From her famous messy bun to a slick ponytail: The Duchess of Sussex's greatest hairstyles to date

July 2018

On July 10, the Duchess of Sussex donned an off-the-shoulder Dior dress and co-ordinating fascinator for the RAF’s centenary celebrations. To finish the regal aesthetic, she opted for a smart low bun. [Photo: Getty]

July 2018

The Duchess of Sussex opted for a slick low bun on 6 July 2018 at the Commonwealth Youth Forum reception in London which led us to question: is she growing out her now-famous tendrils? [Photo: Getty]

June 2018

For the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, Meghan opted for Duchess of Cambridge-inspired locks. [Photo: Getty]

June 2018

For the Duchess of Sussex’s debut engagement with the Queen on June 14, she opted for subtle waves and let her Givenchy dress steal the spotlight. [Photo: Getty]

June 2018

For her debut Trooping the Colour parade on June 9, Meghan sought inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge as she debuted seriously glossy waves. [Photo: Getty]

May 2018

For her debut post-wedding appearance at Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday celebrations on May 22, Meghan gave the nation a glimpse of her new go-to regal bun. [Photo: Getty]

May 2018

She may have married into the royal family on May 19 but the former actress still injected her own personal style into the big day. Accessorised with Queen Mary’s Filigree tiara and a Givenchy veil, the Duchess of Sussex wore a wispy low bun to wed Prince Harry. [Photo: Getty]

May 2018

The day before her May 19 nuptials, Meghan arrived at Cliveden House hotel in the village of Taplow with relaxed waves. [Photo: Getty]

April 2018

On April 25, Meghan commemorated Anzac Day for the first time. For the afternoon’s service, she dressed in a textured co-ord by Emilia Wickstead. She finished the look with sleek hair and a co-ordinating Philip Treacy hat. [Photo: Getty]

April 2018

For her second evening event, Meghan stuck to her instincts and worked her go-to bun. Though the back may be fashionably messy, the front is slick and her wisps of hair are perfectly curled. [Photo: Getty]

March 2018

For her debut appearance at the Commonwealth Day service on March 12, Meghan wore a hat for the second time. [Photo: Getty]

March 2018

Dubbed the Queen of the bun, Meghan surprised royal fans by wearing her go-to messy bun once more (despite criticism from the public) on her debut trip to Belfast. [Photo: Getty]

February 2018

On February 13 2018, Meghan joined Prince Harry on their debut joint trip to Edinburgh to greet flag-bearing crowds. For the occasion, she opted for her now-famous brushed out waves. [Photo: Getty]

February 2018

For her first trip to Cardiff, Meghan graced the headlines once more all thanks to her royal protocol-breaking bun. But this time, she slicked back any stray wisps of hair for a more polished look. [Photo: Getty]

January 2016

Just a year before meeting Prince Harry, Meghan attended Elle magazine’s sixth Annual Women in Television event. For the occasion, she wore her hair in a side parting. [Photo: Getty]

November 2015

For the 12th annual Vogue Fashion Fund Awards on 2 November 2015, Meghan rocked a side parting and debuted a longer length. [Photo: Getty]

February 2014

Introducing Meghan like you’ve never seen her before. Clad in Miu Miu for the Miu Miu Women’s Tales 7th Edition ‘Spark & Light’ Screening in 2014, the former actress opted for a low plait with a middle parting. Love. [Photo: Getty]

November 2013

For the UK premiere of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ in 2013, Meghan wore slick hair tucked behind her ears. [Photo: Getty]

November 2013

For Eva Longoria’s Global Gift Gala in London on 19 November 2013, the former actress experimented with a side-swept bun. [Photo: Getty]

October 2013

For the Gala Tribute to Cate Blanchett in 2013, Meghan looked to her hair stylist for a more polished look. [Photo: Getty]

June 2013

For the MuchMusic Video Awards on 16 June 2013, the 36-year-old opted for her most polished look yet with super straight locks. [Photo: Getty]

January 2013

At the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, Meghan mixed up her look and gave her now-famous bun a swept-back makeover. [Photo: Getty]

January 2013

By 2013, the former actress had opted for subtle layers and had also toned down her relationship with the straighteners. Can we just take a moment to appreciate how glossy her hair is? [Photo: Getty]

June 2012

For the ‘Suits’ Story Fashion Show on 12 June 2012, Meghan rocked one of our favourite looks to date. With her hair swept back in a slick pony, the former actress teamed the aesthetic with a pop of eyeshadow. [Photo: Getty]

February 2012

At the very beginning of her newfound fame back in 2012, Meghan donned the now-famous lace dress similar to the one in which the Duchess of Cambridge later wore. She finished the red carpet look with bouncy curls. [Photo: Getty]

January 2012

Back in 2012, Meghan Markle relied on her straighteners a whole lot more for red carpet appearances. [Photo: Getty]

October 2011

In 2011, Meghan Markle often opted for brushed-out waves before gracing the red carpet. In fact, it’s a look she’s rocked for several royal engagements thus far (just with layers chopped in). [Photo: Getty]

Ever since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot, Meghan has worked hard to fine-tune her royal aesthetic.

Slick flared trousers have been replaced by Buckingham Palace-approved hemlines and long gone are the cross-body Strathberry bags she once cradled in the crook of her arm.

But as her newfound style has flourished under the media spotlight so has her hair.

For Meghan’s first royal engagement in Nottingham on 1 December 2017, the former actress stepped out boasting soft waves similar to her look at the engagement photocall.

But come her second public appearance in Brixton on 9 January 2018, the 36-year-old introduced the world to her now-famous messy bun (tendrils and all).

Fast-forward to her post-wedding days and the Duchess of Sussex has well and truly bid farewell to her glossy Hollywood blow dry.

For a Commonwealth Youth Forum in London on 6 July, she teamed *that* sunshine yellow dress with a tidy low bun – a sign that she’s (gasp) growing her tendrils out? Before she recently debuted a low pony for Prince Louis of Cambridge’s christening on 9 July.

From her pre-wedding messy bun to her Duchess of Cambridge-inspired waves, take a look back at some of the fledging royal’s greatest hair moments to date.

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