British Royal Family

Duchess Kate debuts an ace new hairstyle at Wimbledon

The tennis-mad royal made a very stylish appearance.

By Bella Brennan

She recently spoke quite candidly about her love of tennis and on Monday July 3, Duchess Catherine transformed from royal to genuine fan as she attended day one of Wimbledon 2017.

Stepping out in a classic polka-dot Dolce & Gabbana frock, a white leather clutch tote by Victoria Beckham, a pair of black stilettos and over-sized sunglasses, the 35-year-old chatted to the ballgirls and boys before heading to the royal box to watch Andy Murray play Russian Alexander Bublik.

Before the game, Kate met with the ballgirls and boys.
Before the game, Kate met with the ballgirls and boys.
The royal cut a classic figure in a polka-dot dress, a white tote and black heels.
The royal cut a classic figure in a polka-dot dress, a white tote and black heels.

But it was Kate's glam new hairstyle that had us mentally bookmarking the look for our next hairdresser's appointment.

Looking to have trimmed a few solid inches off her bouncy brunette locks, the mother-of-two showed off a shorter do with a fresh colour.

Despite drizzle interrupting the game a few times, Catherine appeared in great spirits as she animatedly cheered on from her A-list seats.

Just last week (L) Catherine was rocking much longer locks but has since had a fresh trim.
Just last week (L) Catherine was rocking much longer locks but has since had a fresh trim.
Kate says hello to HRH The Duke of Kent on centre court.
Kate says hello to HRH The Duke of Kent on centre court.

This marks Kate's first time attending the tournament as the patron of the All England Club and Croquet Club, who run the prestigious competition, having recently taken over the reigns of the patronage on behalf of The Queen.

Speaking recently on a BBC documentary about the tennis, Kate explained it was the soundtrack to her childhood.

"Growing up I, sort of, watched, obviously watched Wimbledon, it’s been very much part of my family growing up," she explained.

Adding: "It’s such [a] quintessential part of the English summer, and I think it really inspires youngsters, myself, it inspired me, when I was younger, to get involved in the game."

"It hasn’t changed either, I think that’s what’s so wonderful. You know everyone’s still there in their whites, Wimbledon still looks as amazing as it did as I remember it as a youngster, you’ve got the strawberries and cream. And, you know, every time Wimbledon is on I’m there thinking, ‘Yes, I can do, I can do the same’. Get that racket. Sadly never, never the same results.”

The mother-of-two says tennis is a "quintessential part of the English summer."
The mother-of-two says tennis is a "quintessential part of the English summer."
The 35-year-old is the patron of the All England Club and Croquet Club.
The 35-year-old is the patron of the All England Club and Croquet Club.

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