Duchess Kate does not wear a busted weave, she just has a scalp scar


First things first: the dress that the Duchess of Cambridge wore for her first solo, royal event was Amanda Wakeley. Why did it take hours to get the designer ID straight? I don’t know. I still really like the dress on Kate, although I’m sure she was criticized in some hoity-toity corridors for showing so much skin. But as some of you pointed out, Kate pulls it off because she’s so slim and because she barely has much of a bust. If you gave this dress to Sofia Vergara, it would be obscene (and awesome, in a completely different way).

Now, in yesterday’s post, I mentioned that The Mail was getting all tabloidy over the state of Kate’s hair. Specifically, the “line” that could be seen just centimeters from her hairline, in her hair:


The Mail claimed that the line was likely proof that the Duchess wears a weave or some kind of clip-on extensions. The story was widely circulated until the “spokesman for the Duchess” (fancy!) got in a snit and released the information that Kate has an old scar on her head, and that was what everyone was seeing:

The Duchess left behind her Prince, but she showed the world something new. On Wednesday night Kate Middleton made her first official solo appearance in London as the Duchess of Cambridge at a charity dinner for In Kind Direct at the Clarence House. Prince William’s wife, 29, looked radiant in a floor length blue chiffon gown, with her styled hair half-up, half-down.

But underneath her beautiful ‘do, Kate revealed an alarming three-inch long scar on the left side of her head, behind her temple.

“The scar is related to a childhood operation,” said a spokesman for the Duchess.

As a child, the Duchess had “a very serious operation,” officials told the Daily Mail, but declined to detail the exact surgery or reason for treatment.

John Scurr, a London based surgeon, told the Daily Mail, “I really doubt it was any serious condition and I would say it is as a result of an arteriovenous malformation – a birthmark – being removed”.

Regardless, the Duchess wowed at Wednesday’s bash. “She is more beautiful in person than you can imagine, she literally wowed the room,” an insider tells Us Weekly. “She looked amazing.”

[From Us Weekly]

A serious operation that no one can talk about? WTF? Skip the jokes about The Omen and how Kate had a “666” birthmark removed. Let’s face it, she’s too lazy to be the devil. Which brings me to another question – Kate now has a spokesperson? I thought all of her staff and William’s staff were technically employees of Prince Charles? But that’s a little detail that keeps changing and revising too. Of course Kate has her own spokesman. Just like she probably has several assistants, dressers, stylists, secretaries and other assorted staffers. But if anyone comes out and admits that Kate already has a huge staff at her disposal, questions will arise: WHY? Why does she need so many people working for her at this moment when she barely does anything?





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  1. Cathy says:

    She’s a beautiful woman…and eventually she’ll grow into the role.

  2. brin says:

    I agree, she’s lovely and she will do well, give her time.

  3. Diane says:

    A scar? Big deal. She is a lovely princess.

  4. Luise says:

    That scar is very strange. She does have a bobble head.

  5. Poison Ivy says:

    What has a scar to do with wearing a weave/extensions. Total BS! My first thought was facelift. But only on one side? So that’s BS too.

  6. NaNaNa says:

    The Palace should have just ignored this trivial matter. It will only set a precedent.

  7. Kiki says:

    so what if she does wear a weave?

  8. Joanne says:

    All the royals have ‘staff’. Some of the ‘staff’ are shared across the royals, eg Cate has the same spokes person as Charles and Wills. Its just how the Royals do things.
    That being said, she has a scar, who doesn’t?

  9. inthekitchen says:

    I don’t think I believe the scar theory because it’s not visible on all pictures of that side of her head with her hair similarly pulled back…and, yes, I did look through a ton of pictures yesterday…I was THAT bored. Plus it looks like it sticks out at the bottom, which just seems strange for a scar. You’d think she would have had it trimmed down or something (is that possible?).

  10. Anonymous says:

    I agree with inthekitchen. Thousands of photos have been taken of this woman and the “scar” has never shown up before?

