Prince William to shave scraggy beard

Sometimes I’m happy America doesn’t have a royal family, but then I check out the two princes, one a hot ginger and one a hot blond. These boys are enough to make me a royalist.

The big news across the pond is Prince William’s new, hot, scraggy beard. He debuted the beard during a Naval exercise, and decided to keep it for the holidays. But fear not, beard-haters! Apparently, Prince William doesn’t care for it, and a clean shave is required for his next assignment with the RAF.

The 26-year-old Prince grew the facial hair during a recent 10-day exercise in Barbados with the Navy’s Special Boat Service. He returned a week ago but appears so enamoured of his new look that he has yet to shave it off.

He was photographed on a pheasant shoot at the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk with his brother, Prince Harry, and girlfriend Kate Middleton. Rules on facial hair in the Armed Forces differ according to the service. The Royal Navy allows a full beard – although no moustaches, goatees or ‘designer stubble’ – if permission is sought from a commanding officer.

It is believed that the Prince’s beard was an attempt to disguise his identity during the SBS mission. He is also following family tradition, as the Prince of Wales grew a beard while on Naval exercises in Alaska in 1975.

However, beards are banned in the RAF and the Prince must be clean-shaven when he reports for duty next month to commence an 18-month training course to qualify as a search and rescue pilot.


I’m actually not a beard hater – some men look better with something going on in the beard/goatee area. Unfortunately, Prince William is not one of them. But that doesn’t mean Britain can’t have a little beard freak-out, right? Apparently, some newspapers are already doing polling on it.

In other royal news, oddsmakers are still trying to make some money on the never-ending speculation of a royal wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William. A 2009 royal proposal has 11/8 odds. That’s good for Middleton, right?

Britain’s Prince William proposing to girlfriend Kate Middleton in 2009 has odds of 11/8, according to bookmakers William Hill. The British public thinks the likelihood of the 26-year-old royal – who has been dating Kate since 2003, after the pair met at Scotland’s University of St Andrews – asking the brunette beauty to marry him are very likely.

In September, it was claimed William will not get engaged to Kate for at least another 18 months, and would have to speak with several members of the royal family and the government before going down on one knee, according to a senior member of the Royal Household.

The source said: “There is a lot of planning involved in a royal engagement announcement of a member of the family as senior as Prince William. “A number of high-profile people have to be informed formally, and the couple have to be introduced to the Prime Minister of the day, among others. All this takes time. As far as I am aware I cannot see there being an engagement between the prince and Miss. Middleton for at least 18 months.”

William’s hopeful marriage prospects are not the only ones in the royal family. William Hill have revealed Prince Harry proposing to his Zimbabwe-born girlfriend Chelsy Davy has odds of 6/1, while Prince Andrew – who was previously married to Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York – getting engaged has odds of 50/1. William Hill spokesperson Rupert Adams said: “Every year there are a couple of big odds winners from the bets!”

[From Monsters and Critics]

I don’t think either prince will get engaged this year. Prince Harry won’t because he’s the wild one, and wild ones don’t settle down at twenty-four. But I suspect Prince William won’t get engaged because, as it turns out, he’s probably a lot like his father. Meaning he just can’t make up his mind about marriage and about Kate Middleton. If I was a betting woman, I’d put money on Kate finally dumping him for good in 2009 – if she’s smart. But maybe she thinks that she’s waited so long, maybe another year being The Royal Girlfriend is good enough. Poor Kate.

Prince William is shown attending church on Christmas day. Credit: BARM/Fame Pictures

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  1. viper says:

    He is in desperate need of braces. The beard actually suits him alot more I think.

  2. viper says:

    braces, a gum lift, and teeth filing.

  3. Kate says:

    Harry is focused,knows what he wants and desperate to have a family of his own.I believe he will setle much sonner than William.William is gay,everybody knows he is in a relationship for years with a “guy”a close pal of his,a known gay too.Kate and her family are desperate to become Royal so she plays the beard happily.

  4. NotBlonde says:

    Maybe he’s growing it to transplant some of it to the top of his head. Poor thing is going bald on top just like his father already.

