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royals wearing their hair in a bob - kate middleton, Queen Letizia and Princess Eugenie© Getty

Royals who have gone for the bob haircut: Princess Kate, Zara Tindall, Princess Eugenie and more

Royals including Princess Charlotte went for the chop and we love it…

Laura Sutcliffe
Fashion and Beauty News Editor
Updated: June 5, 2024
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When we think of some of the most well-known royal ladies out there, we instantly picture their long, flowing manes of hair. It has stereotypical princess vibes and always looks gorgeous and glossy. After all, the Princess of Wales pretty much invented the bouncy blowdry and the want for long, cascading curls has never really gone away.

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But long hair really does take a lot of upkeep - you need to get those split ends snipped, apply lots of conditioning treatments and try not to use too much heat. 

A 'bob' haircut is always in style and lately, is back in fashion again. Paul Windle, renowned hairdresser & founder of Windle LAB explains: "Most of our stylish clients never gave up the Bob, it’s a classic. I think there are two reasons the Bob is really coming back – one, is that people are getting over what I would call 'casual Covid' habits. They’re putting in more effort and time to look classically stylish with their clothes and the Bob is perfect for this. I also think people are tired of spending hours torturing their hair with heat to achieve a look, and many clients are wanting their hair to naturally be in beautiful condition."

He adds: "Not all bobs and textures are the same. It is important to get the right cut and texture for you. Some of us may suit a short, smooth bob and some of us may prefer a messy natural texture. So my advice to anyone who is thinking about going for the chop, is to think carefully which type of bob is right for you and then discuss with your hair stylist."

Some of our favourite royal ladies have all been there, and look incredible rocking less length. We round up the best royal bobs you need to add to your hair inspiration file, ASAP.


Kate Middleton meets members of the public gathered on King Street during day three of their visit to Ireland on March 5, 2020 in Galway, Ireland. © Getty

The Princess of Wales

Kate's hair really is its own entity. Glossy, gorgeous, and with never so much as a strand out of place, it's the hair of actual dreams. But back in 2020, Prince William's wife actually sported a bob! OK, not quite a bob, but definitely a long bob, with a good few inches cut off. How stunning did it look?


 Zara Tindall attends day 2 of the April Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse on April 18, 2024 in Cheltenham, England© Max Mumby/Indigo,Getty

Zara Tindall

The blonde beauty looked sensational earlier this year at the Cheltenham races, sporting a curly bobbed style and we love how fresh and healthy it looks. She added a royally-loved hairband for the win.


Princess Eugenie Arriving For The World Premiere Of The Young Victoria At The Odeon Leicester Square, London.© Getty

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie has always stepped out with longer hair, and the texture of her mane is super thick and well-looked after. But back in 2012, at the world premiere of 'The Young Victoria' she had a super short bob, cut complete with a fringe! It shapes her face beautifully.


 Queen Letizia rocking a short sleek bob in 2015 in Oviedo, Spain.© Getty

Queen Letizia of Spain

Back in 2015, Queen Letizia cut her always long curls into the most dazzling razor cut bob and it looked so pristine and angular! Fabulous.


 Princess Charlotte attends the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England© Getty

Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte recently celebrated her 9th birthday and royal fans everywhere remarked on how long her hair was. But back at Princess Eugenie's wedding in 2018, the little Princess sported the most adorable bobbed style that was super sleek and straight. Hair goals at age three? Epic!


Lady Amelia Windsor

Lady Amelia Windsor

Last week, Prince Harry and Prince William's third cousin uploaded a series of snapshots documenting her visit to the hairdressers, before she got her honey-toned tresses cut short. The 28-year-old switched up her look, opting for a modern, jaw-grazing bob and we just love the dramatic change. It makes her features really pop.

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