Turns out Prince William wasn’t only a fiancé/husband on his wedding day, but he also took on the role of assistant to Kate Middleton’s hairdresser.
Yup, the Duchess of Cambridge’s hairstylist, Richard Ward, revealed he had some help putting together Middleton’s look (which featured a deep brown color and a demi-chignon with loose curls) for her 2011 nuptials at Westminster Abbey in London.
According to People, Ward was having some issues showing Middleton the back of the laid-back bridal half-up-half-down ’do (we know this struggle) when the Duke of Cambridge stepped in to help.
“I wanted to show Kate the back of her hair [getting ready at Clarence House for the evening party] and I was struggling to walk with this 500-year-old mirror, and he just said, ‘Let me give you a hand,’ and I said, ‘No, no, honestly,’ but he took one end and I’ve got the other and we’re shuffling along with this mirror—he’s great, he really is,” said Ward.
The 40-year-old hairdresser also gave us a glimpse into his relationship with the royal couple and the time they spent together leading up to the big day. “The first time I went ‘round to their house, it was actually William that made me a cup of tea! That was very nice,” he continued. How regal.
Ward, who has been Kate’s longtime stylist (and friend) for years, has also previously spilled details about how he achieves the duchess’s perfect shine and bounce. Not to mention, he told us how to master the famous “Chelsea blow-dry” from the comfort of our own homes.
Looks like Prince William can add “hairstylist's apprentice” to his resume.