Duchess of Cambridge brings back 90s hair trend during first work outing of 2017

·Editor, Yahoo Life UK
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Today, the Duchess of Cambridge resumed her royal duties for 2017 with a visit to the Anna Freud Centre in London, which she’s worked with on numerous occasions to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Wearing a £1,650 belted blue coat by Eponine, paired with teamed with her go-to navy pumps by Rupert Sanderson, Kate looked as elegant as ever for the trip to the children’s centre. But what we didn’t expect to see was the 35-year-old wearing butterfly clips – the hair clips that the female world couldn’t get enough of back in the 90s.

[Photo: Getty]
[Photo: Getty]
[Photo: Getty]
[Photo: Getty]

Back in the day, everyone from Sarah Michelle Gellar to Britney Spears used the iconic clips to twist their hair back and the accessories have made a comeback in the past year since 90s fashion reemerged on catwalks.

It’s not the first time the royal has brought back a retro trend. Last July, Kate was spotted wearing a hairnet during a commemoration service at the Somme – the type a ballerina might wear to fix her perfect bun in place.

But hey, anything the Duchess of Cambridge gives the royal seal of approval to must be a-go. So, butterfly clips and hairnets ahoy, we say.

The Duchess has kept a fairly low profile over the festive period, stepping out with her family on Christmas Day to attend church and to attend church at Sandringham on Sunday (where she caused a stir by wearing a real fur hat), ahead of her birthday on Monday.

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