Kate Middleton Donated Something Extremely Personal to Charity
Kate Middleton is well known for both her charitable side and also for having the most enviable hair of all the royals (though, to be fair, that bar is sort of low). So really, it’s no big surprise that when the Duchess cut off her longer locks last summer she also ensured they went to a good home.
According to Middleton’s hair stylist, Joey Wheeler, when the Duchess asked him to cut off seven inches of her hair in 2017 she also asked him to save it so she could send it to the Little Princess Trust. The Trust, according to People, is an organization that makes wigs from real human hair and donates them to children undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
“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 spokesperson for the charity, 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!”
But, this isn’t the only wig the charity has made from celebrity hair. Harry Styles, of One Direction fame, also donated his luscious ponytail, which he proudly showed off on social media, to the charity in 2016.
The identities of the recipients of Styles’ and Middleton’s hair, however, will likely remain a mystery forever.
“We like to thank everyone and send out little certificates to all our donors,” Creese said, “but lots of people don’t fill in the paperwork and they don’t feel the need to be acknowledged in that way, but we are always very grateful.”
But perhaps that is a good thing, as now each and every child who received a wig can feel just a little bit like a princess.