Kate Middleton's iconic asset that the Queen was obsessed with

Prince Harry claims the Queen loved something in particular about Kate Middleton's appearance

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Prince Harry has claimed that the Queen loved one of Kate Middleton's most impressive features.

Prior to her death in September 2022, Queen Elizabeth II was known to have been incredibly fond of her granddaughter-in-law, Kate Middleton. 

And while it was Princess Catherine's hardworking nature and kind character that Her Majesty loved about her, Prince Harry claims that the late monarch was also a huge fan of her luscious head of hair. 

The Princess of Wales is famed for her incredible long, thick and healthy-looking tresses with Kate's hair transformation over the years having wowed royal fans every step of the way.

Kate Middleton the Queen obsessed with

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In Prince Harry's long-awaited bombshell memoir, Spare, he details how the Queen would always remark on the beauty of Kate's shiny brunette locks. 

In a snippet recounting his wife Meghan Markle's first meeting with King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla, Harry tells of how he instructed his girlfriend at the time to wear her hair down. 

"I suggested she wear it that way," Harry penned, "Pa likes it when women wear their hair down. Granny too."

Touching on the Queen's love of Kate's hair, Harry added, "She often commented on 'Kate's beautiful mane."

Kate Middleton the Queen obsessed with

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Prince Harry also revealed that he told Meghan to opt for a subtle make-up look for the first time she met with his dad, reporting that King Charles is not a fan of heavy glam. 

"Pa didn't approve of women who wore a lot," he said. 

In another sweet Spare extract, Harry reminisced on the early days of Prince William and Kate Middleton's romance, opening up about when he first met his now sister-in-law. 

"She'd done a gap year in Florence, knew about photography, art. And clothes. She loved clothes. Her name was Kate," the book reads. 

Kate Middleton the Queen obsessed with

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Admitting that he loved making Princess Catherine laugh, Harry added, "I was quite good at it.

"My transparently silly side connected with her heavily disguised silly side."

Confessing his fears that William having a serious girlfriend would change their brotherly relationship, Harry went on to add, "Whenever I worried that Kate was going to be the one to take Willy from me, I consoled myself with thoughts of all our future laughing fits together.

"I told myself how great everything would be when I had a serious girlfriend who could laugh along with us."

Caitlin Elliott
News Editor

Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.