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Prince & Princess of Wales

The Duchess of Cambridge donates her hair to wigs for children under cancer treatment

After the Duchess of Cambridge cut a hefty amount off her hair a few months back, Royal Watchers were quick to notice. What no one knew was that she had donated those locks to the Little Princess Trust.

The Litte Princess Trust is a Herefordshire-based organisation that makes wigs for children that have lost their hair from radiotherapy or chemotherapy.

A royal source told The Express said: “Four months ago Joey persuaded her it was time to take off some of her hair; he said it was just getting too long.”

Joey is Kate’s hairstylist at Richard Ward Hair in Chelsea.

They continued: “While Joey was snipping away the idea came to her of doing some good with it rather than throwing it away.

“She mentioned it to Joey, who thought it was a brilliant idea.

“It was sent using someone else’s name, so that the trust didn’t know it was from a royal source – they just thought it was from a female donor in the Kensington area.”

In 2016, the charity gained exposure when Harry Styles sent some of his hair to the Trust.

Adding on, they said: “It’s lovely to think somewhere a little girl is happily wearing a wig made from a real princess’s hair. It’s a very heartwarming thing for Kate to have done, and very thoughtful to use hair that would have otherwise just been thrown away.”

Kensington Palace has not confirmed the news.

The Little Princess Trust was set up after Wendy and Simon Tarplee lost their five-year-old daughter, Hannah to a tumour.

“Losing her hair was traumatic for Hannah but finding high-quality wigs for children was difficult and only after a long search was a firm found which made a wig for her,” said a statement from the charity.

“After Hannah died, her parents, Wendy and Simon, set up a charity providing free children’s wigs.”

They have also funded research into “less toxic treatments” for paediatric cancer.

When The Express reached out to the Trust, they said it was not common for a donation to be sent without a note, but that they do take anonymous contributions.

Adding on: “We are not aware of having any donation made by the Duchess of Cambridge, but if she had sent us some hair, she may have decided to make it anonymously, understandably after the attention given to the donation made by Harry Styles.”

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