Royal beauty, health & wellness secrets
We reveal the beauty products, diet plans and training programmes that get the royal seal of approval
Train with a royal PT
Joe Wicks who? The Queen’s great-nephew, Arthur Chatto, is the athletic royal we’d burpee with all day long. The 21-year-old is a personal trainer at BoundFitness, Edinburgh, while completing his geography degree at the university.
However, with gyms closed during the UK’s Lockdown 3 he’s started posting workouts on Instagram, like this 50-min HITT one. “I specialise in strength and endurance training,” says Princess Margaret’s grandson. “I’ve found physical training to be an essential cornerstone in improving my own mental health.” Arthur, you’re definitely improving ours. Follow him here.
Try Camilla’s bee venom mask
A moisturiser made from the venom of worker bees is the unusual skincare choice of Camilla and Catherine. Deborah Mitchell, Camilla’s facialist and the woman behind the Bee Venom Mask, £86.50, used HRH to try out her new invention. “I started treating the Duchess of Cornwall with samples of it … before anyone knew it existed,” she said, “and she loved the results.” It says it tightens, lift and smooth lines, as an alternative to Botox. Kerry tried a sample and felt fabulous for five minutes, until it ran out and she went back to normal.
Drink Meghan’s ethical SuperLattes
The Duchess has invested in Clevr Blends, a female-led wellness start-up that makes the world’s first instant oat milk lattes. Meghan says it’s, “a product I personally love and has a holistic approach to wellness”.
The vegan SuperLattes (Oprah’s a fan) come in four varieties, Matcha, Chai, Golden and Coffee. Ingredients include mushrooms, probiotics, coconut cream, and adaptogens (herbs and roots used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicinal traditions). A 14-serving bag cost $28 (£21) each. Fancy a frothy coffee? Buy yours here
Stock up on Clarins, like the Queen
The Queen has been using the French brand ever since she commissioned a special shade of lipstick for her coronation in 1953 and still wears their lipstick. She regularly uses Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment, £23, as well as Ever Matte Mineral Powder Compact, £28. Catherine was spotted buying a bottle of Total Eye Lift, £58.
Do the Dukan just like the Duchess
Catherine reportedly went on the Dukan Diet before her wedding and after her three pregnancies. Created in the seventies by Dr Pierre Dukan, it’s a high protein, low-fat, low-carb diet, with a focus on vegetables, healthy fats and oils.
It may be an effective weight-loss plan (two kilos every five days in some cases), but it’s not recommended by medics long-term, as carbs are an essential part of any balanced diet. We agree: what on earth would Mary Berry say, cake gives us life.
And get Catherine’s glow
One of these cult bottles of Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, £19.50, sells every 20 seconds around the world – especially after it was revealed Catherine used it throughout her pregnancies. It can be applied as a moisturiser on the face and body and many people also report it fades stretchmarks and scars.
Try the abs machine Meghan swears by
Meghan reckons that a Megaformer machine changed her body after just two classes. The contraption is similar to a Pilates reformer - but with extra bells and whistles. Designed by trainer and CEO of Lagree Fitness, Sebastien Lagree, it aims to merge Pilates with cardio, but in a low-impact way.
Not only does it sculpt your stomach and carve a strong core, but a 45-minute class claims to burn 800 calories. Reviews say it’s very hard and sweaty. If you still fancy it, look for classes here.
Protect your jewels with Eight Hour Cream like the Queen
Elizabeth Arden is a royal warrant holder and The Queen is a fan of their original Eight Hour Cream, £28, as is Prince Harry, who used it on his trip to the South Pole in 2013. Her Majesty also likes the brand’s Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick in red.