Originally Posted by Mirabel
Kate looks absolutely beautiful; the color of the dress is exquisite.
As for an updo, I thought perhaps the children would be excited about meeting her, and a child's idea of a princess usually includes long flowing hair.
Belle, Elsa/Anna, Snow white, Jasmine, Mulan, Cinderella...Ö. Really the only ones known for flowing hair except Rapunzel (and even hers is tied back at times) are Pochahontas and Sleeping Beauty, oh and Ariel.
Kate wore her hair down with the gown because she wanted to. Just like she does a lot of the time with beautiful gowns that need a good updo.
She was once told 'I thought princesses wore tiaras'. If she really wanted to give the girls a 'princess experience' she'd have worn some hair jewels.
It's beautiful. I am assuming she didn't want to look too formal with an updo.
She is in a glittery ball gown. Not sure an updo would make it more formal then it already is.
The major downside to her hair down is you cant see the earrings. I always find the dresses she has either the best earrings, or an amazing neckline, or both which you'd want to show off, she hides with her hair down. Which is a shame.