The Many Stages of Prince Harry's Facial Hair

Since Harry's end-of-summer beard debuted, his ginger scruff has been the talk of the town

01 of 09

CLEAN-SHAVEN

CLEAN-SHAVEN
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Remember this guy? Before leaving for Africa for a months-long conservation trip, Prince Harry stepped out at Royal Ascot with a familiar hair-free face. That didn't last much longer …

02 of 09

SIGNS OF STUBBLE

SIGNS OF STUBBLE
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Two months later, Harry reemerged in a few new photos from his trip abroad. At first, it was just a dotting of hair across his face (and chiseled jawline) – a little more than your average 5 o'clock shadow, if you will.

03 of 09

GONE ALL-OUT

GONE ALL-OUT
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But after three months of living Harry's facial hair had gone from simple stubble to seriously sexy – or in serious need of a shave, depending on who you're asking.

04 of 09

FACIAL HAIR AT HOME

FACIAL HAIR AT HOME
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He may no longer be sleeping under the stars in Africa, but Prince Harry's scruff has stuck around since he's returned to England.

05 of 09

BACK-THEN BEARD

BACK-THEN BEARD
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Of course, this isn't the first time Harry has sported said scruff: Back in 2013, he skipped a few shaves before attending the family's annual Christmas celebrations at Sandringham (which, we're guessing, didn't quite put the Queen in the holiday spirit).

06 of 09

SPORTY SCRUFF

SPORTY SCRUFF
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Although, we have to admit that his new look works for all sorts of occasions – whether it's getting excited at a rugby match …

07 of 09

SHORTER SCRUFF

SHORTER SCRUFF
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… or giggling at a charity event.

08 of 09

SIDE SCRUFF

SIDE SCRUFF
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Go ahead, take a look at the all-important side view of Harry's beard (and sideburns!).

09 of 09

SUPER-CLOSE-UP SCRUFF

SUPER-CLOSE-UP SCRUFF
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So, tell us. Harry's beard: Sexy or not? Vote below.

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