    I’m so sick of people holding her (and the rest of the Royal parasites) up.

  11. lulu says:

    That’s not three inches.
    That’s not how you hold a glass either.

  12. khaveman says:

    Here is the scar again, if you look closely. The photo of her and William walking in the purple sweater. You can clearly see it. Scar or weave, it’s here in this pic. http://www.popsugar.com/Pictures-Married-Prince-William-Kate-Middleton-19882738?page=0,0,2

  13. Ell says:

    Kate and royals aren’t going anywhere, it doesn’t matter what outsiders think or say. That’s because the majority of the UK are happy with William’s choice and the monarcy.

  14. jazz fabulous says:


    I cannot believe you even wasted time writing this ridiculous article about her scar.

    Unbelievable! smh

  15. Nanea says:

    Kate will have to undergo much more duchess/princess training: a glass has a stem so one holds it at its stem. It’s like the handle of a glass.

    Conducting oneself in public 101.

  16. gee says:

    Weave or scar, I still love this bitch.

    AND she’s just a future princess, she has time to be just Kate before she is Queen(ish).

  17. Darlene says:

    Dude. The hatred and criticism of this lovely girl continues to amaze me. OMG she held her glass “wrong”. OMG her scar never showed before now, MUST be a conspiracy. OMG she does NOTHING all day but sit around and eat bon bons and gloat about how she waited long enough to get her wagon hitched to a star.

    Please. She’s lovely. She loves William, he loves her. She’s doing her best not to end up sick or dead or exploited to death in an environment that pretty much killed William’s mother.

    I love the girl. I love her husband. Her dress is beautiful and I wish them nothing but the best.

  18. cat says:

    I’m sure she does much more than “nothing” – people must be wanting her to do things ALL THE TIME. Whether she does them is another story but likely someone – else – has to sort all that out.

    She is very very thin tho’. Was she always so thin through their relationship I wonder?

  19. Delta Juliet says:

    Oh PLEASE! It’s a scar! Who the eff cares? I’ve got bunches of them. Lot’s of people do. What’s there to discuss?

  20. Xyz says:

    That comment from the Us Weekly source is hilarious, as are all these other people who insist upon calling this average-but-pretty woman beautiful, gorgeous and the like simply because she married a prince.

  21. Talie says:

    That is a HUGE scar…I can’t believe no one has ever noticed it! Honest though, I thought everyone freaking out over her weave was ridiculous, like who cares?

  22. LisaMarie says:

    Oh noes, she’s holding her glass wrong!! Well, I, for one, am completely disgusted. How can she even show her face in public!?


  23. mln76 says:

    I feel kind of bad for her but she got what she wanted. Wil gave her plenty of time to get out. She volunteered for the fishbowl. She was probably pushed so hard by her social climbing parents that she has no personality and no concept of what she’s actually passionate about. I don’t get the idea that they are actually popular just considered better than Charles and Camilla? Would love to hear what people in the UK actually think of her.

  24. ladybert62 says:

    My hubby has a head scar because he is a male who did a stupid motorcycle stunt with his stupid friend – now, he has to have his hair cut and worn in a certain way due to the scar and its “ridge” on his head.

    So I have sympathy for beautiful Kate’s scar!

    So now I see the front of that dress and it is beautiful.

    She is such a classy and elegant dresser.

  25. Bellatrix says:

    I can’t believe I’m running to Waity’s rescue. I have a thick scar on my skull too. Depending on the brightness of the light, it has appeared through my hair (which isn’t super thick) on pictures too, to my own surpise.

    Yah, looks like a scar. Hair doesn’t grow back on scar tissue which is why the chances of it appearing on pictures when bright lightbulbs are in action are increased.

    *shrugs* Whatevs.

  26. spinner says:

    I don’t think anyone speculating that she does nothing is actually privy to her day to day activities. I think she is a lovely young woman & represents well.

