Monday 21 August 2017

Kate Middleton gets the chop and debuts new summer hairstyle at the first day of Wimbledon

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as she meets former players, servicemen and servicewomen as she visits The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on July 3, 2017 on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Gareth FULLER /
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as she meets former players, servicemen and servicewomen as she visits The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on July 3, 2017 on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Gareth FULLER /
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives on Centre Court to watch Britain's Andy Murray play Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik during their men's singles first round match on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS /
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives on Centre Court to watch Britain's Andy Murray play Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik during their men's singles first round match on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS /
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R), meets ball boys and girls as she visits The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on July 3, 2017 on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Gareth FULLER /
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meets with ball boys and girls as she visits The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on July 3, 2017 on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Gareth FULLER /
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meets former players, servicemen and servicewomen as she visits The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on July 3, 2017 on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Gareth FULLER /
Philip Brook (L), Chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis Club shares a joke with Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as she meets former players, servicemen and servicewomen as she visits The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on July 3, 2017 on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Gareth FULLER /
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meets former players, servicemen and servicewomen as she visits The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on July 3, 2017 on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Gareth FULLER /
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on July 3, 2017 on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Gareth FULLER /
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meets with ball boys and girls as she visits The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on July 3, 2017 on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Gareth FULLER /
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meets former players, servicemen and servicewomen as she visits The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on July 3, 2017 on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Gareth FULLER /
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R), meets ball boys and girls as she visits The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on July 3, 2017 on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Gareth FULLER /
Philip Brook Chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis Club chats with Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) as she visits The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on July 3, 2017 on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Gareth FULLER /
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge looks on from centre court on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge looks on from centre court on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as she meets servicemen and women on day one of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. on July 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) with Sir Philip Brook (left) chairman of the of the AELTC on day one of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. on July 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) with Sir Philip Brook (left) on day one of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, in Wimbledon on July 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Kate Middleton has debuted her new summer 'do and we definitely approve.

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge (35) was one of the guests of honour at the first day of Wimbledon where Andy Murray will take on Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik during their men's singles first round match.

Philip Brook Chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis Club chats with Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) as she visits The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on July 3, 2017 on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Gareth FULLER /
Philip Brook Chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis Club chats with Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) as she visits The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on July 3, 2017 on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Gareth FULLER /

The mother-of-two also showed off her new, much shorter hairstyle - which is big news among Kate's dedicated fashion followers. She breezed into the The All England Lawn Tennis Club in a black and white polka dot dress by Dolce & Gabbana, a pair of black open toe block heels by high street shoe chain Office and a white leather tote by Victoria Beckham.

Kate has been on something of a fashion roll of late, slowly moving away from her signature style look of nude heels, pleated skirts and fascinators into a more sophisticated, grown-up style. And in the final step of her style evolution, she's chopped her locks and opted for a loose wave instead of her normal curly blowdry.

Earlier this week, Middleton reveals she was banned from attending Wimbledon while she was pregnant with Prince George in 2013 as her doctor deemed it too much of an unnecessary risk.

"I was very heavily pregnant. I wrote to him [Murray] afterwards saying sorry for not being there," she said in a BBC documentary about Wimbledon.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge looks on from centre court on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge looks on from centre court on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

She attends the tennis championship nearly every year and unlike her early days before she wed Prince William and had to queue for hours to get tickets, she now enjoys a prime spot in the royal box at centre court.

"Being able to go into Wimbledon and be part of an amazing atmosphere is special. It inspires young people, including myself. Every time Wimbledon is on I am thinking, 'Yes, I could do the same,' and get out the racket. Sadly, not the same results."

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as she meets servicemen and women on day one of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. on July 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as she meets servicemen and women on day one of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. on July 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives on Centre Court to watch Britain's Andy Murray play Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik during their men's singles first round match on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS /
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives on Centre Court to watch Britain's Andy Murray play Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik during their men's singles first round match on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS /

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