Happy Valentine’s Day, here’s Prince Harry in uniform, in the Arctic Circle

Prince Harry visits Bardufoss Air Force Base

I was thinking about covering this story about how Donald Trump’s presidency has wrecked millions of people’s sex lives, but instead I’m aiming for some positivity on Valentine’s Day. And what’s a better V-Day gift than Prince Harry looking slim and gingery in a uniform? Harry flew to northern Norway – within the Arctic Circle, that’s how far north he is – to mark the 50th anniversary of Operation Clockwork. While Harry is no longer a soldier, he still retains several honorary positions in various military branches. He’s the Captain General of the Royal Marines, which is the uniform he’s wearing here.

Operation Clockwork is a training exercise in the Arctic Circle which British servicemen undergo. The 50th anniversary is something to do with the founding of this remote Arctic Circle base for British servicemen to undergo this training. Harry didn’t spend the whole day there – I remember doing the math when this event was announced, and figuring out that Harry will be back home in London by the late evening. So he’ll get to celebrate Valentine’s Day with his pregnant wife in some way. This is Harry’s first V-Day as a married man. I hope he did something special for Meghan – flowers, a gift of jewelry, perhaps.

Also, I know there’s probably some rule or regulation about beards and the military, and that might be why Harry trimmed his beard so severely, but I hope he grows it in a bit more. He can grow a full beard, and this junk looks scraggly.

Prince Harry visits Bardufoss Air Force Base

Prince Harry visits Bardufoss Air Force Base

Prince Harry visits Bardufoss Air Force Base

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Erinn says:

    Oh I don’t find it scraggly. I think it looks pretty good on him, tbh.

    • Abby says:

      I agree, I love this trim! And he looks amaaazing in that uniform. If we weren’t waiting on a Polo baby, I think we’d be learning about a Royal Marines baby.

      • jan90067 says:

        Agreed. I LOVE a closely trimmed beard…*rrrruuffff* lol

        But man, he is balding FAST in the crown area! By the time he’s forty it will be all gone on top. Always wonder why the royal men, with all the $$$$ and top drs. at their disposal, have done some kind of hair restoration *before* they start going bald?

        Now, don’t get me wrong, I think bald can be VERY sexy, but, esp. with William (and Edward), they were MUCH better looking with hair. Harry’s hair may be doing the “Charles” route (bald crown, a bit in front).

    • SarahLee says:


    • Aoife says:

      Agree, it looks great. Manly but not scruffy – swoon.

  2. Coz' says:

    He does look especially hot in greens and kakis!
    On another (bitter) note I despise Valentine Day.

    • jan90067 says:

      Same. If you’re single, it reminds you that the world is geared towards couples and reinforces loneliness, and if you’re a couple, it reminds you that you’re not “livin” the fairy tale”. (I heard this on “The Rookie” the other night, and man, if it’s not spot on 😝 )

    • Spicecake38 says:

      I don’t like it either 😖I am not a holiday person,it’s too much pressure.

  3. cora says:

    yummy prince, and great man.

    • 90sgirl says:

      Harry is HOT.
      I saw a closeup photo of him in that beret and He looked so handsome and hot.
      I love Harry’s walk, has a bit of swagger.

  4. TheOriginalMia says:

    He has slimmed down so much. Married yoga is working for him.

  5. L84Tea says:

    He is so much more appealing than his brother…

  6. Tanguerita says:

    scraggly or not – for the sake of their kids I hope they take after their mother.

    • Katashae says:

      I have to agree. All of his sexiness has been lost in the past couple of years. Wills hit that point at about that age too if I remember correctly. Hopefully they look like gorgeous mama.

      • Bluthfan says:

        He’s held on to some sexiness. William is flat out homely now. Those Windsor genes are strong and ugly.

  7. Zut alors says:

    Meghan’s husband looks good.

  8. Jessica says:

    He always looks best in uniform.

  9. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Clockwork orange.

  10. TaniaOG says:

    This hit the spot, thank you!

  11. Booie says:

    I’ve loved to see him clean shaven soon, but he seems to like the facial hair. Oh well.

  12. Dee says:

    Honk for Meghan’s man!

  13. LizB says:

    My god, he is looking more and more like Philip. Don’t get me wrong, not complaining ;)

    • paddingtonjr says:

      Yes, he is definitely Philip’s grandson! Philip was handsome for most of his adult life (*sigh* age happens to us all) and looked good in uniforms/suits, as does Harry ;) I had forgotten how blue Harry’s eyes are; the green and khaki really sets them off.

  14. Jb says:

    Can we hope for some SERIOUS BLING for Meghan? Something that is utterly surprising to her and clearly his choice but she loves it?

    I do think a side by side with the tux photo would have added to the valentines charm…just sayin’!

  15. Loretta says:

    Prince Harry is hot.

  16. Rose says:

    People actually find him attractive? I mean he’s really really not at all .

    • Polly says:

      Yeah I don’t see it, never have. The only attractive thing about him is his height. Looks-wise it would be good if the baby takes after its mother or grandmothers.

  17. wisdomheaven says:

    These are not even the best pics. There are so many great pics from this engagement where he is looking amazing.

  18. Faye G says:

    He looks really good here, the beard isn’t scraggly imo and I love a man in uniform.

    I’m kinda shocked they aren’t wearing more serious hats. I’ve been to Lapland in the winter and it is beyond frigid there. My ears would be half frozen if I were him.

  19. Lilly (with the double_L) says:

    A big thank you from me. Happy Valentine’s Day all, or happy Wednesday if it’s not your thing. He does look great, although I always felt that whole man in uniform, tux, v-neck t-shirt, etc. were cliche. Now, I understand it depends on the man.

    • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

      p.s. I mean Thursday. Ha ha. I’ve been snowed in for awhile and my days are getting mixed up.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        Same with the snow,I’m losing track of time!Merry Christmas,oh I mean Valentine’s Day, See I have lost all concept of time because of this polar vortex that’s landed at my door!😆💕

  20. Jumpingthesnark says:

    He looks great, in his element. Go Sussexes!!

  21. incognito08 says:

    Whew Chile, Prince Harry looks sexy in uniform! *fans myself* I love watching Prince Harry in his element – particularly, military causes. His eyes light up and he always engaged appears to be engaged with his colleagues. I am so happy to see that he found love and happiness with Meghan. It thawed my cold heart.

  22. Vinot says:

    What we’re not going to do is criticize any iteration of the beard.

  23. PrincessK says:

    An igloo he sat in was decorated with pictures from his wedding. I think it was a way for the Army to say we are behind you and like and respect the woman you love and chose to marry.

  24. Justjj says:

    Okurrrrr. Uniform and beard…

  25. Anare says:

    He’s a doll. Just gets more handsome.