Kate and Camilla had a pre-wedding pampering party

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When Kate weds Will this morning, she'll give him a hand in marriage that's been freshly custom-manicured, thanks to Camilla.

By Lisa Marsh

The bride will put her best "hand" forward.

When Prince William exchanges rings with Kate Middleton, he will be putting it on a hand that was freshly manicured, compliments of Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

In a bit of pre-wedding pampering, Middleton and the Duchess shared a manicure party at Clarence House Thursday. Marina Sandoval, a manicurist at the Jo Hansford salon tended to both women, giving Middleton a "signature manicure," which included a hand massage, filing, buffing and polishing.

And Middleton is wearing a color that was blended just for her by combining Bourjois 28 Rose Lounge and Essie 423 Allure.

"Catherine wanted something very natural looking and I felt these matched her skin color beautifully," Sandoval said. "She wanted something off-white and bridal, so these were absolutely perfect."

Instead of exhibiting pre-wedding jitters, Middleton was simply excited.

"I can't tell you how excited she was," Sandoval said. "She was so happy and spoke about how much she was looking forward to the wedding. She didn't display an ounce of nerves and said she was just happy that the day was here at last."

And Camilla? There's no word on her color, but she had her polish refreshed, after a full-on manicure earlier in the week. 


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