Britain's Prince William shaves off hair, steals Internet's attention

Britain's Prince William reportedly decided to go bald after being constantly teased by his brother Harry about his receding hairline.
Britain's Prince William reportedly decided to go bald after being constantly teased by his brother Harry about his receding hairline. PHOTO: AFP

(JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Britain's Prince William reportedly appeared with a new, close-shaven hairstyle on Thursday (Jan 18) during his visit to the Evelina London Children's Hospital in London.

The move garnered the attention and scrutiny of netizens worldwide.

According to The Sun, the Duke of Cambridge decided to go bald after being constantly teased by his brother Prince Harry about his receding hairline.

A source mentioned that Prince William, 35, had sought advice from his wife Kate's longtime hairdresser, Richard Ward.

However, Ward's deputy, Joey Wheeler, was said to have given the prince his new haircut in a private session at Kensington Palace. The haircut cost £180 (S$330).

The veteran stylist reportedly used the "scissor over comb" freehand technique, giving Prince William's hair a soft finish.