The Duchess of Cambridge unveiled a glossy new do at the Natural History Museum on Tuesday night, her trademark tumbling locks enhanced with a waved long fringe.

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Kate's glowing chestnut locks picked up the hazel colour in her eyes


The fresh look for the Duchess appeared to have been crowned with a new mahogany tint.

She recycled an old dress from her impressive wardrobe for a chilly night at the museum, selecting her £1,400 green silk button-up dress from Mulberry.

With a thin belt and a billowing sleeve, Kate's pleated ensemble evoked the seventies and eighties, complementing her retro hairstyle.

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The Mulberry fabric is inlaid with hearts, the Mulberry tree symbol and a peace sign


Kate soft new hairstyle is a unusual change for the Duchess who usually sticks resolutely to her classic voluminous style.

The new do reminded the Daily Mail of her husband's late mother Princess Diana and Farah Fawcett. However Huffington Post UK thought Kate looked more like a Charlie's Angel Jaclyn Smith.

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Kate is a dead ringer for Charlie's Angel Jaclyn Smith with her new hairstyle


The relaxed cut marks a return to a coiffure she first sported whilst dating the young Prince.

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Kate has been seen with a fringe before


Kate talked to several museum staff as she was given a preview of the Treasures gallery including dinosaur specialist Dr Paul Barrett, who talked to her about a limestone slab that contains the fossil of one of the earliest known birds.

It has been described as the collection's Mona Lisa and is believed to be around 147 million years old.

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  • Kate opens Natural History Museum gallery

    The Duchess of Cambridge with Chairman of Trustees Oliver Stocken (left) and Director of the Natural History Museum Doctor Michael Dixon during a visit to officially open the new Treasures gallery, at the Natural History Museum, in central London.

  • Kate opens Natural History Museum gallery

    The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to officially open the new Treasures gallery at the Natural History Museum, in central London.

  • Kate opens Natural History Museum gallery

    The Duchess of Cambridge views an exhibit alongside Director of the Natural History Museum Doctor Michael Dixon (right) as she officially opens the new Treasures gallery at the Natural History Museum, in central London.

  • Kate opens Natural History Museum gallery

    The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to officially open the new Treasures gallery at the Natural History Museum, in central London.

  • Kate opens Natural History Museum gallery

    The Duchess of Cambridge with Chairman of Trustees Oliver Stocken (left) as she arrives to officially open the new Treasures gallery at the Natural History Museum, in central London.

  • Kate opens Natural History Museum gallery

    The Duchess of Cambridge views a skeleton of an Archaeopteryx, alongside Doctor Paul Barrett (left) and Director of the Natural History Museum Doctor Michael Dixon (right) as she officially opens the new Treasures gallery at the Natural History Museum, in central London.

  • Kate opens Natural History Museum gallery

    The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to officially open the new Treasures gallery at the Natural History Museum, in central London.

  • Kate opens Natural History Museum gallery

    The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to officially open the new Treasures Gallery at the Natural History Museum, in central London.

  • Kate opens Natural History Museum gallery

    RETRANSMITTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. The Duchess of Cambridge views a plate from Audubon's Birds of America alongside Director of the Natural History Museum Doctor Michael Dixon (left) and Special Collections Manager Judith Magee (right) during a visit to officially open the new Treasures Gallery, at the Natural History Museum, in central London.

  • Kate opens Natural History Museum gallery

    The Duchess of Cambridge views a plate from Audubon's Birds of America alongside Special Collections Manager Judith Magee (right) during a visit to officially open the new Treasures Gallery at the Natural History Museum, in central London.

  • Kate opens Natural History Museum gallery

    The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to officially open the new Treasures Gallery at the Natural History Museum, in central London.

  • Kate opens Natural History Museum gallery

    The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to officially open the new Treasures Gallery at the Natural History Museum, in central London.

  • Kate opens Natural History Museum gallery

    The Duchess of Cambridge speaks during a visit to officially open the new Treasures gallery at the Natural History Museum, in central London.

  • Kate opens Natural History Museum gallery

    The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to officially open the new Treasures Gallery at the Natural History Museum, in central London.

  • Kate opens Natural History Museum gallery

    The Duchess of Cambridge with Chairman of Trustees Oliver Stocken (left) and Director of the Natural History Museum Doctor Michael Dixon during a visit to officially open the new Treasures gallery, at the Natural History Museum, in central London.