Meghan Markle may have thought she could keep her new haircut under the radar. But royal fans didn't take very long to notice the change.
Markle, 37, is known to have her black locs in a loose bun or undone to frame her face. On Saturday and Sunday, a pregnant Markle wore it out and fans observed a slight change.
The Duchess of Sussex attended the Remembrance day events in London alongside other royal members. Her normally even hair was a bit choppier than we have seen before.
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It appeared the royal had opted to get a pregnancy haircut. She and her husband Prince Harry announced they were expecting back in October.
Online, some persons guessed at the reason behind the cut. Some said it was to decrease the resulting attention she would otherwise get from a more drastic change.
James Johnson, a celebrity hairstylist, suggested that it was to thin out her hair in anticipation of the thickness from pregnancy.
Johnson told Femail: "It looks like Meghan really has had a subtle haircut recently with more fine layers around her face. 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."
Markle's already admired for her head of hair. In considering a drastic cut to help with the oncoming thickness, media attention plays a crucial role.
A shorter cut might detract from more important work that Markle wants the public to focus on. Johnson said that "[Princess] Diana was also very aware of this."
The man behind the cut is likely to be George Northwood, Markle's favorite stylist whom she called "a genius." He styled the Duchess' hair throughout her recent Down Under tour.
Recently, Markle joined the Duchess of Cambridge and many others to celebrate Prince Charles' 70th birthday. Together, the two dished out high royal fashion in trendy coats.
However, during the weekend there was speculation when Markle stood separate from her new royal family.
Markle was joined by Queen Elizabeth II, the Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duchess of Cornwall. The latter three stood on a balcony by themselves.
On the other hand, Markle was appointed to stand with Elke Büdenbender, wife of the German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Royal experts divulged that the situation was simply a matter of protocol. Royal etiquette calls for Markle, a less superior royal, to leave the frontal positions for her superiors.
Either way, Remembrance day was meant to remember those who gave their lives for others. Markle's ambassadorial role was not a slight and played a big part in the grand scheme of things.