People: Kate Middleton Complimented Little Girl on Her Hairstyle as She Helped Children Pick out Christmas Trees

Kate Middleton compliments an eight-year-old girl on her curly hair and reveals that she is interested in trying to replicate the style later when she gets home.

A hair makeover could be in the works for a member of the royal family. Kate Middleton's interest in a new hairstyle was sparked when she complimented 8-year-old Aleigha on her curly hair. 

She met the young girl during an afternoon of Christmas tree hunting, letter writing to Santa Claus, and craft-making, with the Family Action Charity, at Peterley Manor Farm.

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🎅🏽🦌🌲 The Duchess of Cambridge joined children supported by @family_action as they picked Christmas trees at Peterley Manor Farm in Buckinghamshire. Her Majesty The Queen has passed the patronage to The Duchess having held the role for over 65 years. The charity was founded in 1869 to help families in difficulty by giving them practical help and support. Today, Her Royal Highness stepped into the ‘Elves Enchanted Forest’ to make Christmas decorations, prepare food for the reindeers and post letters to Father Christmas. Family Action continues to work directly with vulnerable or disadvantaged children and families through both local and national services. The charity’s services include perinatal mental health services, counselling and therapeutic support and the mentoring of children, young people and adults.

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It was announced by the palace that after the Queen has been working with the patronage for 65 years, she has decided to pass the patronage to Kate. 

The charity was established in 1869 and provides various forms of practical, financial, and emotional support to families going through difficult times.

Sources have told PEOPLE that Kate is "starting to find her voice" as she becomes more involved and confident in her royal duties. In light of her recent engagement, Kensington Palace revealed:

"The new patronage aligns with The Duchess's longstanding work on the early years, and the importance of supporting children and families during this seminal period of their lives."

 
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Today, The Duchess of Cambridge became Royal Patron of @Family_Action. Her Majesty The Queen @TheRoyalFamily has passed the patronage to The Duchess having held the role for over 65 years. The Duchess joined children and families supported by Family Action at a Christmas tree farm and helped them to make Christmas decorations, eco-friendly reindeer food, and post their letters to Father Christmas! Her Royal Highness also helped the children find Christmas trees for Family Action pre-schools, before heading back inside for some hot chocolate. Family Action was founded in 1869 to help families in difficulty by giving them practical help and support. The charity works directly with vulnerable or disadvantaged children and families, and provides services including perinatal mental health services, counselling and therapeutic support, and the mentoring of children, young people and adults. The new patronage aligns with The Duchess’s longstanding work on the early years, and the importance of supporting children and families during this seminal period of their lives.

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Kate, who remained hands-on, helping to lift trees and walking hand-in-hand with the children, made time for small chat with the people around her. Recalling her conversation with the Duchess about her curly hair, Aleigha reveals:

"She said that my hair was nice and said, 'How did you do it?' I said I put lots of plaits [braids] in it and she said she might try it tonight."

Princess Charlotte and her brother, Prince George arrive with their parents Kate Middleton and Prince William for their first day of school at Thomas's Battersea, on September 5, 2019, in London, England | Source: AARON CHOWN/AFP via Getty Images

Princess Charlotte and her brother, Prince George arrive with their parents Kate Middleton and Prince William for their first day of school at Thomas's Battersea, on September 5, 2019, in London, England | Source: AARON CHOWN/AFP via Getty Images

Oddly enough, Kate is likely to keep to her word about testing out Aleigha's trick to keeping curly hair because she has shown interest in the past.

In February, she showed off her hair braiding skills on a young theatre performer at Cinemagic charity.

One person who won't be joining her in an evening of hair braiding is her husband, Prince William. During a previous visit at Blackpool park, he revealed that the only hair he can braid is Charlotte's ponytail.

William joked to a group parents that it was a "nightmare" trying to learn the technique after watching a YouTube tutorial.

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