According to the Evening Standard’s Kate Proctor, Kate Middleton drastically changes her hairstyle ahead of announcing her pregnancies. Case in point: before news broke that she was expecting Prince George in 2012, the Duchess debuted a headline-making fringe. One week later? Kensington Palace made their royal baby announcement.
Fast forward to 2017 and what does Kate do? Chop her signature long lengths off and into a shoulder-length lob at Wimbledon – just a few short weeks before her pregnancy was made public.
It’s a genius move: by drawing our attention to her hair, the Duchess shifts the world’s focus away from any baby bump speculation. But now her secret’s finally out, she’ll have to come up with another ploy for – dare we say it – baby number four.