Tabloids flip over Kate's haircut, which is basically the same as it was before

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, new hair on Nov. 28, 2012. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, old hair on Sept. 13, 2012. (Nicolas Asfouri/AP)

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has cut her hair, much to the chagrin of many British tabloids who are crying foul over a hairdo that looks very much the same as it did before.

Kate revealed the new ‘do during her first official visit to Cambridge, and the U.K. version of Marie Claire reports the following dialogue between a royal fan and the Duchess: “She said: ‘I’m not sure about it. It’s a bit windy today.’ I said, ‘don’t worry, it looks lovely.'”

Not everyone thinks the princess looks “lovely,” however.

“In reality, all Kate’s done is wimp out and get Liz Hurley’s haircut,” writes the Mirror, which says the Duchess should have gone big with bangs, in a style closer to country singer Taylor Swift.

“Kate’s cut her hair. And it’s not good. In fact, the Duchess of Cambridge’s new hairstyle is something of a flop,” laments Daily Mail columnist Liz Jones.

Who gave Kate permission to cut her hair?, Jones asks, before employing the slippery slope argument: “Whatever next? Highlights? Extensions? A feather cut? A bubble perm?”

Also, Jones, points out, a Royal must consider all that the life of a Royal entails before making such a rash decision: “She’ll soon see that the new cut just isn’t right for royal life. If she wears a tiara, her fringe isn’t long enough to curl around it, but will instead be squashed, like a spider beneath a jam jar.”

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