Kate Middleton is reportedly having second thoughts about her new hairstyle. The 33-year-old Duchess of Cambridge was spotted earlier this month on her way to Crathie Kirk Church in Scotland, rocking semi-long bangs. Middleton's new look was met with mixed reviews, which is reportedly causing her to doubt her style change.
"Kate is quite mortified by all the fuss people have been making,” a royal insider told OK! magazine. “She wanted to freshen up her look, so she got some bangs. But like many women who make that decision, she quickly regretted it!”
According to the magazine, the mom of two knows her new hairstyle wasn't "well received" by the public and she's worried it may "reflect poorly on the royal family.”
Since she debuted her bangs on Sept. 13, Middleton has been spotted on several different occasions rocking her new 'do, including on a secret trip she took to visit a women's prison near England earlier this month (photo above).
On British television program "This Morning," Richard Ward appeared as the hairdresser responsible for the Duchess' bangs. Ward revealed he chose to add bangs (aka fringes) to Middleton's look because they're a "great way of updating your look without doing anything too drastic."
"A fringe makes an instant style statement. It can add structure, soften the face and highlight or define features, and is a very youthful look," Ward said, adding that Middleton's bangs are known as "gringe," which is a longer version of fringe.
"These kind of fringes suit most people as they're extremely soft and feminine,” he said. "They aren't too bold but can completely change your look without having to lose any length, and are easy to grow out if you're not quite sure. They're timeless and ageless – they never really go out of fashion."