You might be surprised by Kate Middleton's most popular hairstyle

It's not what you would think...

Kate Middleton wearing blazer and white tee
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It's not what you would think...

Ever since she married Prince William, Kate's Middleton's hair has been the obsession of many.

There are many reasons why, but we think it's down to how healthy and bouncy it always looks. No matter the style, her hair always looks polished and it completes her looks.

The Duchess turned 40 this weekend and honoured the occasion with some stunning photographs, in which she displayed the most beautiful natural looking wavy hair. It's non-stop fabulous hair.

If you would have asked us which of her hairstyles was popular, we would have assumed it would be her tradition-breaking wedding hair. However, it has been revealed by hair experts Longevita, that Kate Middleton's most influential hairstyle of all time is in fact the fringe that she sported back in 2015.

Kate Middleton with a fringe

When she first sported the new style, searches for 'Kate Middleton hair' peaked at 426% above average.

We can gladly reveal, that we weren't too far off with our original guess and the Duchess' wedding hair came in second place.

In third position was her post-birth hair, when she appeared on the steps of the Lindo Wing having just given birth to Prince George.

And in 2013, when Kate added highlights to her brunette hair, searches spiked again, which takes fourth place.

Katie Thomas

Katie Thomas is the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire UK. With over 10 years of experience on women's luxury lifestyle titles, she covers everything from the best beauty looks from the red carpet and stand out trends from the catwalk, to colonic irrigation and to the best mascaras on the market. She started her career on fashion desks across the industry - from The Telegraph to Brides - but found her calling in the Tatler beauty department. From there she moved to Instyle, before joining the Marie Claire digital team in 2018. She’s made it her own personal mission to find the best concealer in the world to cover her tenacious dark circles. She’s obsessed with skincare that makes her skin bouncy and glowy, low-maintenance hair that doesn’t require brushing and a cracking good manicure. Oh and she wears more jewellery than the Queen.