We thought being a real live princess would be cool and all until we found out about one kinda major royal rule: Colorful manicures are a no-go. (Yes, you read that right.)
Why else do you think Kate Middleton is always out and about—attending official events or chasing after George and Char—donning a nude albeit chic hue? Rumor has it that bold nail colors are restricted under royal etiquette rules, and wearing a pop of color, even a delicate lavender, can draw far too much attention away from important princess duties and that signature clean, tailored royal style. Damn.
Still, we have a theory: Since Kate does seem to cherish wearing a variety of sensible (and closed-toe) pumps, could it be she’s hiding her most eye-catching nail colors in pedicure form? That’s one detail that stays between Kate and her royal manicurist, of course.