttercup design was cut to disguise what was left of the Duchess's baby bump, and was accessorised with plain nude court shoes.

Other important team members assisting after the birth were Natasha Archer, the Duchess's PA, Rebecca Deacon, her private secretary and the Duke's private secretary, Miguel Head.

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