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Royally-obsessed fans: If you haven’t already read Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir, Spare, from cover-to-cover, then you probably don’t know about the very (and we mean very) awkward encounter Meghan Markle (41) and her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton (41) had back in the day over a tube of—get this—lip gloss. The Duke of Sussex details the entire incident in his novel, and if you are just dying to know the brand of the lip gloss, then you’ve come to the right place. Matte Lipstick Base
It all started before the couples made their highly anticipated appearance at the Royal Foundation Forum in 2018. Per an excerpt from his memoir (according to Page Six), Markle asked the Princess of Wales (formerly known as the Duchess of Cambridge) to use her lip gloss. Prince Harry referred to the gesture as an “American thing.”
He continued, “Kate, taken aback, went into her handbag and reluctantly pulled out a small tube. Meg squeezed some onto her finger and applied it to her lips. Kate grimaced.”
The lip gloss in question? Princess Catherine handed the duchess her trustworthy tube of Clarins Natural Lip Perfector ($28), a product that has been a staple in the royal’s purse for quite some time. Page Six also pointed out that the princess loves the product so much that she used the same tube of lipstick while attending Wimbledon in 2019.
Shortly after the incident, Harry hoped that the four of them “should’ve been able to laugh about” the situation and move on. However, that simply wasn’t the case because the duke felt that the media believed there was “something bigger” underneath the surface.
Who knew lip gloss could cause such a sticky situation?
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