Kate Middleton has reportedly donated her hair to a charity for children with cancer.
The Duchess of Cambridge is said to have come up with the idea while she was having her hair cut at Kensington Palace.
It is believed the royal mum-of-two is donating them to charity the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for cancer sufferers.
Hairdresser Joey, who works for Richard Ward Hair in Chelsea, was cutting seven inches from Kate’s hair four months ago when she decided to donate it.
A royal source told the Daily Express: ‘She mentioned it to Joey, who thought it was a brilliant idea.
‘It was sent using someone else’s name, so that the trust didn’t know it was from a Royal source – they just thought it was from a female donor in the Kensington area.’
‘It’s lovely to think somewhere a little girl is happily wearing a wig made from a real princess’s hair. It’s a very heartwarming thing for Kate to have done, and very thoughtful to use hair that would have otherwise just been thrown away.’
Herefordshire-based charity the Little Princess Trust was launched in 2006 by the parents of Hannah Tarplee, who died at just five-years-old from a cancerous tumour despite undergoing chemotherapy.
It works with professional wig makers making realistic wigs for children who have lost their own hair through chemotherapy or radiotherapy and has so far helped thousands of children.
Patrons include Olympic gold medal cyclist Joanna Rowsell-Shand, ballet dancer Jennie Harrington, former SAS sergeant turned-author Chris Ryan and jockey Richard Johnson.
And other famous figures who have donated hair include Harry Styles, who sent his ponytail in 2006.
A spokesperson for the charity said it was usual for donations of to be sent with a note but said they were not aware of any donation by the Duchess of Cambridge.