If you had to describe Prince William and Prince Harry to someone who’ve never heard of them, you’d probably describe William as a clean-shaven, straighty-one-eighty kinda guy, and Harry as the slightly more badass younger bro who DGAF dude who enjoys breaking the royal rules.
Sounds about right, yeah?
But if we rewind the clock back a few years, it seems that wasn’t always the case. Back in 2008, before Wills tied the knot with Kate Middleton, the Duke of Cambridge didn’t look like such a goody-two-shoes heir to the throne (after Prince Charles, of course).
For the royal family’s traditional Christmas Service at Sandringham, William rocked up sporting an insanely hot beard.
Don’t believe me? Check out the proof riiiiight here:
I mean, just LOOK at him:
I feel like I’m staring at a campaign for a men’s fashion brand right now:
Doesn’t he remind you of a rugged British bloke who drives a Range Rover around his family’s holiday home in the Cotswolds??
Of course, Twitter is also getting a little hot under the collar over the resurfaced pics making the rounds on the interwebs:
How do we get Prince William to grow his beard back pic.twitter.com/LvXk5mcKWk
— Martha Sorren (@marthasorren) February 5, 2019
British people Britain has never been hotter than:
• Gillian Anderson (absolute daddy)
• Tom Hiddleston
• Harry Styles
• Prince Harry (with beard)
• Louis Tomlinson
• Tom Hiddleston as Loki
• Hugh Grant(shut up)
• David Tennant(original accent)
• Prince William
— erin (@buckupcamper) October 25, 2018
#PrinceWilliam help me help you…grow a beard.
— Harper Helen (@HarperDuffy) September 16, 2018
Seriously though, can someone please tell William to grow it back? Heck, Queen Liz could make a royal decree demanding all those in line for the throne grow a handsome stubble. I, for one, would support it. It might help bolster popular support for the monarchy, just sayin’.
Then the UK will have a Prince to rival Sweden’s royal BABE, Prince Carl Phillip, who honest to god looks like the love interest in a first-class rom-com:
This guy really hit the jackpot of life huh? Not only does he look like a Calvin Klein model, he’s also a legit Prince.Image: Getty Images / [WPA Pool]