  27. Delta Juliet says:

    All I know is she finally wore her hair a different way and this is the reaction. It’s going to be back to the same old blow out, you watch.

  28. texasmom says:

    I really like this hair style for her. And altho she is super-slender, this dress shows that she isn’t actually BONY thin.

  29. Flan says:

    Like that she finally did something by herself; was about time.

    Hope she won’t compensate for that hard work by taking a few months off before doing anything useful again.

    Did like the dress a lot.

  30. Mi says:

    It does look like a scar and if you look at previous pictures of her when her hair is pulled up like that you can see it, not in every picture but like a previous poster said it depends on the brightness of light. Could be the reason why she usually have her hair down instead of pulled up.

  31. JulieM says:

    Why would someone with that much hair wear hair extensions? Does not make sense.

    All this worship of a lazy woman who has never done anything in her life except hang on to a rich prince for nine years is really getting to the nausea stage.

  32. L says:

    Is that even a wine glass? It’s clearly not a champagne flute as it’s super short, and barely has a stem. Holding a teeny stem is just wrong-it looks like a water glass.

    So chill glassgate people. Jeez. And it’s a scar-there are tons of pictures with her hair back where you can see it.

  33. The Original Mia says:

    I have so little interest in her hair and head that I totally overlooked the scar. The Palace should have ignored this non-issue. Seriously, in this day & age, plenty of people put pieces in their hair to make it fuller. But it can’t be said that Duchess Dolittle is anything less than perfect. insert eyeroll

  34. Deven says:

    Is this what life’s come to? Are we all so vapid and clueless that a visible scar can cause such a useless furor? Leave this woman alone! Leave Jessica Simpson alone! Live a life instead of watching Beyonce live her life. Is there absolutely nothing left that people won’t grind into the ground in the name of nosy curiosity??

  35. mln76 says:

    @Deven you know you are on a CELEBRITY GOSSIP SITE right??? 🙂

  36. rogue says:

    @ Ell , the majority in the UK simply don’t care , they feel indifferent to this woman.

    @Darlene , Diana died because of an accident , the whole ‘firm’ is just a mythe.Catherine chose to be part of this family and had 10 years of dating the man she married.She is getting the freedom that Diana never had , comparing the two is simply comparing apples to oranges.People need to stop coddling this almost 30 year old woman.

    Catherine is lazy and i will say it over and over.She is below average.She has not broke her back since marriage and i doubt she will.This whole event was organised by Charles and his team , the only thing she had to do was show up and chat her way through the night.

    and by the way she is not a princess …she is a duchess.

  37. cbnagrl says:

    Her arms look great…nice and toned.

  38. P.J. says:

    @Rogue, Kate is actually a princess because she is married to a prince. She and William go by the titles of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but they also have the titles of Prince William and Princess William (a little strange, but a royal spouse who is not a princess by birth is called by her husband’s name, such as Princess Michael).

    Prince Charles has several royal titles in addition to Prince of Wales. It’s well known that Camilla is called Duchess of Cornwall because of public sentiment against her being called Princess of Wales, although in fact she is the Princess of Wales.

  39. HannahF says:

    @min76. Lately there seems to be an increase in the amount of criticism on the CELE/BITCHY website complaining about posters who BITCH about CELEBrities.

    Kinda odd.

  40. P.J. says:

    By the way I just noticed that some of the older ladies pictured with Kate at the dinner are showing quite a bit of cleavage (ew!) Kate is showing a lot more skin than they are, but it doesn’t look out of place because their breasts are on display and hers are not.

  41. Blergh says:

    I have the exact same scar on my head and its from an operation when I was a baby because the soft spot on my head was closing too fast. It’s a relatively common operation and I’ve seen LOTS of people with the exact same scar, so I’m pretty sure that’s what is showing on her head here. It’s extremely strange that the London surgeon they quoted wouldn’t have recognized that and instead said it was from removing a birthmark- I don’t think he’s a very good surgeon….or maybe the operation is more common in the US? But my scar like that also appears and disappears based on the lighting and how my hair is pulled up.

