The Duchess of Cambridge has made a style transformation

Following countless rumours surrounding her absence from various social events, Kate Middleton reappeared after having undergone something of a style transformation. 

On a rare public outing with Prince William in Scotland she was all smiles as she debuted her new hair style. 

The happy couple were headed to Crathie Kirk for Sunday morning prayers, sans Princess Charlotte and Prince George when Kate's new hair was spotted. The duo, along with Prince Charles were making their way from Balmoral Castle with a convoy of other cars.

Kate and her flawless curly blow-dry are pretty much the first thing that comes to mind when we think 'British royal' at this point so her new 'do had us all curious indeed. 

She has changed her style before, opting for some shorter layers and a lighter colour in the past, but this is certainly a change. However, it has essentially proven that Kate's hair is so fabulous that she probably never has a bad hair day. The Duchess doesn't seem to know the meaning of the word.

Even this throw back picture proves that unlike the rest of us, her hair history is filled with flowing locks and pretty curls as opposed to some other less stellar hair moments that come to mind.

The family were at the castle earlier this week to celebrate the Queen becoming the longest-serving monarch. The 'family dinner' was the first time Kate was seen making a public appearance for some time since Princess Charlotte's christening earlier in the summer. 

According to Hello! magazine it was also reported that Kate was to receive the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II, the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a female member of the royal family. While she is rumoured to be receiving the honour, there is no formal announcement to for the Order so the public would have to wait and see if she will be wearing it at the state dinner for China's president next month. 

Previous recipients of the honour include Prince William's mother, Diana and Prince Charles' wife, the Duchess of Cornwall.