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When Kate Middleton stepped in for Prince Charles to host the In Kind Direct charity dinner at Clarence House last week, little did she know her decision to wear her hair half up, half down, would result in a scar on her head becoming front page news.
But it did, and now Kate’s ‘childhood friend’ has spoken out to reveal the truth about the injury.
They told Grazia magazine: “Everyone knows Kate was sporty at school, and she told me how she had a sporting accident.
“She was hit on the head when she was 14 or 15. Later, she was taken to hospital by her mother and had to have an operation. I can only presume the two were connected.”
A spokesman for the Duchess at St James’s Palace confirmed that the “scar related to a childhood operation,” but refused to go into any more detail.
Senior Royal Sources were then reported to have told the Daily Mail that the 3 inch scar was the result of ‘a very serious operation’.
Aside from the scar drama, Kate shone for all the right reasons at her first, official, solo royal engagement.
The Duchess looked stunning in a pale grey, floor length Temperley gown and was praised for her relaxed manner and friendly demeanour.
A spokesperson for the charity said: “We were delighted that the Duchess was able to step in at such short notice after our founder was unexpectedly called away.
“The Duchess hosted a very special evening with absolute professionalism and charm.”