Pretend You're a Duchess and We'll Guess Your Favorite Designer
By: Jennifer Post
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About This Quiz
The title of Duchess is only given to women who marry into the royal family. It cannot be inherited, either. That means if you're a duchess, you have an exclusive title as well as a special place within the royal family. It can be hard feeling like an outsider, especially if you didn't carry a royal title to begin with, like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. There are so many rules to learn. Because we live in an era where media rules everything, and there are almost no secrets, the rules of the royals have pretty much become common knowledge.
But even with all of the guidelines, there is still the fun part of being a duchess. People look to them for fashion inspiration probably the most. When Kate married Prince William, it was only a matter of time before other designers were copying her wedding dress. Whenever she wears something, it sells out almost immediately. The same now goes for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Their style is exactly what you would expect from royal women but with an updated feel and a personal touch. They have their favorite designers, and you have yours. Want us to guess what it is? Pretend you're a duchess and we will!
You're about to be a duchess! What style do you want for your wedding dress?
Something tailored and form-fitting
Long sleeved and covered in sparkles
Classically poofy and white
White taffeta with an off the shoulder look
Even as husband and wife, are you OK with not really being allowed to hug each other in public?
That makes it more special at home.
If it's protocol, then that's just the way it is.
While you can't make your own money, you do get to work hard. How does that sound?
That's the name of the game.
Improving people's lives is more important than money.
It's time for an official evening engagement! Are you dying to put on your tiara?
I've been looking forward to it all day.
I'm just excited for a night out.
Give me all the diamonds!
It's nice to feel important.
Before the evening, you have a few day time appearances. What color fascinator are you going with?
Which type of charity would you most like to be the royal patron of?
When you're not on an official engagement, what can you be found doing?
Have you mastered your curtsy?
It's as good as it's going to get.
I'm just hoping no one notices.
When it comes time to meet other royals, are you sure about how you're supposed to greet each one?
I think I've got it down!
I might need a reminder from the Duke.
Do you enjoy appearances without your Duke by your side?
No, but I know it'll happen.
It's nice to be my own person sometimes.
You love having your nails painted! Which color do you normally go with?
How many ribbon cuttings can you do in one day?
More than one would be absurd.
How many ribbon cuttings are needed in one day?
Is traveling one of your favorite parts of being a duchess?
It's exhausting but rewarding.
It's nice down time before the festivities.
It's not my favorite, but I don't hate it.
Sitting when you're in the spotlight can bring a lot of scrutiny. Do you have your duchess slant down?
I'll never not want to cross my legs.
I prefer to cross at the ankle.
Could you live without social media?
I'd want an official page.
It would be hard but I could do it.
Does it excite you that people have to bow and curtsy to you when you enter or leave a room?
Not gonna lie, it's pretty great.
It makes me feel kind of weird, but I appreciate the gesture.
I respect all that tradition.
Is your life made easier by not being allowed to take a political stance?
At least I can't get into political fights.
I stay educated regardless.
I can have one, just not publicly.
Which past/present royal's style would you like to copy?
Since your wardrobe can't include black, what colors would you wear the most of?
I'd wear every other possible color.
Going to the salon often is a rule, but it sounds like more of a gift. Can you live with that?
Who couldn't live with that?
Sounds like some good "me" time.
Yes, my natural hair could use some enhancements.
If you marry into the royal family, are you cool with spending every Christmas at the Palace?
Kind of sounds like Christmas at Hogwarts.
As long as I'm with my husband, I don't care.
Are you able to keep your emotions under control even in heated public situations? The Duchess of Cambridge has no choice!
I actually don't know about that.
Just call me the Ice Queen
In a world of female empowerment, is it acceptable to have to walk two steps behind your husband during official engagements?
It's not really up to me.
I don't like it, but I get it.
I have no problem with it.
I'll shine on my own engagements.
For your wedding bouquet, it must include the Myrtle flower. Do you even know what that is?
I don't but I'm sure it's beautiful.
The Queen gets what the Queen wants.
I don't really care about flowers anyway.
As long as it's not a rose, I'm good.
When you give birth to more little royals, will you cut back on engagements?
I want to be a working mom.
No, unless they interfere with raising my children properly.
I'll bring the kids as much as I can when they're old enough.
Hosting dinner parties as a duchess comes with a lot of responsibility. Are you up to the task?
I live for a good dinner party.
I welcome the responsibility!
As long as I don't have to cook
When you do cook, can you live without garlic since the Queen doesn't like it?
I can learn other flavor enhancers.
That would be tough for me.
What if she's not eating it?
If someone gives you a gift you don't really like, how are you supposed to act?
I'll throw it away later.
Upon pregnancy, everything is kept pretty secret until birth. Does that sound good?
It would have to be a secret from me too or else I'll slip.
I don't need people knowing my business.
I prefer it that way actually.
Do you pay much attention to the angle of your jaw when smiling for photos?
I didn't know there was a rule about that.
The angle of the jaw can make or break your appearance.
I always think about how I look in photos.
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