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Duchess Kate meets well-heeled brokers on charity day

By Tony Jones

Published 10/12/2015

The Duchess of Cambridge with hotpants-clad trader Nigel Hallagan, and ‘Wicked Witch’ Amanda Hartnell. Below: Kate with her longer locks a month ago
The Duchess of Cambridge with hotpants-clad trader Nigel Hallagan, and ‘Wicked Witch’ Amanda Hartnell. Below: Kate with her longer locks a month ago
The Duchess of Cambridge, with her her new shorter hairstyle, laughs as she mans the phones during a charity day at the offices of Icap brokers in London yesterday
The Duchess of Cambridge with ‘Wicked Witch’ Amanda Hartnell
Kate with her longer locks a month ago

The Duchess of Cambridge's sported a shorter, more youthful new hairdo as she bumped into a burly City broker with taller high heels than herself.

Kate and husband William joined a host of celebrities - from Samantha Cameron to Earl Spencer - at an annual charity event hosted by global brokerage firm Icap, where staff come dressed as weird and wonderful characters.

The Duchess was sporting a fresh new look for the occasion, with her hair a few inches shorter than her last appearance. The long glossy bob is Kate's second new look in three months, after she experimented with bangs in September.

"Kate's new shorter length looks great on her. She looks like she has a fantastic head of very well-conditioned hair and taking it that extra bit shorter really amplifies that," celebrity hairdresser Ben Cooke told the Daily Mail. "It's much more of a modern length and works well now her fringe is slightly grown out."

The pair helped close a deal at the Central European interest rate swaps desk, as the trader put his legs on display in the heels and hotpants.

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