Kate Middleton Got a Fresh Haircut and Color For Summer, Putting a Spin on the Blond Trend

It looks like even Kate Middleton, a natural brunette, is trying out a lighter hair color for summer. The Duchess of Cambridge was recently photographed with a fresh, new auburn color with strawberry blond highlights. Strawberry blond — and really any other shade of blond, for that matter — are huge summer hair color trends.

But the new color isn't the only update to the Duchess's hairstyle. Her long hair now has sweeping, face-framing layers. With her middle part, it even looks like she opted for long curtain bangs that hit right at her cheekbones.

The photo posted on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge official Instagram page shows the Duchess on BBC Tiny Happy People, a new initiative on the BBC Breakfast morning show. Tiny Happy People is a BBC Education program that provides resources to parents with children from pregnancy to age 4.