The Royal 'Do: Kate Middleton's Hair Extensions

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, attended her first solo engagement for a charity event on Wednesday evening, wearing an elegant vintage gown with her hair pulled up.


The half up, half down style exposed what could have been a hair extension strip just below Middleton's hairline, giving the Duchess some extra volume, according to Daily Mail. The strip, made of synthetic or human hair, is usually inserted underneath the layers of real hair to achieve a fuller look and is attached with temporary glue or double-sided tape.

A hair extension expert said, "It looks like the hair extensions have been put in too close to the hairline, where the hair is finer and there is less coverage, therefore the strip is easier to see."


Regardless of whether Kate really did get some extra help with her chestnut locks, she glided around Clarence House during the formal night, mingling effortlessly with the 30 invited guests, her first solo event as a royal.

Kate's Iconic Looks

Prince William could not attend the event due to a trip to Riyadh to send his condolences to the Saudi royal family following the death of the Saudi Prince, Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, who passed away last week in New York at the age of 80.

Little Known Facts about Kate Middleton

Prince's Bride

At the age of 29, Kate will be the oldest royal bride.

Royal Value

The sheer dress that Kate modeled years ago at a St. Andrews University fashion show will be worth $160K after she is wed, even though it cost a mere $40 to create!

Sport of Princesses

Middleton is an accomplished tennis player and a regular Wimbledon-goer with her mother, Carole.

No Horsing Around

Kate is allergic to horses, but her future in-laws own dozens of horses and are avid equestrians.

All in the Family

William and Kate are distantly related! They are 12th cousins once removed.


If the royal couple's first press conference is any indication, Kate wants to be called by her given name, Catherine, and not by her nickname, Kate.If she and William become king and queen, she will be the 6th Queen Catherine of England.

The Ring

Kate may have scored her late mother-in-law's 18-carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring, but that doesn't mean her future brother-in-law, Prince Harry is left without an heirloom of his own. He reportedly inherited Princess Diana's Cartier watch.

Princess Protection

Middleton and Prince William's courtship lasted for 8 years. Kate's "career," post-wedding will most likely revolve around Prince William's schedule. She has reportedly been assigned 4 bodyguards from Scotland Yard to protect her around the clock, as she adjusts to life in her new public role.