Kate Middleton Debuts New Hairstyle Ahead Of Return To Royal Duties, Duchess’ First Public Outing In 2 Months [Pictures]

Kate Middleton is due to return to her royal duties within the next few days. In preparation of these engagements, the Duchess Of Cambridge has decided to spruce up her hairstyle, as she debuted a brand-new look on Sunday.

33-year-old Kate Middleton showed off her new bouffant when she attended a morning prayer service at Crathie Kirk church in Scotland. She made the drive with her husband, Prince William, and the pair are currently staying at the nearby Balmorral Castle, which is just a few miles away.

Kate Middleton’s new haircut is much shorter than her previous bouffant, but similar in that it also includes a fringe and bangs. Pictures of Kate Middleton’s new hairstyle are flooding social media.

Prince William reportedly drove himself and his wife to the church in a large Land Rover. They were joined at the service by Prince Charles, who arrived at the morning prayers just before the duo. Kate Middleton and Prince William decided to leave their two young children, 2-year-old Prince George and 4-month-old Princess Charlotte, at home.

According to Daily Mail, Crathie Kirk, which is located in the small village of Crathie, is a small Church Of Scotland parish church, and it is often frequented by the royal family whenever they are staying at Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s highland home.

Kate Middleton showcased her brand-new hairstyle just ahead of her return to public engagements. The church outing was the first time that the Duchess Of Cambridge has been spotted in public for two months, as she has spent the last few weeks dotting over her newborn child, Princess Charlotte. According to Hollywood Life, the last time Kate Middleton had been seen in public was in late July when she attended the America’s Cup World Series event in Portsmouth.

This week, Kate Middleton will return to work by visiting the Anna Freud Centre in London. While at this establishment she is expected learn about mental health issues for children and young adults.

Kate Middleton will follow this outing by joining Prince William and Prince Harry at the opening ceremony for the Rugby World Cup, which begins at Twickenham in London, on September 18.

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