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Kate Middleton Just Like Us: Won't Take A Lady-In-Waiting On U.S. Trip!

Mon, May 16, 2011 9:53am EDT by Add first Comment
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Kate and Prince William will go low-maintenance on their trip to the United States — only taking a small entourage, all the details!

Kate Middleton and Prince William travel more like normal people than royalty. Kate doesn’t want to take a lady-in-waiting on their trip to America in July — and plans to get ready for the cameras on her own. William also prefers to get dressed without the help of an aide.

“Kate is very low maintenance,” a source tells the UK’s Daily Mail. “She said she doesn’t want a lady-in-waiting.”

Kate didn’t need anyone to do her makeup for her wedding and she doesn’t want help as she travels. “She did her own wedding day makeup and is confident doing her makeup for the cameras,” explains the source. But “that may change but she’ll see how she copes on this tour.”

And unlike his father Prince Charles who required someone to put his toothpaste on to his brush, William feels a bit more capable of handling his own personal care routine. “He likes to dress himself and keep things as simple as possible,” says the source.

In fact, the couple plans to take only about 6-10 aides with them. That’s far fewer than the 30 that regularly accompanied Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

“It has not been decided who is going, but it’s likely to be no more than ten aides,” says a spokesperson.

Kate won’t be taking a stylist with her. But she will have some help planning her outfits before she goes. And, she has notified her hair dresser, James Pryce, to be ready to travel as well just in case.

Other likely members to travel with the royal party include: William’s private secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, his engagement secretary Thea Garwood, the couple’s press secretary Miguel Headm and former U.S. Ambassador that now acts as the couple’s senior advisor Sir David Manning.

BFFs — do you think it’s appropriate that Kate and Prince William travel so low maintenance? Share your thoughts with us!

– Lindsey DiMattina

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