Prince William Participates in a Rite of Passage for Balding Men by Shaving His Head

New year, new look.

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This week, Prince William stepped out with a new hairstyle. Instead of the short look he’s been sporting for several years now, the Duke of Cambridge officially has a buzzcut. William debuted his new hairstyle during an event at Evelina London Children’s hospital in London on Thursday, where he discussed, according to HuffPo U.K., his new program for the National Health Service. (No, his hair did not come up.)

Prince William’s hair has been noticeably thinning in recent years–something that his wife, Kate Middleton, has even poked fun of throughout their marriage. “The prince was interested in the alpaca, and as I showed it to them, the princess said he should put it on his head,” an Australian farmer infamously told E News a few years ago, when the couple were on a royal tour of New South Wales. “She said, ‘You need it more than me,’ and pointed to his head and he laughed.”

Perhaps most notably, upon the birth of his first child, William remarked to the press outside St. Mary’s Hospital that the baby has “got way more hair than me, thank God!” E! notes. Such a joker!

In any case, we fully support William’s new look. Not only is the style more efficient, but he can now claim a striking resemblance to Big Little Lies star Alexander Skarsgård, who briefly sported a partially bald style last fall.

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