  42. Sara says:

    Love her but girl needs to gain 10 lbs. for real!

  43. Reece says:

    I saw this yesterday and thought, umm, ok. Why they release a statement, so to speak, about her hair!? Is it that important?

  44. Quest says:

    Scar, Weave, whatever.

    At least if it is a weave she paid for it (it’s hers) if that is a scar then that is one long mother of a scar.

  45. Liz says:

    All I noticed is that the carpet is filthy. Like, stained and covered in crumbs. Gross.

  46. Amy says:

    I hold my glass the exact same way. Never by the stem. I’m always afraid I’m going to drop it. And I will continue to hold it that way despite all the people who claim there is a “correct” way to hold a glass. Honestly who cares really?

  47. murt says:

    All the royals have tons of staff and do absolutely sh–! There was that BBC documentary about prince charles from a few years back – he basically does nothing on his own – he probably has someone to wipe his own a$$!

  48. OriginalGracie says:

    @Darlene: I LOVE YOU. What a lovely post and I agree with everything you said. Thank you! 🙂

  49. eny says:

    Did you notice she isnt’t drinking alcohol? Other peoples have some glasses of champane and Kate is drinking water or juice. Is she…?

  50. Alexis says:

    Eh, just because there’s a scar doesn’t mean she wasn’t wearing a weave. Not like there’s anything wrong with that. These updos require a lot more hair than some people have. They’re theatre.

  51. T.C. says:

    THIS is what the palace cares about? They responded to a story about Kate possibly wearing a weave? They care that much about the gossip section. LOL @ Kate being pissed that people might think she is wearing a weave and wanting to clear that up RIGHT AWAY. HAHAHAHA.

    I would not even waste my time responding to such unimportant gossip and I’m not a rich princess. Kate needs something more important in her life than worrying about her looks or what is written in a tabloid about her HAIR.

  52. Anna says:

    Here is more speculation about the scar from ABC News and Yahoo:

    The mark on her head is a scar from a “very serious operation” according to the Daily Mail. St. James Palace officials confirmed Kate’s scar was from an operation she had as a child, but wouldn’t go into further detail.

    Specialists have already weighed in on what kind of operation it might have been: “Anything, including a birthmark, trauma, neurosurgery or a benign growth of the skin,” Dr. Roy Geronemus, director of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, told ABC News.

  53. Hyo says:

    This is what the Palace has been reduced to? Clarifying Kate Middleton’s “scar”?

    Who cares if it’s a scar? Everyone has a scar. It’s no big deal. Why did they even need to set it straight?

    Who cares if she really wore hair extensions? People are gonna comment on that, just like I did before, but ultimately it doesn’t really matter. It will not distract people from the opinion that Kate seemingly has absolutely no ambitions (except being William’s wife), no interests, and no work ethic.

    The fact that the Palace felt they MUST make a comment just shows how absurd things has become when it comes to managing Kate and William’s PR and image.

    The Palace has allowed everyone to bash Camilla’s looks from looking like a horse to a hag. They let everyone air out their hatred for Camilla and Charles. Beatrice and Eugenie are not protected from any criticism about their looks, weight, and their mother, and the Palace says nothing…but say something trivial about Kate and the Palace gets into a tizzy and releases a statement every.single.time. from pregnancy rumors to Kate’s laziness.

    I’ve never seen an INSTITUTION like the British Royal Family coddle a 30-year old woman this way. It’s like Kate is so insecure and sensitive, that she must be protected at all times. This was the woman who spent 10 years of being called lazy and “Waity Katy” and didn’t give a damn about public opinion.

    I don’t know what the hell is going on behind closed doors, but I sure would like to know why the Palace and Kate’s delusional fans/supporters feel they must defend the lazy Duchess all the time and finding excuses for everything. If they’re trying to boost Kate’s image, they’re doing an abysmal job.

