With a new royal baby due next spring, all eyes are on Meghan Markle – and it’s not just her wardrobe that’s changing along with her pregnancy, but her hair too.
Eagle-eyed fans will have noticed that the Duchess of Sussex has recently had a subtle trim, with new layers cut in at the front to frame her face.
Celebrity hair stylist James Johnson recently revealed the potential reason for Meghan’s new ‘do, explaining, “I think the reason Meghan has cut layers into her hair is because she’s pregnant.
“Your hair cycle stops when you’re pregnant which means the hair you would usually lose on a daily basis doesn’t shed until you give birth – when you lose it all in one go.”
“As she is getting thicker hair I believe she is thinning it out with layers and to get the weight out.”
And it’s not the first time one of the royal’s have transformed their hair after giving birth. Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has returned from each of her three maternity leaves with a brand new style.
With her first born Prince George, Kate recommenced her royal duties with far tighter curls than her usual bouncy blow dry.
The Duchess’s most dramatic transformation came after Princess Charlotte, when she had a fringe cut in – before most recently sporting a shorter cut and scattered highlights after returning from maternity leave following the birth of Prince Louis.
In fact, there could be another important reason why the royal women choose this important time to restyle their locks. Princess Diana’s trusted hairdresser Richard Dalton explained in a rare interview that whenever he cut her hair, it became front page news – so he had to be tactical about making changes.
He said, “We had to be very careful. We had to do it one-fourth of an inch at a time over several weeks.”
Aside from opting for a slightly lighter, more red-toned brunette shade back in 2012, Meghan has always stayed true to her long, dark tresses, so we can’t wait to see if she’s sporting a bolder style this time next year.