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Queen Elizabeth II does her own makeup

According to Cosmopolitan, the queen is the creative force behind her style and does her own makeup, even for events that are very formal or important. The monarch makes a single exception: Christmas. More specifically, the queen hires a professional makeup artist named Marilyn Widdess to do her makeup so that she can look her best during the annual Royal Christmas Message.

Queen Elizabeth may be a royal legend, but there are a few surprising relatable tidbits that have been coming to light in the past few weeks thanks to Angela Kelly’s book, The Other Side of the Coin: the Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe — the most recent one being that the British queen does her own makeup, just like Us!

She clarifies that for this annual event Queen Elizabeth hires makeup artist Marilyn Widdess to create her look prior to filming.

Though the book has yet to be released, small excerpts have been shared with publications little by little, teasing fans with interesting little anecdotes.

Just last week, a magazine revealed a passage that confirmed the queen loves a good bargain. So much so, that the 51-year-old dressmaker once almost missed a flight home thanks to a good deal on fabric in Singapore.

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