Royal Fans Think Princess Beatrice Copied Kate Middleton’s ‘Pregnancy Hair Trick’—We Investigate

Now that Princess Beatrice has officially confirmed that she’s pregnant with her first child, royal fans are starting to wonder if she pulled a Kate Middleton in her lead-up to the announcement.

It all started earlier today when the 32-year-old princess announced that she and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, are expecting a baby. Shortly after, a fan theory emerged claiming that perhaps Princess Beatrice used her hair to distract people from her growing bump in recent weeks, just like Middleton has been suspected of doing in the past.

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The “hair distraction” in question? When Princess Beatrice attended Prince Philip’s funeral last month, she opted against her signature all-down hairstyle. Instead, the royal wore her hair in a high ponytail. The decision caught the attention of some simply because it’s super out of character. Although she regularly wears accessories—like headbands and fascinators—she rarely styles her hair in updos.

Since Princess Beatrice probably knew she was pregnant at the time, many were left to wonder if she purposely changed her hairstyle to distract us from her baby bump. It wouldn’t be totally out of the ordinary, since—as the fan theory goes—Middleton did the same exact thing during her pregnancies with Prince George (7), Princess Charlotte (6) and Prince Louis (3).

Back in 2017, Kate Proctor (a reporter for the U.K.’s Evening Standard) pointed out the seemingly coincidental correlation between the duchess’s hairstyles and her baby bumps. “Pattern is Duchess of Cambridge changes her hairstyle, people concentrate on her head, then announces pregnancy,” she wrote on Twitter. “My gfs called this wks ago!”

So, did Princess Beatrice switch up her hair to throw us off? We’ll let you be the judge.

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