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Kate Middleton's nifty hack for keeping her face mask snug is so genius

The royal mainly wears Amaia Kids masks

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Fiona Ward
Fiona WardActing Fashion and Beauty Editor
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The Duchess of Cambridge has quickly adapted her royal wardrobe to adapt to covid guidelines, and has made sure her cotton face masks complement her outfits perfectly.

But have you noticed that Kate's face coverings always look perfectly fitted and snug? There's no chance of her having to shuffle it around, or stop it from slipping, like many of us find. 

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The Duchess gets the majority of her face masks from Amaia Kids, where she often shops for her children's clothes - and though there are both adult and kids masks available, many fans think that she opts for the miniature sizes in order to keep them well-fitted.

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Plenty of royal watchers have even taken to social media to debate her choice, though after trying the masks ourselves, HELLO! can reveal that Kate does choose to wear the children's sizes - though both masks look very similar. She may even tighten the elastic strands to give a closer fit.

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Kate likes to keep her masks snug and secure


So if you find your mask is always baggy and slipping, consider opting for a children's size like clever royal Kate!

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The Duchess does wear masks from other brands and designers occasionally, but clearly loves the smaller fit, as she often opts for the same shape. 

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Wearing the Amaia Kids face mask in the children's size (left), and adult's size (right)

She wore a tartan face covering from Emilia Wickstead to match her beautiful dress from the label back in December.

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Even better, her favourite Amaia Kids masks donate 30 per cent of profits to NHS Charities Together - so the royal's choices often have a philanthropic element, too.

Kate's favourite floral face masks have certainly sparked a trend. When she first stepped out wearing one in August 2020, digital fashion aggregator Lyst reported a 185 per cent spike in searches for 'floral', 'Liberty print' and 'ditsy print' face masks within 24 hours. Now that's the Kate effect!

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