The beauty trick Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge uses during royal video calls revealed

Who would’ve thought she’d do this?

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to Cardiff Castle with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on December 08, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has been undertaking a greater number of video calls as the effects of the pandemic continue and now some have claimed she uses a certain beauty trick for her video appearances. 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, along with many other members of the Royal Family, including the Queen herself, has been increasingly relying on video calls over recent months. With the ongoing effects of the pandemic and the UK’s third lockdown making it impossible to conduct in-person royal engagements, video calls are a brilliant way for the royals to carry out their important duties. 

It’s understood that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been spending lockdown at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, with their three children. 

And it seems that when it comes to making her virtual appearances slightly better lit despite the home setting, Duchess Catherine may have adopted a certain technique.

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According to Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl: “She has set up a DIY shoot location at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, where the Cambridges are spending the lockdown, and apparently has a special stand for her laptop and a ring light to ensure the shot is well lit.”

She explained that: “For the most part William and Kate have become self-sufficient at working from home, filming their virtual engagements by themselves”, though they are thought to have their own videographer.

‘Sources close to the Duchess say that Kate has become more confident in front of the camera and has learned to enjoy rather than dread video calls”, Ms. Nicholl also revealed.

She went on to share that Vanity Fair had also been told that the Duchess “chooses her own outfits” and does her own hair and make-up.

This comes after the Duchess of Cambridge recently took part in several video calls, with clips being posted on the official Kensington Royal Instagram page.

Just last week, Duchess Catherine spoke with fellow parents about the challenges lockdown has posed to families. As part of this heartfelt video appearance, she also revealed a particularly sweet insight into her relationship with Prince William. 

When asked to write the name of the person who had been the greatest support to them during this time, Duchess Catherine revealed that her husband had been hers.

With the UK’s lockdown not set to lift until at least mid-February, we might have to wait a little longer to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge conducting royal engagements in person.

But we can’t wait to get a glimpse of their next insightful video appearances!

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.

Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.

In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for 

After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!