Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, consistently sports long, dark, famously shiny hair. However, it seems she’s also going for a 2020 makeover—and her new look is downright bold…by royal standards. The mother of three got caramel blonde highlights and she looks lovely!
Middleton debuted the new hue in a video posted to the Kensington Royal Instagram account, thanking participants for showcasing their work in her Hold Still photography project. Middleton, a longtime photography enthusiast—she takes almost all of the portraits and candids of her family that we see released on holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions—launched the Hold Still project in May in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery.
In the video posted this November, she mentions that 31,000 images of life under lockdown were submitted. Of those, 100 pictures were selected and then exhibited online and across the country on billboards, bus stop ads, screens, and other public spaces.
Kate Middleton’s hair transformations have always been subtle, yet on-point. In July of this year, she sported some shorter layers to frame her face (as the Brits would call it, “fringe,”) and was leaning toward a sort of chestnut-y color. Last fall, she played around with honey highlights, too, so maybe this is her autumnal tradition? Just as the leaves change color, so too does the hair on the head of Kate Middleton. Foliage, but make it fashion.
Given how strict royal protocols can, it’s unlikely we’ll see her do anything more dramatic than this. But, for what it’s worth, we think she looks great with blue tips or a big pink streak. Better yet, what if she brought back her bangs from 2016 (or, as the British would call it, “fringe”)?