LAGUNA BEACH — When it comes to those mysterious British royals, no one knows what's going on inside — or on top of — their heads better than the ultimate confidant.
"The media would say, 'If you want to find out anything, just ask the hairdresser,'" said Richard Dalton, stylist to the late Princess Diana.
But it was mums the word with Dalton, who says he never spilled a single royal secret in his 12 years dressing Di's famous golden locks.
Today, Dalton lives in Dana Point and works as a consultant and wigmaker at Charles' Wigs in Laguna Beach. Like much of the world, he was taken with the news that Diana's son, Prince William, had become engaged to longtime sweetheart Kate Middleton.
After all, it was Dalton who gave William and his brother, Prince Harry, their first haircuts.
Knowing William when he was a "kind and wonderful boy," Dalton said the prince would guide Middleton through the ins and outs of royal living.