Kate's hair hides a secret childhood scar
The Duchess of Cambridge showed more than charm in her first solo royal engagement this week.
A close inspection of the side of her head reveals a large scar on her left temple, which St. James’s Palace reveals is the result of “a childhood operation.”
The scar was can clearly be seen in photos taken at the charity event and first thought to be the outline of a hair extension for her swept up-do. The Daily Mail reports that their sources said the surgery was “a very serious operation,” but provided no details. One doctor suggested it may have been the removal of a birthmark.
So, Kate’s not so perfect after all, but she can claim to have matching scars with her husband Prince William. He has a mark on his left temple as well, courtesy of being hit with a golf club when he was 13. He calls it his “Harry Potter scar.”
“I call it that because it glows sometimes and some people notice it - other times they don't notice it at all,” he said in 2009.
The royal couple, scars and all, will be on the road again next week, travelling to Denmark on Wednesday to visit UNICEF’s emergency supply centre in Copenhagen. They will be joined there by the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark.