Kate Hair Update: It's a Few Shades Darker, Still Extremely Shiny

12/02/2013 at 06:37 PM ET

Kate Middleton hairChris Jackson/Getty; Rex USA

We vowed to bring you updates every time the Duchess of Cambridge updates her hair, and boy, are we true to our word. While you were oohing and aahing over her pretty dress and red clutch, we were comparing photos of her hair to other recent pics to see if, in fact, she’s gone darker.

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Conclusion? It looks like Kate is rocking a darker do for winter. Her normal hue is a sun-kissed chestnut with subtle blonde highlights, which seem to be totally gone from her glossy new look. Gone are the hints of gray — as well as the center part — that weren’t such a big hit with PEOPLE commenters. Instead, her latest enviable hair update is a dark, shiny mahogany, with less color variation than she’s worn in the past.

What do you think of Kate’s newest color? Do you love the darker, more mysterious Duchess, or do you miss her highlighted hair?

–Alex Apatoff

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Guest on

The cracks have begun to show!

katy on

What cracks? That she colors her hair? That she’s starting to get gray? Oh no, she’s human?

Mary on

Love her lighter shade but either way, she’s a beautiful young lady.

Leslie on

I think the darker color is glossy and rich and perfect for fall/winter. She looks lovely!

Just Me on

Cracks? Are you perfect Guest? So she colors her hair, most women I know do, or have at some point in their life. Go back under your bridge troll.

ddmilner on

Like the darker shade for the winter however I love the dimension of her highlighted hair.

guest on

It’s beautiful. NOT everyone colors their hair to cover grey!

Amaryllis on

Second shot is indoors nighttime. You’d have to have two daytime shots to compare.

Elizabeth on

You can tell that in the lighter haired picture that her hair is dyed. Her roots are showing. It’s common for women to dye their hair. It’s no big deal. She just went for a different shade of brown this time. As long as she doesn’t dye it bleached blond I thi we will all survive (sarcasm obviously)

caro on

She has a new baby, and many nursing Mom’s stay away from harsh chemicals in hair dyes. She is just a mere mortal doing her best to be a good Mother…..who cares if she has gray hairs? Shouldn’t we rejoice that she has some acutal flaws like the rest of us?

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