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04.18.14

Kate Tells Balding William He Needs A Wig

Kate cracked a joke at her husband's expense today, saying he should think about getting a wig—made out of alpaca wool

Kate Middleton cracked a joke at her balding husband’s expense today when she suggested he should get a wig made out of alpaca wool to hide his ever-increasing pate.

An exhibitor at the Royal Sydney agricultural show, Lyn Crejan, 67, showed them a tuft of alpaca wool which was a similar shade of brown to the Duke’s hair.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge meet a ram called Fred as they visit the Sydney Royal Easter Show on April 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Chris Jackson

Ms. Crejan, a farmer from the settlement of Glenn Innes in New South Wales, told the Daily Telegraph: “The Prince was interested in the alpaca and as I showed it to them the Princess said he should put it on his head.

“She said, ‘You need it more than me’ and pointed to his head and he laughed.”

Was this Kate’s revenge for being told by William that a yellow dress by Australian label Roksanda Ilincic made her “look like a banana”?

Billed as an event that “brings the country to the city,” the 14-day Sydney Royal Easter Show attracts more than 900,000 visitors every year, and has been a fixture in the calendar of farmers, animal lovers, keen gardeners and the general public since it was first held in 1823.

Earlier in the day the couple had visited lifesavers on Sydney’s famous Manly beach.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge sings with patients of Bear Cottage on April 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
Brendon Thorne

Kate and William also visited the Bear Mountain Hospice for children, where she met and chatted with patients and their parents.