Tuesday 21 January 2020

Hair to the throne blown away

Gordon Rayner London

IT has won widespread praise and been described as a throwback to 'Charlie's Angels', but the Duchess of Cambridge confessed she had misgivings about her new hairstyle.

Having caused a stir with her darker, heavy-parted fringe at the Natural History Museum on Tuesday night, the wind in Cambridge proved a little more taxing.

During a walkabout on her first visit to the city yesterday, the duchess spoke to Joanne Baldwin (30), who said: "I told her I loved her new hairstyle. She said: 'I'm not sure about it. It's a bit windy today.' I said don't worry, it looks lovely."

Another main talking point was, as usual, the prospect of a royal baby. The duke was given a heavy hint when he was given a custom-made babygrow.

The duke, a search and rescue pilot, laughed as new mother Samantha Hill gave him the gift, which had a picture of a helicopter and the words "Daddy's little co-pilot".

The duke said: "I'll keep that," as he handed the garment to an aide.

Mrs Hill, who gave birth to her daughter, Beth, four weeks ago, said: "I made it for when his little one comes along. He's a helicopter pilot so his baby will think his daddy is cool."

It was the couple's first official engagement in Cambridge since being given their title on the day of their wedding.

In a speech at the university, the duke said the visit was one which he and his wife had "looked forward to for a very long time".

After the 30-minute visit, they walked across Market Square to Cambridge University's senate house.

The pair, who met while studying at St Andrew's university, were given a private introduction to the university before meeting students at a reception for 400 people. William was also due to make a short speech.

Kate also met a seven-month-old baby who was born on the anniversary of her wedding, April 29. Mother Tessa Davies said: "She said how cute he was." (© Daily Telegraph. London)

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