The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed her shortest hair cut yet with a 'flicky' new 'do that sits just below her shoulders.

And if her influence on hair styles is anything like her ability to send copy cat outfits out of stock, this could be 2016's most sought after look.

The Duchess of Cambridge sports her new, shorter look. Photo / Getty
The Duchess of Cambridge sports her new, shorter look. Photo / Getty

First snaps of her new look were taken as she helped broker deals at a finance firm's charity drive with husband Prince William.

Kate matched her fresh cut with a teal peplum blazer, pencil skirt and heels as she signed on for a spot of table tennis at the drive.

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Lopping off a decent chunk of her lengthy chestnut curls is a big move for Kate, who's hair length has little changed since she stepped into the spotlight.

We take a look back at the Duchess's hair story:

2011: Kate opts for thin tendrils and a subtle off centre parting.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at The Foundation Polo Challenge in California on July 9, 2011. Photo / Getty Images
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at The Foundation Polo Challenge in California on July 9, 2011. Photo / Getty Images

2012: This year she goes for softer, fuller curls and a little more volume.

Attending the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Photo / Getty Images
Attending the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Photo / Getty Images

2013: The side sweep makes a more prominent appearance and curls are again thinner and more defined

Leaving Naomi House in Winchester on April 29, 2013. Photo / Getty Images
Leaving Naomi House in Winchester on April 29, 2013. Photo / Getty Images

2014: Her hair is cut to frame her face and curled outwards

At the 2014 Wimbledon Championships in London. Photo / Getty Images
At the 2014 Wimbledon Championships in London. Photo / Getty Images

2015: It's a year of change as Kate trials a fringe, quickly sweeps it away, then goes for her biggest chop yet.

Speaking at the Place2Be Headteacher Conference in London on November 18, 2015. Photo / Getty Images
Speaking at the Place2Be Headteacher Conference in London on November 18, 2015. Photo / Getty Images
Attending the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on July 8, 2015. Photo / Getty Images
Attending the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on July 8, 2015. Photo / Getty Images
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the ICAP charity day at ICAP on December 9, 2015 in London, England. Photo / Getty Images
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the ICAP charity day at ICAP on December 9, 2015 in London, England. Photo / Getty Images

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- nzherald.co.nz

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