Kate Middleton Makes Anonymous Donation To Cancer Charity The Little Princess Trust
Not everyone can boast of having a thick head of beautiful hair like that of Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton—especially if you're a little girl or young woman bravely battling cancer.
It was this concern that reportedly tugged at the royal beauty's heartstrings, prompting her to donate seven inches of her enviable tresses to the Little Princess Trust.
The 36-year-old mother of two was getting her hair trimmed by royal stylist Joey Wheeler, a hair dresser from Chelsea's posh Richard Ward Hair, when he suggested to change things up a little. Their quick beauty session resulted in the "Kob," a.k.a. Kate's middle-length bob that caught everyone's attention in 2017, and something much more touching: the princess decided to donate her chopped off hair, rather than simply have it thrown away.
It was said that Kate must have sent the donation under a different name as the trust had not received a package specifically citing that it was from a member of the royal family. Some suggest that Kate wanted to avoid the attention, considering the scale of reactions singer Harry Styles spurred when he too donated his hair to the charity in 2016.
Kate’s hair reportedly made it to the Herefordshire-based charity established by the parents of Hannah Tarplee. 10 years ago, the big-hearted couple went through a testing experience when their daughter was laid to rest at the age of five after succumbing to complications from a cancerous tumor.
The Hereford Cathedral Junior School student reportedly had so much difficulty in finding a suitable wig when she lost her hair to radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and when her parents finally found the perfect match, the little girl absolutely loved wearing the wig especially on special occasions. This joy was what Hannah's parents wanted to share with other families going through similar experiences.
To date, the Little Princess Trust has given away an average of 5,500 wigs to little girls and young women battling cancer for free, and have also helped fund research on pediatric cancer treatments. They continue to work with professional wig makers, with hair coming from donations from different men and women. And this time, it looks one lucky girl is going to be wearing a wig made from hair from a real-life princess!