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People aren't happy with the Daily Mail's front page about Kate Middleton's hair

Oh Daily Mail, are you really showing such poor taste.

Kate Middleton is due to give birth to her second child in April.
Kate Middleton is due to give birth to her second child in April.
Image: Eddie Mulholland

THE UK EDITION of the Daily Mail has drawn strong criticism for a front page photograph and inside article questioning whether the Duchess of Cambridge has grey hairs.

The front page shows a close up photo of the back of Kate Middleton’s head which shows some strands of grey hairs and asks, ‘Oh Kate, are you really showing grey hairs at 33?’

A follow up article inside the paper claims that her “stylish up-do inadvertently reveals a glimpse of grey”.

Middleton is due to give birth to her second child in April. The paper theorises “that pregnancy has been taking its toll on the Duchess of Cambridge’s beauty regime”.

The article goes on to say that Middleton has reportedly “given up many of her beauty treats to avoid harming her baby”.  A hairstylist is then quoted in the article saying that there is “no need to avoid” hair dying during pregnancy.

But the article has been criticised on-line for being both sexist and for putting increased stressful scrutiny on Middleton.

It was even pointed out that the Daily Mail had previously run a large article about a scientific study showing that women typically start turning grey at her exact age.

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