  5. Baholicious says:

    He’s got his mother’s teeth.

  6. Baholicious says:

    p.s. Looks like a horse has been at his head.

  7. Leandra says:

    He needs some hair transplants or he’ll be a fur lined potty before he’s 30.

  8. Lore says:

    What is wrong with being yourself, defects and all? Overall he’s good looking & is a smart,well behaved young man. Is perfection a must?

  9. jess says:

    why does everyone assume kate is ready to settle down?

  10. prissa says:

    I think he’s handsome regardless. The spitting image of Di. Although I am a little worried about his hair. Poor thing, what a trait to inherit from his dad. Of all things!!!

  11. aleach says:

    amen Lore.

  12. Orangejulius says:

    Yes, Lore. Let me add my voice to that chorus.

  13. Kaiser says:

    Yeah, I actually like his little bald spot. But the beard is whacked.

  14. WTF?!?! says:

    What’s the scar on his forehead in the header pic from?

  15. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    The beard makes him look totally different, not in a bad way, just different.

    I think imperfect teeth, as long as they aren’t horrid (and his aren’t), give a face personality.

    And honestly? He should just shave his head or get a really close buzz cut. Now THAT would be sexier than just slowly going bald.

  16. Baholicious says:

    @Lore: Not really when one is a member of the illustrious Royal Family and rules by the ‘Divine Right of Kings,’ meaning you rule because monarchs are specifically chosen in accordance with the will of God. For His sake, one could certainly invest in some Whitestrips and visit Vidal Sassoon once in a while.

    Now we see them all the time, they’re heavily photographed and nobody remembers tidbits like the bowls of cocaine and heroin lying around and liquor up the yin-yang at Highgrove and Balmoral in the ‘olden’ days.


  17. Codzilla says:

    Baho: Your posts on this thread have me laughing so hard my family is giving me the side eye.

  18. brista says:

    I read the title as ‘Prince William Has A Skanky Beard’ and thought we were going to get a post about him getting caught making out with some dude…

  19. enchantress says:

    Will’s mop is becoming a little thin on top – poor lad looks like he’s only a few years away from a comb-over :(

  20. viper says:

    LMAO! Skanky beard.

  21. Monica says:

    I do not agree with the beard. It makes him look like Paul Giamatti sans glasses, in my opinion. But then, it’s not my face, nor am I obligated to kiss on it. Otherwise, him and his brother both are absolutely adorable.

  22. Sleepy says:

    WTF?!?!?! The scar is from when he got hit on the head by a golf club when he was about 10. I believe it happened when he was at school.

    I don’t get the ‘poor Kate’ comment. She is in the relationship because she wants to be there, it’s not like he is forcing her to stay. If she didn’t like it, she’d leave. The bottom line is she enjoys the trappings of her relationship and I don’t ever see her dumping him, I think she (and her family) are desperate for a ring and crown. I swear her family is something straight out of Pride and Prejudice as far as marrying up goes… I think William will be the one to end it next year if anyone does. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Harry married first. Despite being the ‘wild one’ I think Harry does want to settle down and have a family of his own. I think that is something he misses a lot and really wants – and probably younger than what a lot of people would expect of him.

  23. Asiont says:

    he definitely looks hot with that beard! I love it :)

    and I hope he won’t marry kate, she doesn’t seem a nice girl at all

  24. winyan says:

    The beard adds at least ten years and the premature balding adds more. He’s still handsome tho.

  25. mel says:

    The beard definitely makes him look alot older. As far as his relationship with Kate I hope they can work it out. She’s grown on me and I cant imagine him with anyone else.

  26. jollyroger says:



    She did lots of things that helped the Royal Family become more up to date. How does fannying around, crying lots, marrying a jug eared mumbler, f**king Will Carling, filling up my TV with “portraits” of herself, getting mangled and making me miss a weeks television whilst praying for the death of a major song writing artist, help anything?

    …MORE AT

  27. Cleo says:

    He looks like an Israelite Bee Gee.