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Kate Middleton's Hair Secretly Went Into Wigs for Children

Kate Middleton's Hair Secretly Went Into Wigs for Children
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By    |   Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:29 AM

Kate Middleton's hair has been secretly going into wigs for children battling cancer since last summer when the princess and her hairstylist Joey Wheeler were discussing how to make best use the royal locks, People magazine reported.

Since then the Duchess of Cambridge donated several inches of her cut hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes wigs for children who lost their hair while going through chemotherapy or radiation treatments, the Sunday Express reported.

"Four months ago Joey persuaded her it was time to take off some of her hair; he said it was just getting too long," one royal source told the Sunday Express. "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."

The secret, though, is out now, according to a charity representative.

"It's lovely to think that somebody, somewhere — probably more than one person — has received a wig containing Princess Kate's hair," Helen Creese, a representative for Little Princess Trust, told People. "It's a really lovely thought and it's fantastic for raising awareness, plus it's gorgeous hair — we all lust after that hair."

People noted that the charity has funded more than 5,500 wigs for cancer-stricken children since it was founded in 2006 by Wendy and Simon Tarplee, whose daughter Hannah died of cancer the year before.

Harry Styles, of the band One Direction, cut off his ponytail in 2016 and donated it to the charity, People said. The photo of his cut ponytail went viral on social media with more than two million likes.

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