Duchess of Cambridge donated 7 inches of hair to The Little Princess Trust

Kate reportedly made the donation anonymously. [photo: Getty]
Kate reportedly made the donation anonymously. [photo: Getty]

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are already known for their mental health activism, but that’s not where their goodwill ends.

Because a few months back, Kate donated seven inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust – a charity that gives away free, real-hair wigs to children who’ve lost theirs to illness.

The Sunday Express reported that the Duchess gave away her hair during a trip to the hairdressers, and she passed it on anonymously.

Helen Creese, a spokeswoman for the charity, told Metro: ‘It’s a complete surprise. Obviously we’re all absolutely delighted that she donated her hair, and we’re very grateful as well, just as we’re grateful to everyone who chooses to support the charity in this way, and so many people do.’

Kate gave her hair to The Little Princess Trust. [photo: Getty]
Kate gave her hair to The Little Princess Trust. [photo: Getty]

‘We’re assuming that she might have sent the donation anonymously.’

Usually when people donate their hair to the charity, they send it with their name and email address attached, so The Little Princess Trust can thank them properly.

However Ms Creese pointed out they do occasionally receive anonymous donations, and said: “It’s such a selfless act anyway to donate your hair to help a sick child or young adult.”

Kate isn’t the first high-profile donation the charity has received.

In 2016, One Direction’s Harry Styles chopped off his hair to be made into a wig.

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While Jessie J famously shaved her hair back in 2013 for the same charity.

Shailene Woodley, who played cancer patient Hazell Grace Lancaster in The Fault in Our Stars, shaved and donated her hair to Children with Hair Loss, and Amanda Seyfried donated hers to Locks for Love.

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