  54. gg says:

    They could’ve given her a different glass, i.e., water glass because it’s easier to maneuver than a long-stemmed glass when you’re in a receiving line like she is. Also, she could be holding it that way to cover up the yellow (alcohol) contents in some bid to not be snapped drinking alcohol. If I were doing what she’s doing, I would NEVER be drinking – wouldn’t drink unless I was at home with my husband. Too easy to say the wrong thing. I get incredibly stupid after 1 glass of wine.

    Re the scar, not buying it, but what’s wrong with her wearing extensions? They should’ve ignored the whole thing. I do see the same white line in some other photos but in some others, don’t see it, and it’s not because of the light.

  55. mln76 says:

    @quest actually if she’s wearing a weave she didn’t pay for it the tax payers of the UK did.

  56. Bermuda Blues says:

    Guys that’s just the scar from her lobotomy. It is standard royal protocol for any future Princess. Honestly, what do you expect? The Royal Firm simply cannot have another Diana! A Princess with a mind of her own? That would never do!

  57. Original Tiffany says:

    Not everyone who has long, full hair has a weave. It’s a scar. Damn, I’m 42 and have hair like hers, all mine. Why does everyone get accused of extensions? Some are horrid, (Brit, Cracken) and deserved to be mocked.
    Some people just can grow long hair.

  58. bluhare says:

    @murt: Read an exerpt of a new book being published on the staff in royal household. Think it was on DM. Anyway, Charles has someone iron his shoelaces after he wears his shoes.

  59. Gigi says:

    She’s still gorgeous. I have scars. Heck, I have skeletons.

  60. Happy21 says:

    Thank you @Darlene!

    Very well said!!

  61. Ell says:

    @Rogue – so all the people in London or in front of their tvs watching the Royal Wedding didn’t care? Over 24 million in UK watched on terrestrial alone, considering many people have sky or similar these days, we’re talking well over half of the population.

  62. crumbcake says:

    It’s definitely a scar. I’ve had two brain surgeries, and the scar looks very similar to hers (although mine is curved instead of vertical). I don’t know if she’s had brain surgery (because those usually leave a few dents in your skull), but it definitely looks like she had some sort of surgical procedure on that side of her head. And it sort of stinks to have a scar like that because when your hair isn’t arranged perfectly, it shows. When your hair gets wet, it shows. When the wind blows, it shows. I feel sorry bad for her. I know I’ve heard people comment that they wished she’d put her hair up. Maybe this is the reason she doesn’t so often, because she’s self-conscious about it. She’s still a very beautiful girl, regardless.

  63. moja31 says:

    of course they have the time to comment on a weave rumor, the woman isn’t really doing much else for her press folks to comment on.

  64. UKHels says:

    I slept through most of the royal wedding and then went food shopping – it was fabulous, lovely and quiet

    unfortunately the british press does this sort of stuff all the time – nothing vaguely interesting happened at the party so they have to make stuff up in order to print the photos and get people clicking on them

    she’s still Princes Meh to me..

  65. JulieM says:

    Ell: Just because lots of people in London watched the wedding, does not mean that they like her. It was a national holiday, if I remember correctly.

    Hell, I can’t stand her and I watched the wedding from Virginia. What a silly justification.

  66. Jaxx says:

    Talk about under the microscope. Now we are going to critique her scars?

  67. zesty says:

    “Professional Shoelace Ironer” That’s fantastic! A real resume builder for sure.

  68. wresa says:

    “A spokesman for the Duchess” in no way indicates he is her personal spokesman. They have a team of PR people working for the royals. Clarence House, right?

    Btw, we get that you think she’s lazy. Please come up with some new material; it’s becoming trite at this point, especially as she continues to prove you wrong.

    See that dead horse (no not Camilla)? Stop beating it already.

