Kate Middleton has told her friends that she was not sure of her royal lob that she debuted at the ICAP Charity Day on Dec. 9. She is reportedly not happy with her royal lob which was done by none other than her trusted hairstylist Richard Ward. The British royal, who first showed off her shoulder-length do about two weeks ago, called it the “mum fringe.”

The 33-year-old royal, who is known for her long tresses, is not very happy with her new haircut given by Richard Ward. She told friends: “I was a bit unsure about it. I call it my mum fringe.” It is her shortest ever hairstyle that Kate has sported in the recent years.

The hairdresser, who was in Australia to promote his Tangle Angel brushes spoke about Kate’s new hairstyle. He added that the mid-length style was easy to maintain. It is practical, a great option, for a mom who has had long hair with a busy life and is short on time.

Ward, who owns the Richard Ward Salon at Sloane Square in London, told that Kate’s shorter hairstyle is slightly more sophisticated but with all the benefits of long hair. He added that was much easier to look after and took half the time to blow dry. According to the hairdresser, Kate’s royal lob is sophisticated.

Ward said that the lob had the feeling of long hair and had lost none of the sheen of her signature blowout. The hairstylist, who has been styling the Middletons for over 12 years, said that the 33-year-old royal’s hair now had become more bouncy because of the long layers and shorter length. Kate has been visiting the same salon since her university days.

Meanwhile, the mother-of-two debuted a fringe in May after the birth of Princess Charlotte. During that time too, Ward was the stylist responsible for her practical fringe.

Kate does not like her shorter royal lob, but she has already got followers in the likes of Princess Sofia of Sweden who has also opted for the same hairstyle. She showed off her shorter tresses at an official engagement with husband Prince Carl Philip Monday.