Kate’s right-hand women! Hairdresser who shared snap of Duchess’ beauty products unloads her bags in Oslo – and …
The Duchess of Cambridge might have help carrying her bags wherever she goes, but the same luxury is not extended to members of her entourage.
Kate’s hairdresser and stylist were spotted unloading their own luggage as the royal plane touched down in Oslo for the second leg of the Scandinavian tour today.
Hair stylist Amanda Cook Tucker, who last week made headlines when she shared a snap of the Duchess’ must-have products, was seen struggling with a pull-along case as the group touched down in snowy Norway.
By her side was Natasha Archer, the trusted personal assistant and stylist behind Kate’s unusually daring tour ensembles.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker, centre, and stylist Natasha Archer, right, were spotted unloading their own luggage as the royal plane touched down in Oslo for the second leg of the Scandinavian tour today
Trusted stylist Natasha, pictured, is behind the unusually daring ensembles sported by Kate on the royal tour. She is pictured disembarking the royal plane carrying a case and hat box
AmandaCook Tucker, left, and Natasha Archer, right, battled snowy conditions as they unloaded their essentials from the plane. The aides will travel with Kate throughout the day
Glam kit: Amanda Cook Tucker shared a photo of the countless brushes, tools and cans of hair spray she will be taking with her
Now regulars on the Cambridges’ overseas tours, the royal aides women were helped by air crew as they unloaded small pieces of luggage from the plane, including a white hat box and leather beauty case.
They will travel with the royal couple as they carry out their engagements today, ensuring Kate, 36, never has a hair out of place.
They will also be on hand to help with any outfit changes as she continues a busy schedule with husband William.
Following their whirlwind visit to Sweden, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will spend two days in Norway, attending a formal dinner and enjoying a luncheon at Oslo’s Royal Palace, before returning to London on Friday afternoon.
Their final engagement in Stockholm was cancelled this morning due to heavy snow.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge land in snowy Oslo as they are met by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marittour on day three of their Royal Tour to Sweden and Norway – after wintry weather forced them to change their plans
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The Royal tour of Scandinavia rolls on, and today the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left Sweden and headed to Norway.
So far Kate has navigated the extreme weather very well, looking elegant at all times in everything from Swedish brands like Ida Sjöstedt and Fjallraven to her trusty British labels, Alexander McQueen and Erdem.
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The royal aides women were helped by air crew as they unloaded small pieces of luggage from the plane, including a white hat box and leather beauty case
Who is the Duchess of Cambridge’s stylist?
Natasha Archer, the Duchess of Cambridge’s personal assistant and stylist
Natasha Archer – or Tash as she is fondly known within the royal circle – has become a close friend of the Duchess following her appointment in 2014.
Officially a personal assistant, Ms Archer is also credited with helping Kate remodel her style.
She first caught the world’s attention in July 2013 when she was one of the only people – aside from the Royal family – seen entering the Lindo Wing after the birth of Prince George.
The PA, who studied Hispanic Studies at King’s College London, was seen carrying a dress bag and baby car seat, leading the world to question whether she hand-picked the now iconic blue and white polkadot dress that Kate stepped out in.
Now a regular on royal tours, she has since travelled to New Zealand, Canada and India with the Cambridges.
Natasha was also reportedly tasked with revamping Prince William’s wardrobe.
Ms Archer is married to royal photographer Chris Jackson, who is also often on the royal tours. The couple wed in near Bordeaux in April 2017.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s assistants Sophie Agnew, left, and Natasha Archer, right, with hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker, centre, in Bhutan with the Cambridges in 2016
Kate, who is six months pregnant, wore a slate blue Catherine Walker coat over a Séraphine maternity dress as she and William were greeted on the runway by Crown Prince Haakon and his wife, Crown Princess Mette-Marit.
The outfit marks a return to form for Kate after she divided opinion when she stepped out in a blue Erdem dress for an event in Stockholm.
The pregnant Duchess, 36, opted for a floral patterned velvet dress with bell sleeves and a ruffle around the hem, a departure from her usual choice of shift dresses with clean lines and minimal patterns.
Fans weren’t sure what to make of the new look with some declaring the Erdem dress she wore to a reception at the Fotografiska Gallery ‘old and frumpy’.
Despite the slight misstep, Kate has been largely praised for her wardrobe on the tour, which have been more fashion-forward than her usual attire.
The two royals appeared to be getting along famously as they chatted at Oslo’s Gardermoen Airport. The two couples are now travelling into the city centre for luncheon at the Royal Palace with the King and Queen of Norway
The glamorous Duchess is last to disembark the plane after a short flight from Stockholm to Oslo on Thursday morning. Heavy snow forced the couple to cancel a scheduled visit to Uppsala airbase at the last minute, but they arrived at Oslo on time
She looked at her polished best in a green Catherine Walker ensemble for her first day in the Swedish capital, which she followed with a saffron yellow satin Erdem gown for the evening’s black tie dinner.
Yesterday Kate channelled Princess Diana in a custom Catherine Walker coat which looked strikingly like one worn by her late mother-in-law at Sandringham in 1990.
Today the royals will join the King and Queen for lunch at Oslo’s Royal Palace before visiting Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park within the palace gardens, which opened last year to mark the 25th anniversary of King Harald V’s reign.
The couple will round off their first day in Norway with a dinner at the Palace alongside members of government, leaders in business and people from the Norwegian creative industries.
Natasha Archer is believed to be behind the eye-catching ensembles Kate wore in Stockholm. This Catherine Walker coat, left, and Erdem dress, right, were a departure from her usual style
Who is the Duchess of Cambridge’s hairdresser and what products does she use?
Amanda Cook Tucker has been Kate’s hairdresser since the couple visited the Far East on a Diamond Jubilee Visit in September 2012. Pictured, Mrs Cook Tucker on the tour to India in 2016
Amanda Cook Tucker has been Kate’s hairdresser since the couple visited the Far East on a Diamond Jubilee Visit in September 2012.
Now a regular on the Cambridges’ overseas tours, she was credited with giving Kate heat-proof hair that defied the humid Asian weather.
With every aspect of her appearance is subject to intense scrutiny, Mrs Cook Tucker must always be on-hand to ensure Kate never has a hair out of place.
She was called into action soon after the birth of Kate’s children, travelling to the private maternity unit of St Mary’s hospital in London to prepare the Duchess’s brunette locks before she was photographed by the world’s Press.
Before joining Kate’s staff she was certainly not a stranger to Royal circles having cut William and Harry’s hair since they were children.
Her ex-husband Neville Tucker also has Royal connections: his Knightsbridge salon held the Royal Warrant from 1980 to 1994 and he worked closely with the Queen’s longest-serving hairdresser, Charles Martyn.
However Mrs Cook Tucker was thrust into the spotlight when she shared a photo of the brushes, tools and cans of hair spray she was packing to take with her on the royal Scandinavian tour in early 2018.
The expansive haul of hair products – including no less than 13 brushes, six combs and two hairdryers – gave a fascinating insight into just how much work goes into keeping Kate’s glossy mane intact.
Mrs Cook Tucker was thrust into the spotlight when she shared a photo of the brushes, tools and cans of hair spray she was packing to take with her on the royal tour of Scandinavia, pictured. The picture, above, was widely circulated on social media
The products included:
3 x hairbrushes
. 6 x combs
. 3 x curling tongs
. 1 x heatproof mat
. 3 x foreign plug converters
. 2 x plug extension leads
. 2 x hairdryers
The snap was shared widely online after being posted on Twitter.