Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Debut New Post-Quarantine Haircuts for Summer
Kate went lighter while Meghan went longer with layers
The Duchess of Sussex, 38, gave a keynote speech in a video filmed late last week at the virtual 2020 Girl Up Leadership Summit, showing off extra-long locks with face-framing layers. She also opted to change up her style, going with a pin-straight blowout instead of her usual wavy or pulled back look.
Meghan's flowing locks may reflect her recent return to her hometown of Los Angeles with husband Prince Harry and 1-year-old son Archie. A friend told PEOPLE during Meghan's pregnancy that her "California roots are coming through."
Meanwhile, Kate looked sun-kissed in a new interview with the BBC to talk about Tiny Happy People, a language and literacy initiative for parents and their young children. The mom of three, 38, had a haircut and color after salons recently reopened in the U.K. amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to fresh layers framing her face, the royal went for a lighter shade with highlights compared to her darker brunette locks during recent video calls. Kate has previously experimented with blonder hair, including this past fall when she accompanied daughter Princess Charlotte to her first day of school.
When it comes to her much-coveted hair, Kate has been loyal to the Richard Ward salon in London’s Chelsea for nearly two decades, having first discovered the award-winning salon during her time in college. While she still uses the salon’s stylists for both her cut and color, she also calls upon freelance hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker for royal tours and special occasions — such as after the birth of her three children.
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