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Queen has been styling her own hair at Windsor Castle, source says

Nice DIY do, Ma’am! The Queen has been styling her own hair while isolating at Windsor Castle with Prince Philip as ‘she keeps calm and makes the best of things’, royal source claims

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The Queen has been looking after her own hair while isolating at Windsor Castle, according to a royal source.

Her Majesty, 94, impressed royal fans with how good her locks looked during her two recent televised addresses to the nation – including her coronavirus-related speech in April and her VE address on May 8.

And now a royal insider has revealed that the monarch has styled her own hair since a hairdresser isn’t available – and has been doing it for decades, according to The Sun on Sunday. 

The Queen is staying at the Berkshire estate with her husband Prince Philip, 98, and a devoted team of 22 staff amid the UK’s lockdown.

 

The Queen, pictured during her address to the nation on the 75th anniversary of VE Day, has been looking after her own hair while isolating at Windsor Castle, according to a royal source

The Queen out riding at Windsor Castle in 2019. She is staying at the Berkshire estate with her husband Prince Philip, 98, and a devoted team of 22 staff amid the UK's lockdown

The Queen out riding at Windsor Castle in 2019. She is staying at the Berkshire estate with her husband Prince Philip, 98, and a devoted team of 22 staff amid the UK’s lockdown

‘[Her Majesty] has done her own hair for years at Balmoral during her summer holidays and so she’s used to it,’ said the source. 

‘She washes, drys and sets it herself – and she’s very good at it! She has had lots of practice and so she knows exactly what to do. It is typical of her that she just keeps calm and makes the best of things.

‘She has been carrying on at Windsor because no outsiders are allowed into the Castle to protect her and Prince Philip, who’s 99 next month.’ 

For 23 years the Queen’s hairdresser has been London-based Ian Carmichael, who normally goes to Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle at least once a week to attend to the royal’s hair.

Her Majesty, 94, impressed royal fans with how good her locks looked during her two recent televised addresses to the nation - including her coronavirus-related speech in April (pictured) and her VE address on May 8

Her Majesty, 94, impressed royal fans with how good her locks looked during her two recent televised addresses to the nation – including her coronavirus-related speech in April (pictured) and her VE address on May 8

He has also accompanied Her Majesty on overseas visits to make sure she looks the part when appearing with foreign leaders and dignitaries. 

After being awarded a Royal Warrant in 2012, he was then made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order in 2017, a honour which recognises personal service to the Queen. 

Mr Carmichael has previously said: ‘Of all my clients, the Queen is by far my favourite, she has wonderful hair.’

However, he remains discreet about the monarch and refuses to gossip about her or reveal what they talk about. 

For 23 years the Queen's hairdresser has been London-based Ian Carmichael (pictured). Mr Carmichael was made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order to recognise his service in 2017

For 23 years the Queen’s hairdresser has been London-based Ian Carmichael (pictured). Mr Carmichael was made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order to recognise his service in 2017

‘I have done her hair for a very long time and I remain loyal to her,’ he said in 2013.

Mr Carmichael previously told how the Queen is reluctant to change her hairstyle, and insisted that older women shouldn’t rush to have a shorter cut.

Speaking in 2013, he said: ‘Women in their mid-40s and 50s at one time would rush to cut their hair off. It was like they became wives, mothers, a “certain age” and they cut it all off.

‘But actually hundreds of women, as long as their hair is healthy and in good condition, look much better with soft long hair.’

The Queen stopped dyeing her hair in 1990 and gracefully went grey within a few months.

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