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You Will Not Believe The Things Kate Middleton Has To Do At Christmas With The Queen

kate-middleton-christmas-queenWhen I go to my in-laws’ for Christmas, I mostly just have to deal with teetotaling and a couple very big dogs that like to jump on my face at 6 in the morning. But my in-laws do not include the Queen, and for Kate Middleton that holiday visit is a veritable Christmas pageant, with multiple costume changes and everything.

According to Vanity Fair, Christmas at the Queen’s residence involves five changes of clothes a day. (Christmas break at my house means not having to change my yoga pants or wear a bra until New Year’s.) Everyone has to bring a breakfast outfit, a lunch outfit, a tea outfit, a black tie gown for dinner, and something to wear for shooting or horseback riding. And you bring your suitcases and then cede all control over what you’re going to wear when, because that’s the maid’s job.

“It doesn’t matter a jot what suitcase you have, but all your clothes are pressed and put away and the maid chooses your dresses,” said Lady Elizabeth Anson, a cousin of the Queen’s. “In the morning you are dressed for breakfast, then you change for shooting. The Queen wears a skirt and so do most of the women. You come back to the house and change for tea at about 5:30 p.m. into a wool dress or a suit with a skirt. Then you have a quick change for dinner.”

That sounds like it might be fun once or twice, but it also makes sitting by the TV with mulled wine and old Christmas specials sound really relaxing. Also it involves a lot of packing, and packing is no fun at all. We wonder if all the ladies have to carry separate hat boxes for each of their little fascinators.

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  • anna

    I’ve been on vacation for almost a week now and finally forced myself out of my silk pajamas today for grocery shopping.

  • Andrea

    I don’t know., this sounds insanely fun to me. Five outfits in one day that I don’t have to decide on? Everyone catering to my every whim and not having to wash dishes, or cook for 10 hours straight, or clean the house, or put up with my father’s demand that every whim of his needs to be cater to (including someone serving his food)? Sign me up.

    • DuchessLazy

      Yeah but you’d have to be known as “Lazykins”, that’s a bummer.

    • Andrea

      Nah, it’s a compromise! LOL

    • DuchessLazy

      Oh no !
      :)

  • bythebayCK

    the least you could do as a writer is get the woman’s name correct. FIRED!

    • DuchessLazy

      Yes indeed. It should read “Waity Kate” Middleton.

  • DuchessLazy

    Waity and Willy do shoot and they kill birds,deer, and whatever else is unlucky in their path. Rather pathetic of them. You can see photos if you search of Google Images.

  • DuchessLazy

    This site recommends some pretty foul articles, really low…you’re being conditioned to be in the gutter…

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  • Lindsey Conklin

    oh man, high maintenance much? what it would be like to be royal!

  • joan36

    Ms. Licata, It’s their custom and probably not as big a deal as you make it. Why is it your business to criticize it? None of your business. I think it’s interesting. Sounds like fun to be pampered like that. More power to them.