Kate Middleton's new curly up-do is the easy glam hairstyle you need to replicate this Christmas season

Kate Middleton's new curly ponytail look is the festive hairstyle you need in your life this year

Kate Middleton curly hairstyle ponytail - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the "Faberge in London: Romance to Revolution" exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum on December 2, 2021 in London, England
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Kate Middleton's new ultra-glam curly ponytail is the easy up-do you need to try this Christmas season. 

If you have a calendar packed with festive get-togethers this December and are ready to get your glam on with some glowing festive make-up looks and gorgeous Christmas hairstyles, Kate just served some serious inspiration. 

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London this week to pay a visit to the new "Faberge in London: Romance to Revolution" exhibition this week, she proved that an easy up-do can look just as glam as her signature blow-out. 

Kate, whose hair has transformed over her years as an iconic royal, looked elegant as she appeared at the exhibit, sporting an intricately patterned tie-neck blouse, with her tresses styled into bouncy barrel curls and worn in a teased ponytail. 

Time to dig out that barrel curling wand—or to invest in a brand new curling iron that can create luscious looking spiral curls like Kate's!

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ghd Classic Curl Tong, £129 | John Lewis

With a ceramic coating, a 26mm barrel, an optimum styling temperature of 185 degrees and a clip to help you style, the ghd Classic Curl Tong is the ultimate hair investment if you want to create curls like Kate's.

Kate Middleton curly ponytail - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the "Faberge in London: Romance to Revolution" exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum on December 2, 2021 in London, England

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A series of snaps from the royal outing were shared on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's official Instagram account, sparking showers of praise from Kate's adoring fans. 

"This is such a beautiful exhibition!! And I absolutely love this picture of our gorgeous Duchess," one wrote. 

"What a stunning photo," another agreed, while a third wrote, "Sigh….beauty viewing beauty!"

Kate Middleton curly ponytail - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the "Faberge in London: Romance to Revolution" exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum on December 2, 2021 in London, England

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Kate has been opting against her famed blow-dry more and more often lately, wearing her thick brunette locks in more spiral-esque curls for almost all of the royal appearances she has made lately. 

When the Duchess stepped out at the Royal Variety Performance back in November, she had gone for tighter, more prominent curls with her hair swept over and worn in a far side parting for the glamorous evening out, hinting that her famously sleek yet voluminous blow-dried style is no longer her go-to. 

Kate Middleton curly hair - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall on November 18, 2021 in London, England

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For the prestigious occasion, Kate looked ravishing in an emerald green sequin-embellished gown by Jenny Packham and accessorized with her stunning yet affordable Missoma gold earrings

The Duchess chose to wear similar curls when she paid a visit to a North London secondary school at the end of November in order to sit in on a science lesson and highlight the importance of early childhood development. 

Kate Middleton curly hair - Duchess of Cambridge gestures as she arrives for a visit to Nower Hill High School in Harrow, north London on November 24, 2021, where she joined students for a science lesson studying neuroscience and the importance of early childhood development

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Kate beamed as she chatted to the pupils at Nower Hill High School in Harrow, teaming a fuchsia roll neck jumper with a coordinating coat. 

She finished the smart and polished look with a pair of black trousers and some navy court heels, looking as elegant as ever in the Year 8 classroom. 

Caitlin Elliott
Caitlin Elliott

Caitlin is Junior News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. 


Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry). 


After leaving uni, she dabbled in fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team at Future for her first real job in the world of online journalism, joining the ranks as a Digital Writer in 2019. 


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. 


When she's not working you'll find Caitlin sipping bubbles at brunch with her besties, thinking about her next iced coffee, trying to close the rings on her Apple Watch, scrubbing up on her royal family knowledge or scrolling through the Zara app, trying to resist tapping 'check out' again.