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The public hangs onto Kate Middleton
's every fashionable purchase and outfit. But the new Duchess of Cambridge wants to be careful to not be perceived as a clothes horse, especially on her upcoming North American tour.
St. James' Palace posted an internal ad for a housekeeper and dresser for the trip, but Kate requested it be removed as she felt it was a waste of money. For the 9-day trip, she will pack her own outfits and do her own makeup. The only person, aside from secretaries and aides, who will help Kate on the trip will be her hairstylist, James Pryce. He will help ensure her hair is perfectly blown out at all times, of course.
Kate has only been a Royal for a few weeks, but already she's changing the way the public perceives the family. What do you think of her frugal measures?
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