Kate Middleton’s Former Stylist, James Pryce is Persona Non Grata These Days
In 1950, Queen Elizabeth’s former nanny wrote a memoir about working for the royal family. It wasn’t offensive in the least, but the Queen and her family quickly shut Marion “Crawfie” Crawford out of their lives, for she had used her relationship with the Windsors for her own personal gain.
Stylist James Pryce has reportedly suffered the same fate, this time with the Duchess of Cambridge. In 2011, Pryce’s former employer, the Richard Ward Salon, confirmed that Pryce was no longer with the company.
Pryce, who styled Catherine’s hair for her wedding and accompanied her on a royal tour of North America, no longer has anything to do with Her Royal Highness.
“Richard Ward still cuts Kate’s hair and she has her colour done at the salon,” a source told the Telegraph. “Plus, she has her stylist, Amanda Cook Tucker, who blow dries her hair for events, but James has really been pushed out.”
This comes after Pryce broke out on his own and toured the states as a stylist, using images of Catherine on his Facebook and Twitter accounts to showcase his work.
“Obviously, that did not go down too well with the Palace at all,” the source added.
Having interviewed Pryce in December 2011, I can say that he was extremely discrete in his answers, giving me no indication that he was using Catherine to promote his business.
Pryce now works three days a week at Josh Wood Atelier in London’s Holland Park neighborhood.