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Prince William jokes about his lack of hair at royal event

The Duke of Cambridge was awarding honours

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Matthew Moore
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Prince William has joked about his lack of hair as he awarded Martin Samuel, a film stylist, an MBE for his work.

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Martin, who has been nominated for three Oscars during his career, has helped to create iconic film looks, including Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow, David Bowie's red-and-blonde style from The Man Who Fell to Earth and Madonna's character of Eva in Evita. Speaking to PA after being awarded the honour, Martin shared: "And then [the Duke] said, 'Well I don't really have much hair to speak of', and I said, 'but your wife does have beautiful hair', so he said, 'I'll tell her that'."

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William has always had a good humour about his hair, or rather lack thereof, and back in 2019 during a visit to a barbershop, he joked about his usual hair routine.

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"I don't need a haircut anymore, I just take a razor to it!" he teased.

During her trip to Copenhagen earlier this year, the Duchess of Cambridge stunned her fans when she debuted a brand-new style and it suited her perfectly.

The royal wore her hair parted slightly to the side while visiting a university, which aims to promote the mental wellbeing of and relationships between children and their parents.

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Martin picked up an MBE when William made the joke

Speaking to HELLO!, Jason Collier, A-list stylist and Bblonde Brand Educator, shared: "It was so nice to see The Duchess of Cambridge with a more relaxed look, and it really suits her.

"To achieve this look, Kate's locks will have blow-dried with a large paddle brush, smoothing it through the mid-lengths, before curving it out at the ends.

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"This is a great way to smooth the hair, while holding onto natural body and volume."

Jason also revealed some tips for achieving Kate's straightened style: "Any frizz and flyaways will be tamed with a smoothing spray, which also increases manageability, and makes sure strand stay in place all day," he explained.

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