Meghan Markle smiling and Princess Kate smiling during engagement

Princess Kate defended over new look: ‘Meghan did it and got abused for it’

The Princess of Wales showed off a new hair updo on Wednesday

Kate, Princess of Wales, has been defended after debuting a new look during a recent engagement.

On Wednesday (September 27), Kate, 41, visited a children’s sensory development play session at the Orchards Centre in Sittingbourne.

But royal fans were quick to notice Kate‘s new hair updo as she sported a low bun with her bangs styled.

Princess Kate smiling in red blazer
The Princess of Wales showed off a new hair look this week (Credit: Shutterstock)

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After photos were shared to the Prince and Princess of Wales’ Instagram account, fans gushed over Kate’s look. One person said: “I love her new hairstyle.”

Another commented: “What an amazing engagement. I love the hair. Stunning princess.”

In addition, a third added: “Beautiful Kate.”

However, someone wrote: “Thought the messy bun was against royal protocol? Meghan did it first and was abused for it.”

Meghan Markle wearing a messy bun while pregnant
Meghan previously sported a messy bun, pictured here in 2019 (Credit:

Another added: “I can’t believe it. They complain about Meghan’s messy bun… now Kate copies again.”

Someone else wrote: “I see we’re copying Meghan’s hairstyle.”

But fans were quick to defend Kate’s look. One hit back: “Messy bun? Do you even know how a messy bun is styled? Kate has styled her hair in a beautiful updo with curtain bangs. This is not a messy bun. Keep trying.”

Another said: “Google is your friend. The Princess of Wales has been doing messy buns since she joined the royal family.”

Meanwhile, another clapped back: “Don’t make me laugh. Kate wore the messy bun before anyone in the world knew who Meghan was.”

Kate, Princess of Wales, smiling in navy suit
Kate, Princess of Wales usually wears her hair down (Credit:

Elsewhere, Kate’s visit was to support her Early Childhood project. A post on Kate and husband Prince William‘s Instagram read: “A fun-filled sensory session in Sittingbourne meeting incredible portage staff and the families they support. A truly wholesome afternoon!”

Messy bun? Do you even know how a messy bun is styled? Kate has styled her hair in a beautiful updo with curtain bangs.

For the occasion, Kate wore a red Zara bouclé blazer jacket with black trousers and flat pump shoes. During the visit, the Princess of Wales spoke about suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum – severe morning sicknss – during all three of her pregnancies.

The condition left Kate in hospital during her pregnancy with her eldest – Prince George, now 10.

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According to HELLO!, one member of the public said of Kate: “When I said to the Princess that my wife had hyperemesis gravidarum (severe morning sickness) she connected. She said, ‘I went through that and I know what it feels like.'”

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Kate suffered severe morning sickness while pregnant with all three of her children. While pregnant with daughter Princess Charlotte, now eight, Kate had to cancel a string of engagements because of the condition.

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Rebecca Carter
Associate Editor (News)