Kate Middleton Debuts Stunning Hair Transformation For Fall

She's always been known for her thick, bouncy, brunette hair. But autumn 2019 will be the season Kate Middleton is remembered for embracing her inner blonde by debuting a lighter, more sun-kissed hair color during her visit to the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity on October 9.

Commenting on the mane change for the Daily Mail, celebrity stylist James Johnson applauded the Duchess of Cambridge for the choice, saying the shade was perfect for the fall. "It's a much warmer style, more stylish and suited for the cold seasons," he said, adding that the lighter color not only suited her skin tone perfectly, it also made Kate's hair appear thicker and accentuated her features. Johnson also said the blonde tone could have come from balayage — the hand-painted technique which results in a more natural, less polished effect.

Kate Middleton's fall 'do made its first appearance during a school run

Eagle-eyed fans first spotted Duchess Kate's lighter locks back in early September, when she and Prince William brought Princess Charlotte and Prince George to their school, Thomas' Battersea in South London. Back then, Hello! Magazine called out the color lift, saying the duchess' hair looked as though she had either had a mixture of honey-toned highlights or she had picked up some sun during the summer months. While she hardly moves away from the brunette color spectrum, Kate does change her hair style from time to time, moving from ponytails and headbands to chignons.

The new color comes in time for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's trip to Pakistan, and Hello! is guessing her beauty bag could contain two hairdryers and three different sets of hair curlers — just like it did when Kate went on a royal tour to Sweden in 2018.