The British newspaper The Times has been forced to apologise to the hairdresser of The Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) after it wrongly insinuated he’d leaked details of her “Demi Chignon” hairdo prior to her 2011 wedding to Prince William.
In March 2019, the paper printed allegations that Kate’s personal hairdresser, Richard Ward, had breached the future Queen’s confidence by revealing details of her ‘do prior to the big day.
It has been rumoured that Ward successfully sued The Times over the allegation and the paper was forced to print an apology.
The apology read: “In our Relative Values feature (Magazine, March 3), we said that the Royal and celebrity hairdresser Richard Ward had ‘got into trouble’ by revealing how he had styled Kate Middleton’s hair for her wedding and mistakenly suggested he had breached royal confidences. We now appreciate that he did not breach confidentiality and we apologise to Mr Ward for this error.”
For his part, Ward also issued a statement on who had styled Kate’s hair and her sister and bridesmaid, Pippa’s.
The statement noted that Ward had styled the Duchess’ hair in a style known as the “Demi Chignon” which combines a classic bridal look with a regal, couture finish, apparently.
Ward’s statement said that he and his hairdressing team “feel extremely proud of their association with the Middleton family.
“[We] would like to take this opportunity to thank them for continued loyalty and support over the years and wish the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge every happiness in their married life together,” the statement read.