The perfect summer cut and color.

By Kimberly Truong
Jul 14, 2020 @ 8:42 am

Kate Middleton has emerged out of the U.K.'s lockdown with a fresh new haircut.

The Duchess of Cambridge made an appearance on BBC Breakfast for a segment that aired Tuesday, wearing an Emilia Wickstead polka dot dress paired with espadrille wedges, and revealing a new haircut, chopped into soft layers framing her face with caramel highlights.

As quarantine measures have eased in England, the duchess has begun making her first rounds of in-person appearances after months of public engagements via Zoom. She sat down with BBC to discuss Tiny Happy People, an initiative for new parents and their babies aiming to address the language gap among children aged under five across the U.K.

During the appearance, she also joked that she's become a "feeding machine" to her children, Prince George, 6; Princess Charlotte, 5; and Prince Louis, 2.

"My children have bottomless pits," she said. "I feel like a constant feeding machine for them. Louis doesn't understand social distancing, he goes out wanting to cuddle everything, particularly any babies younger than him."

Kensington Palace also shared photos of Kate during the making of Tiny Happy People back in November, posting a series of shots of her on Instagram in a long-sleeved blue dress and black pumps.

"Families and carers are at the heart of nurturing the next generation of happy, healthy adults, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to turn to for advice," she said in a statement about the initiative. "Tiny Happy People is an invaluable resource which provides parents and carers with support and tips, as well as simple activities to ensure children develop the language skills they need to have the best possible start in life. I am delighted to have been part of its journey and hope families across the UK will enjoy exploring the resources."

Earlier this month, she and Prince William had their first in-person joint appearance since quarantine, coordinating outfits for a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn to mark the 72nd anniversary of the NHS (the United Kingdom's National Health Service).