Fri, Apr 01, 2011 - Page 6 News List

‘Hair to throne’ William’s hairline is fading fast

AP, LONDON

Prince William looks like someone who has it all: royal status, a charming fiancee, good health, and an easy touch with his future subjects. However, there is one thing he lacks: a full head of hair.

Observers have been surprised by the extent of the 28-year-old’s hair loss. William still cuts a tall, imposing figure, but his bald spot has been spreading as his hairline recedes.

The British tabloids have been merciless in their coverage, constantly punning the “hair to the throne” theme, and comparing his hair loss to that of his father, Prince Charles.

Bessam Farjo, a British hair restoration surgeon, said William should take steps now to keep as much hair as possible.

“Considering his young age and the unpredictability of where his hair loss is going to end, his main priority should be to stabilize his situation,” Farjo said.

There is a simpler solution: William could just follow in his grandmother’s footsteps and develop a fondness for hats.

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