To celebrate Princess Kate's birthday, let's look back at four magical hairstyles that remind us of Disney princesses!

By loniventi
Updated January 09, 2015 02:00 PM

Today, Princess Kate is turning 33! To celebrate, we’d like to revisit four magical hairstyles that made the royal birthday girl look like our other favorite princesses.

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For starters, Belle! Maybe she was watching Beauty and The Beast with little Prince George while she got dressed that morning? Aside from sporting a chic yellow dress during her trip to Australia this past spring, she coifed her tresses into a voluminous half-up style that revealed dainty round earrings. Mrs. Pott’s would certainly give this a thumbs (or spout?) up.


While we’d never ever accuse the Princess’s glorious mane of being Tangled, we can’t ignore that her pearl-embellished braid-chignon worn while visiting Asia in fall 2012 reminds us so much of Rapunzel’s extra long locks woven into an epic braid and garnished with flowers.

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Can you paint with all the colors of the wind? Kate can. Well, she can definitely look gorgeous and Pocahontas-esque while her hair gets tousled by the wind (on a breezy London day in 2012). That’s like the same thing, right?

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Two lessons to take away from this look: 1) Both a feathered fascinator (like she’s sporting in this throwback photo from 2008) or a tropical flower (as worn by Ariel here, hanging around Atlantica in the early ’90s) add lots of charm to a bouncy blowout. 2) The seaweed is always greener on somebody else’s plate.

Which Disney princess should the b-day gal be inspired by next? Have you ever tried to re-create a real life version of a cartoon style? Did you secretly have a crush on Aladdin too? Tell us all about it below.

–Loni Venti