Kate Middleton Tried Braiding Princess Charlotte’s Hair and Things Didn’t Go ‘Very Well’

Just one of the many reasons why we love Kate Middleton? She's totally relatable (you know, except for that whole "duchess" thing). Case in point: Her Royal Highness is no stranger to the school drop-off and is a pro at managing at-home screen time. And she doesn't shy away from being a disciplinarian either—remember at sister Pippa's wedding in 2017 when the duchess told her kids (and the other little page boys and bridesmaids, too) to use their indoor voices? (Hey, you can't be the fun parent all the time.)  

And now Middleton has revealed another typical mom struggle—trying to do your kid's hair. 

While visiting the Cumbria region in the U.K. earlier this week with Prince William, the duchess revealed that she tried styling Princess Charlotte's locks without any luck.

"I love your plaits [braids]," Kate said to a little girl offering her flowers, per Harper's Bazaar. “They’re so pretty,” she added while pointing out her two French braids. She then confessed that she attempted giving her 4-year-old daughter a similar 'do.

"I tried to do a plait on Charlotte this morning, and it didn't really work very well," she revealed. Hey, who hasn't been there? 

Prince William, too, knows the struggles of trying to style his children's hair. Earlier this year when he visited Revoe Park in Blackpool with his wife, he admitted that ponytails aren’t his thing, saying, “Never try to do a ponytail! Nightmare.” The duke credited YouTube with helping him perfect the style. But when Middleton asked him if he “tried to do a plait,” Prince William reminded her that it’s one step at a time. He continued, “I can do [Princess Charlotte’s] ponytail, but that’s about it as I don’t have enough hair to practice on!”

What was surprising was that although the duchess revealed that she wasn't able to braid Char's hair, she swapped her usual signature sleek blowout for a chic braided look herself (and it's not the first time). Does that mean she can only braid her own hair but not someone else's? Or did she receive a little help from a stylist? The people want to know. 

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