Not so hairy, Harry! Queen orders Prince to shave off beard

Britain’s Prince Harry has been told by his grandmother, the Queen, to shave his beard, British press reported on Sunday. (File photo: Reuters)

Britain’s Prince Harry has been told by his grandmother, the Queen, to shave his beard, British press reported on Sunday.

Harry has promised to obey the royal command, “but not until after his girlfriend Cressida Bonas had seen it,” the Sunday Express reported.

The prince first began growing his beard in December while on a charity trek to the South Pole.

When he returned to Britain in time for Christmas, he was dubbed “Prince Hairy” by his cousin Zara, a royal insider told the newspaper.

“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.

“Royal staff are not supposed to grow beards or moustaches and she probably thinks it is difficult to enforce that rule when her own grandson has a beard.,” the insider added.

Harry is expected to shave it soon, according to reports.

“Harry doesn’t like to upset the Queen and will probably shave it off soon but he is still a bit of a rebel and he wasn’t going to remove it straight away,” the source said, adding: “He wanted to show it off to Cressida first and see what she thought of it.”

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