Now, mixing it up with something a little bit different, Kate debuted a new look during a video call with nurses working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. The style: long, straight, deep brown hair with only a hint of wave.
While the extra length might have been a result of the U.K.'s current lockdown (I hear you, sister), which likely separated the royal from her stylist, it’s a fun step away from the lob’s that filled out Instagram feeds in 2020.
And of course, it wouldn’t be Kate if the reveal wasn’t as subtle as it was, and the circumstance as important: Kate was speaking to multiple nurses working at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, including chief nursing officer Professor Nina Morgan, critical care outreach practitioner Vasu Lingappa, and formerly retired nurses Caroline Rudd and Judith Smith - praising them for the care they devoted to critically ill patients.
"You hear time and time again about the amazing things nurses up and down the country are doing—going that extra mile," the Duchess said. "It's the things that, you know, it's not part of the training and the things that you're taught but the things that come from your heart."
According to Hello!, Kate made the call not from the Cambridges' Norfolk country home, Anmer Hall, but from the Queen's Sandringham House, which is close by.