It seems impossible to find a single shot where Kate Middleton doesn't look stunning. The Duchess of Cambridge always appears fresh and charming. So, how does she manage it? Let's take a few cues from the Duchess herself.
It's not that Kate has much room for experimentation — bold makeup isn't exactly recommended for members of the royal family. However, neutral makeup is precisely one of the secrets to successful photos. An even skin tone, a touch of blush, and highlighter can help capture light just right, while a natural shade of lipstick won't appear too flamboyant. Moreover, any makeup mishaps with bright tones are much more noticeable.
Avoid Direct Eye Contact
Notice that in most of Kate's photos, she doesn't look directly at the camera—her gaze is often directed over the camera or to the side. Typically, this approach guarantees a great shot, especially if taken on the move.
Needless to say, posture plays a critical role in striking a beautiful pose. A straight back and a chin parallel to the floor are the two main requirements. But there's a third secret: facing the camera with squared shoulders. This can emphasize the waist and visually elongate the legs.
Sitting poses can be a real challenge for inexperienced models. Aristocrats certainly set a precedent here. To always look graceful, follow Kate's lead—keep your knees and feet together and slightly tilt your legs.
Where should you place your hands in a photo? This can be maddening! Remember all the times you awkwardly tried to hide them? Next time you're unsure, just emulate Kate. She rarely deviates from her tried-and-true pose in static photos. Take note: even though Kate often holds one hand with the other, she doesn't clasp them too tightly. The essence of this pose is its effortlessness.