The more I see Kate Middleton's hair transform throughout the absolutely wild year that is 2020, the more I'm certain she's communicating messages through her chosen styles.
This weekend Kate and the rest of the royals commemorated Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph, and Kate appeared with a super chic, mature updo, hidden mostly by a ceremonial fascinator.
But when she turned her back to the crowd, photographers captured the back of her hair, and while's super chic and formal, it's also...kind of 90s? The way her hair is coiffed into a French twist, finished with a decoratives paghetti coil of hair, is a real throwback, knitting together formality and familiarity in the loveliest way. Anyone else getting Rachel Green vibes? I wouldn't be surprised if her hair technician took inspiration from this sort of look, as Kate's sported a FRIENDS-inspired haircut earlier this year.
Kate's been sticking to a familiar-feeling signature blow-dry lately, though for a while she dabbled in beachy waves and honey-blonde tones (à la Kardashian-Jenners). Fans shared theories that she was taking inspiration from sister-in-law Meghan Markle, who after departing from the royal family back in January has also changed up her look, with super-long LA style hair and experimentations with new, unroyal hairstyles.
Kate also paired the hair look with a subtle smoky eye and blurred liner with muted lips - a sombre, mature look for a moment of respect, but one we don't often see Kate sporting. Usually she opts for warmer tones, a glowing complexion and peachy-nude lipstick.
Regardless, her look is pretty perfect for the occasion.
On #RemembranceSunday The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen and Members of the Royal Family for the annual Remembrance Day Service at The Cenotaph. This year the @RoyalBritishLegion encouraged us all to to take to our windows and doorsteps for a two minutes’ silence at 11am on Sunday November 8, to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. Swipe to see more from across the UK: Image 3: Merchant Navy veteran Bill Bennett, 94, wears his medals whilst at his home in Kidderminster. Image 4: D-Day veteran Jim Healy, 95, from Manchester. Jim was a Corporal in the Royal Marines and was coxswain of a landing craft assault on June 6, 1944. Image 5: Veteran Charlie MacVicar, who served for 23 years with the Royal Scots, at the Royal British Legion Remembrance Garden in Grangemouth. Image 6: A camera phone is set up to film and live-stream a closed and socially distanced remembrance service at Exeter Cathedral. Image 7: Seymour 'Bill' Taylor, 95, from Colchester in Essex, who served as an Able Seaman in the Royal Navy onboard HMS Emerald during the D-Day landings joins neighbours in the street to observe the two minutes silence. Image 8: The National Memorial Arboretum, where a virtual Act of Remembrance from the Armed Forces Memorial was broadcast online.
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With lockdown keeping us indoors and distanced for the next month, I can't wait to see what Kate picks, hair-wise, for her next public appearance.
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