There was so much discussion and hush-hush in the run up to the royal wedding on what Kate Middleton’s hair would look like. In fact, hairdresser James Pryce was said to have “lost sleep” over what he described as being the “gig of the century,” while on the actual day itself Kate was described as being “calm and collected.”
But at the end of Friday 29 April, while it’s true that Kate looked none other than the beautiful Princess she now is (or, more accurately, the new Duchess of Cambridge), it didn’t look like all that much time had gone in to doing her hair. That’s not an insult by any means since she probably looked as natural as the day she met her Prince William. But the amount of work that went into the hairstyle for the day did seem a little over the top.
So what was Mr. Pryce doing to prepare for the special day? He used a fake tiara purchased on Chelsea’s King’s Road along with the personal assistant from his salon to act as a stand-in for the Duchess-to-be.
Although however, to the average man or woman in the street Kate’s hair looked as regular as can be, those in the know would have got that it was pinned back in a “demi chignon” for her special day. She wanted it to look a bit different from her regular every day style of having it all down, so elected a part-up part-down look so she could still feel like herself but have a bit of a regal touch at the same time.
Her hair was also styled to adequately show off her dress in full detail. Atop her head was the 1936 Cartier tiara, on loan by the Queen who sported a most pleasant yellow outfit with a matching handbag. The question on everyone’s lips however, was “what on earth was she carrying in that bag?” Well, while Kate’s hairdo and dress were revealed on Friday, we will probably have to wait a very long time to find out (if ever) what the HM The Queen deemed so important as to be carrying with her to the 2011 royal wedding.