Kate Middleton’s New Bangs Continue Perilous Royal Tour

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Kate Middleton et bangs.
Kate Middleton et bangs. Photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images

Anyone who’s ever tried bangs knows that you leave the salon feeling great, your new fringe bouncing in the breeze and brushing coquettishly against your eyelashes. What a great decision, you think, checking yourself out in every available reflective surface. Then you encounter the perils of environmental factors. Gusts of wind become disastrous. Hats are a recipe for greasy strands plastered to your face. And morning hair? Forget about it.

Kate Middleton’s brand-new bangs are relatively subtle and thus less disaster-prone. However, she’s still not immune to the problems that come with bang territory. During a lengthy public appearance yesterday afternoon, she contended with wind, rain, and even cookies — the last of which isn’t technically bangs-related, but still. Click ahead to see how she weathered these obstacles.

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Hand-crush bangs

Despite having her fingers smushed by adoring, fingerless-glove-wearing fans, Kate managed to ignore the fact that her hair was encroaching on her smile territory.

Defended bangs

For most people, these rainy wind-gusts would spell disaster. Not so for Kate, who can shield herself with a mere slender forearm …

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Recovery bangs

… And with a quick flip …

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Photo-op bangs

… We’re back in business!

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Whipped-back-and-forth bangs

En route to her next location, Kate makes the wise decision to turn her head towards the wind so that her hair blows away from her face. It’s an old trick, but effective.

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Suspicion bangs

Her hair conveniently hides the look in her eyes that says, “They’re really going to make me eat this cookie? In public?”

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Cookie bangs

Okay, this really has nothing to do with her bangs, but we couldn’t resist a photo of Kate with a cookie jar.

Kate Middleton’s New Bangs Continue Royal Tour