Kate debuts elegant new hairstyle at charity event

Julie Delahaye

The Duchess of Cambridge debuted a chic new hairstyle on Wednesday as she and Prince William attended the ICAP Charity Day. The stylish royal appeared to have embraced the shorter hair trend, with a few inches chopped off her glossy brunette locks, leaving the length falling just below her shoulders.

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The Duchess of Cambridge debuted a new shoulder-length style

Kate was looking as radiant as ever as she showed off her new 'do - which also saw some layers being added in to the look – by wearing her tresses down in a sleek blow-dried style with a middle parting.

While the mother-of-two has been sporting a chic fringe in recent months, it seems that she has been slowly growing it out. At the charity event her fringe was parted to the middle and swept to the side, adding to the gorgeous layered effect.

The Duchess was as stylish as ever for the charity event, in a dark teal L.K. Bennett suit, teamed with a pair of black pumps.

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Kate took part in the ICAP Charity Day

William and Kate took part in the charity event held at ICAP which saw them meeting brokers and charity representatives on a tour of the offices, before having a go at closing a few deals themselves in a bid to raise money for charity – with guidance from ICAP staff. They were joined by other famous faces including Samantha Cameron and actor Jeremy Irons who also attempted to close deals.

The night before, the royal couple were spotted heading to Buckingham Palace for an annual diplomatic reception hosted by the Queen. The Duchess was dazzling as she opted for the intricate Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara – a firm favourite of Diana, Princess of Wales.

William's mother received this paticular tiara as a wedding gift from the Queen in 1981. The tiara was created in 1914 for Queen Mary and features pearls suspended from diamond love knots, however Diana said the tiara was so heavy it induced a headache and she had to switch to her Spencer family tiara instead.

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