Kate Middleton stuns with lockdown transformation

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·2-min read

Kate Middleton has appeared to have undergone a lockdown transformation.

The UK is currently in the middle of a government-imposed month-long lockdown, in an effort to curb the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Kate Middleton on a zoom call
Kate Middleton has shown off her new hairdo and dewy makeup look. Photo: Instagram/Kensington Royal

Yesterday, the 38-year-old royal appeared in a video on Kensington Palace’s Instagram page, where she revealed she’s set to share results from a survey earlier this year about raising children under five and their early years.

Kate looked noticeably blonder, having already gone a ‘bronde’ shade earlier this month when she was seen in a video thanking everybody who submitted a lockdown portrait to the 'Hold Still' project in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. 

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Kate Middleton in lockdown with a photo of Prince George in the background
The Duchess of Cambridge appears to have undergone a lockdown transformation. Photo: Instagram/Kensington Royal

However, celebrity make-up artist Olivia Todd told the Daily Mail she believes Kate has also completely overhauled her makeup bag. 

“It's clear to see that Kate has certainly revamped her overall look when you make a comparison between her recent and past appearances,” she said. 

“Her make-up at present is far more modern, radiant and fresh looking, much different to her very matte, rosier complexion in the past.”

Kate Middleton in a red jacket with bronde hair
Earlier this month, the duchess debuted her 'bronde' hair. Photo: Getty Images

While Olivia said Kate may have just spent more time doing hair treatments and taking care of her skin during lockdown, she went on to say: “My knowledge tells me that her ultra-dewy, expensive looking ‘lit-from-within’ sheen is something that is very hard to achieve without a helping hand from make-up and beauty products.”

Back in June, Kate was first spotted with new blonde highlights in her hair, but they were extremely subtle in contrast to how blonde the royal has gone now. 

The duchess also went for a relaxed straight blow-dry with a sweeping side part during a zoom call with a children’s hospice, giving her a dramatically different look. 

The most recent video on the Kensington Royal Instagram account was Kate’s first appearance since the couple shared their heartbreak after their "dear dog" Lupo sadly died over the weekend.

"Very sadly last weekend our dear dog, Lupo, passed away,” the couple wrote in an Instagram post.

“He has been at the heart of our family for the past nine years and we will miss him so much. - W & C."

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