Kate Middleton Hates Her Bangs, Blames The Queen

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Even perfect hair has its regrets.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William: Wimbledon 2015

On December 9th, the Duchess of Cambridge debuted a shorter haircut that complemented her bangs (or "fringe" as it's called in the UK).  

The bangs were first on display during a  September 17th engagement, Catherine's first solo one since having Princess Charlotte on May 2nd.

Famous for her long, painfully gorgeous hair, Catherine easily makes headlines when even subtle roots begin to show.  From what I've gathered over the past three months, not everyone is in love with the bangs.

That includes Catherine herself.

According to The Sun, Her Royal Highness has told friends that she's not totally in love with her new hair cut, snipped by high-end stylist Richard Ward.

"I was a bit unsure about it," Catherine reportedly admitted.  "I call it my mum fringe."

Rumors that the Queen has been gently suggesting a more "sensible" look overall have been circling since Catherine married Prince William in 2011.

It's believed that this haircut is the latest sign that Her Majesty's influence is working.

"It was suggested that Kate was quietly advised to swap the glamour girl hairdo she sported at Wimbledon in July for a length deemed more appropriate for a high profile member of the royal family," reports the Daily Mail.

In the past, the Queen has allegedly suggested that Catherine have small weights sewn into her dresses in order to avoid upskirt moments, as well as longer hemlines and more jewelry from Her Majesty's private collection.

Before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's 2014 visit to New Zealand and Australia, it was widely reported that the Queen's sartorial suggestions were taken into serious consideration.

"This forms part of a deliberate move to shift the Duchess’s image from High Street to high end, timeless Royal elegance – without losing her freshness and informality," royal reporter Katie Nicholl wrote at the time.

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