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Kate Middleton Debuts Bouncy Curtain Bangs During Double Date Night with Swedish Royals

Another hairstyle switch for Kate

Kate Middleton.
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Give Kate Middleton's hairstylist a raise, because the Princess of Wales has been pulling out all kinds of stellar new hairdos as of late.

While attending the Royal Variety Performance on Thursday, November 30, Princess Catherine debuted a striking new haircut, which included a bouncy set of curtain bangs.

In case you didn't know, the Royal Variety Performance is an  annual fundraising event that supports the Royal Variety Charity. Seems like the perfect place to test out a stunning new hairstyle.

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This was an updated style for the 41-year-old royal, who has been opting for more ’70s-inspired looks lately.

Back in November, the Princess of Wales channeled Farrah Fawcett when she traveled to Scotland with husband Prince William, 41, for a visit to the Outfit Moray charity.

While there, Princess Catherine's dramatic locks offered a voluminous framing around her face. But now, she's rocking a less blown-out style, as evidenced by her more subtle waves.

Kate Middleton and Prince William.
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To go with her new ’do, the Princess of Wales wore the Destiny Long Dress in Poseidon Blue ($2,445) from Safiyaa. The elegant, square-shouldered dress featured dramatic split sleeves that gave the overall silhouette the appearance of a cape. The piece also featured sparkling silver diamonds that traced the neckline.

Princess Catherine paired the gown with matching Gianvito Rossi 105 pumps (one of her go-to pairs of shoes). She also carried a crystal clutch from Jenny Packham.

Her beau, Prince William, kept things simple with a chic black tuxedo. And the pair made it a double date night with another royal couple—Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden.

Royal attendees at Royal Variety Performance.
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Well done, Kate.

Kate Middleton Steps into Big New Role—and Rocks an Even Bigger Hairstyle Change


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