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her mother had dark hair as a child, while her fa­ther was a blond baby — and Char­lotte seems to be half­way be­tween the two, with a full head of downy, chest­nut hair.

It’s com­mon for ba­bies to be born with lighter hair, due to low quan­ti­ties of melanin — which gives pig­ment to the hair in the same way as the eyes and skin — in the body at birth.

The fact Char­lotte is al­ready a brunette sug­gests she will stay this way as she gets older. This is be­cause dark hair genes are more dom­i­nant than light hair genes — mean­ing that if one par­ent is dark­haired, their child is likely to in­herit this colour over blonde.

Kate is said to wash her daugh­ter’s hair with sham­poo from the or­ganic Ba­bies range (£6.50), a nat­u­ral prod­uct con­tain­ing aloe vera, chamomile and laven­der.

Most par­ents don’t cut their baby’s hair un­til they reach their first birth­day, so Char­lotte is un­likely to have had a trip to the royal hair­dresser just yet.

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