On Wednesday, The Duchess and her husband, Prince William, attended a new hospital opening in Cambridge, and Middleton seemed less confident about her style. As the couple waved to the crowd from a windy balcony, Middleton's new hairstyle looked extra wind-blown, and the Daily Mail reports that she repeatedly brushed her newly layered hair away from her face. She confessed to one spectator that she was insecure about her new fringe. "I told her I loved her new hair style," onlooker Joanne Baldwin told the Daily Mail. "She said: 'I'm not sure about it. It's a bit windy today.' I said 'don't worry, it looks lovely.'"
Kate Middleton and the late Princess Diana in similar green dresses
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Personally, we like Middleton's updated hairstyle, which also appears a bit more vibrant than usual. Richard Ward has said he dyes Middleton's hair with L'Oreal Symbio and Fuente Organic colour for around $376 a session. Perhaps she changed up the hue of her typical lowlights this time around.
Middleton's hair isn't the only thing getting attention this week. Her $2,200 festive green Mulberry dress is drawing comparisons to a similar style once worn by Princess Diana. The Duchess wore this dress publicly once before, a year ago at a reception at Buckingham Palace, but now with her feathered hair her overall appearance is reminding us even more of the late Princess of Wales. Both green silk dresses feature ruffled princess sleeves, collars, skinny matching belts, and long skirts. Middleton's new face-framing fringe completes the parallel looks.