Duchess Kate to take Prince George on Australia tour - and she's already booked hairdresser


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to take little Prince George on their tour of Australia next year - and Kate's already booked a hairdresser to tend her tresses Down Under.

The Duchess has contacted Sydney-based snipper Joh Bailey, who tended the tresses of Princess Diana when she was in the country in 1996, reports the Daily Mail.

A source told US Weekly "the trip is planned for Australia and New Zealand", adding it would take place in spring 2014.

And the Sydney Morning Herald has now reported the Duchess' 'people' have booked Joh in for early 2014.

Joh has not commented on the news, but he has talked about his time with Diana. He told smh.com.au: "She was the most elegant and gracious lady you could have imagined, she had a ball in Sydney and loved everything about the city ... she was a lot of fun."

It is royal tradition that babies stay at home while their parents go on tour.

But, in August, Prince William indicated their baby would accompany them on their Australia tour.

The Duke is following in the footsteps of his mother, who insisted she take a then-nine-month-old William on a royal visit to Oz with Prince Charles in 1983.

Kate and William's last big royal tour saw them visit the Far East and the Pacific Islands back in September 2012. See pics of their last trip below:

Kate and William on tour in the Far East and South Pacific

Kate and William on tour in the Far East and South Pacific

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