    I’m not crazy about this dress, only because she looks cold to me. It can’t be that warm in London this time of year, is it?

  69. Kelly says:

    Do people in Britain really like her? She seems awful, I’d be so annoyed if I lived in Britain and she was going to be my Queen some day. She’s awful. Yuck. The fact they responded to the scar/weave story is strange.

  70. olaf says:

    Hair extension tapes, no doubt about it. At one point before the wedding her hair became magically fuller. Lots of people have them. Why lie about it?

  71. Christine says:

    I’m still missing Diana.

  72. MissVJJ says:

    I must be the only one who like her because she’s not trying to be an oversexed famewhore. She’s not bowing to other people’s opinions that she should dress and act a certain way. She seems to have good intentions, and be seen as a respectable young lady. If you want a British Kardashian, then read about that Eccleston (sp?) chick..

  73. The Original Mia says:

    @Christine I miss Diana too.

  74. Havana says:

    She needs to gain weight?? Are you people crazy???? Her arms are massive!!! She looks very healthy and not skinny at all.

  75. diana says:


    i was really hoping to get something more inviting to look at than this skeleton. sorry guys. she needs help. stat. too skinny, arms and head alarming huge compare with the emaciated body!

  76. Cerulean says:

    @Hyo Agree totally.

    It’s curious that anyone could feel sorry for her. For what? She got what she wanted. She knew the deal and she gets to live like a pampered rich princess. Save real pity for those with REAL problems.

  77. TrollyDolly says:

    She is totally controlled and managed and has absolutely no autonomy at all. She knows she’s not Upper class or Royalty, and that she doesn’t have the upper hand by virtue of pedigree. She’s been well educated in etiquette and class and all the shite, she is note perfect but the Palace control her charities and her appearances and SHE WILL NEVER BE ALLOWED TO BE ANOTHER DIANA.

  78. bobo says:

    Why do you all think she want to be a new Diana? Or she can be a new Diana?
    She is well educated? Surely you mean her graduation. If you hgave enough money to study, you will study a subject you like. And I think if you like your subject, you want to work in this sector. She didn’t.
    And I think, she should know, how to hold the glas right. She is not a common person now and she should learn the aristocratic behavior!

  79. Alyssa says:


    How charming, Kate thinks that Princess Margarets ‘old’ apartement has a lot of potential. No kidding, the largest apartment at KP, 20 rooms, 4 stories. How many servants will they need to maintain such a huge residence.? Kate reminds me of Sophie Wessex, another Miss nobody, from a 4 bedrooom cottage, who insists on living at a casttle with 72 rooms.

    Diana came from Althorp, one of the most magical of aristocratic homes in UK, yet she did not mind living in one of the smallest apartments at KP.

    It is amazing how these women who come from nowhere, once they marry in to the royal family (Camilla included), feel that nothing is good enough for them, they want the best. How sad. Title and money they have now, but no class.

    Technically, there is a Puerto Rican in the aristocracy!

    I guess Kate takes after her mom in the hair department. Carole would cut several inches from her hair. As you age, the hair texture can get coarser and this look does her no favours. The hair is limp and very dry-looking.

    I agree with another poster that the hat would be more elegant with the hair up. It seems that the 3 Middleton women don’t understand what a hairSTYLE is, rather than just limp-looking, messy curtains hanging down. They seem to “hide” behind the hair.

    Cutting the hair would instantly make them all look more elegant and put-together.

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  81. bob says:

    just a brief thank you for probably some of the most balanced and considered opinions I have read

  82. bob says:

    just to add my opinion of Kate is that I believe she suffers with quite severe procrastination. A condition brought on in the years after University when she was frightened to do anything which might cause William to break up with her. It has now stunted her development and takes a lot of will power from her to make any change. Hence the continuing delays in any meaningful work. She is both frightened by her success and by any possible mistakes so she generally chooses to do nothing but keep to the status quo

  83. ksu says:

    this is false hair