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04/19/2007


Queen Orders Prince Harry to Shave His Beard: VIDEO

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Prince Harry has been ordered by the Queen to (“sooner rather than later”) shave the bushy polar beard he grew while on his charity trek in Antarctica, the Express reports:

He returned to Britain just in time for the festive celebrations at Sandringham but although his brother William and sister-in-law Kate said they loved his “Windsor whiskers” his grandmother was apparently not amused.

Harry has said beards are a royal tradition and told a well-wisher watching his family walk to church on Christmas morning that he intended to keep his. “The rest of the family liked it and were taking the mickey, especially his cousin Zara who dubbed him ‘Prince Hairy’,” said a royal insider.

“But the Queen soon let her displeasure be known. She doesn’t mind royal men growing beards when they are away in the Armed Forces or out in the wilds like Harry was in the Antarctic, but she expects them to be clean-shaven when they get home.

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Scruff Founder Hypothesizes Why Beards Are Growing In Popularity: VIDEO

Johnny Skandros

Face fuzz has been seeing a resurgence in recent years and among gay men in particular, as evidenced by the popularity of location-aware social networking applications like Scruff and Growlr. The founder of Scruff, Johnny Skandros, was brought on to HuffPost Live to offer his theories as to why men are once again embracing their beards. In short, he figures it's a cultural shift from the clean-shaven metrosexual look of the 90s seen in Will & Grace and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

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Prince Harry Has Grown a Bushy Ginger Polar Beard: PHOTO

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Prince Harry, who recently completed a trip to the South Pole, was photographed sporting a new beard at the National Science Foundation's Amundsen-Scott South Pole station over the weekend.

Writes Tom Sykes at TDB:

Prince Harry lined up for this latest photo with Alexander Skarsgård, the actor who was the celebrity patron of the American team.

Three teams of seven participants each - representing the United Kingdom, the United States and the Commonwealth took part in the Virgin Money-sponsored event in aid of the charity Walking With the Wounded. The teams arrived on Dec. 13 at the South Pole after a difficult trip bedeviled by atrocious conditions.

One more shot, AFTER THE JUMP...

(images national science foundation)

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Introducing Bowl O'Beard Ramen: VIDEO

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Alternately hilarious and horrifying, but mostly horrifying.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and His Magnificent Beard Grace 'GQ Style' Germany: PHOTOS

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One more shot by Mark Seliger of Gyllenhaal in his bearded perfection, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Amazing Stop-Motion Beard Tricks: VIDEO

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Ben Garvin shows off his beard's amazing salad-tossing talents.

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