Kate Cost

10.16.12

The $163,000 Question: What Does It Cost To Be Kate?

Vogue Australia does the math.

What does it cost to be Kate?
Vogue Australia has attempted to do the math and they have put a price on Kate's very glossy head—and they have come up with her number: $163,000 (or $159,000 Australian dollars).

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Here's the Aussie's math:

Fashion
The first bill for her clothes came in at $55,000 for six months. At this rate, the year will total $110,000.

Gym
The Clarence House gym is free, but Kate’s thrice-weekly workouts in a Central London gym such as Third Space would cost an annual membership of $2,018.

Beauty
The constant attention of the world requires the ministrations of her beauty elves:
 Deborah Mitchell Bee Venom facials.
The beautician treats Kate to glowing skin sans needles.
$249 a fortnight = $6,474

Hair
Richard Ward Hair and Metrospa. This holdover off Sloane Square must be doing something right.
Thrice weekly blow-dries plus Keratin Infusion extra moisture at $86 a pop = $13,416.

Cut: Morticia-length hair won’t work at a garden party: maintenance trim at $242 for long hair x 10 per year = $2,420.

Colour: Those rich, chocolate tones won’t apply themselves - L'Oréal Symbio and Fuente Organic colour for added gloss. $376 every six weeks = $3,008.

Make-up
Arabella Preston, make-up artist
For the royal wedding, Preston stuck to Kate’s own formula: “very polished, a defined eye, a relatively nude lip.”
Bobbi Brown is Kate’s range of choice. A year’s worth of full face make-up (buying every two months) in medium nude from the Bobbi Brown range, including Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation, $78; Sheer Color Lip Gloss, $42, and Creamy Matte Lip Colour, $44 = $984.

Skincare
Karin Herzog skincare
These goodies have made their way to the palace. Replenishing every two months: Professional Cleanser, $50; Vita-A-Kombi 1 day and night cream, $76; Vita-A-Kombi 3 Spot Zapper, $32 and The Oxygen Face Cream, $54. Annual cost = $1,272.

Nails
Marina Sandoval from the Jo Hansford salon famously travelled to Clarence House to create “natural, off-white and bridal” nails. A weekly mani/pedi at the salon annually = $6,708.

 Tan
A decent London salon charges $120; to spray twice a week for a year = $12,480.

Signature scent
Kate’s wedding fragrance, Illuminum's White Gardenia Petals: 2 bottles for the year = $310.

TOTAL:
Annual budget for the perfect princess: $159,090.