Beard Watch 2015: Prince Harry Is Scruffier than Ever

Queen Elizabeth won't be pleased.

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Update, 9/18: In addition to the whole saving-endangered-species thing and, you know, being royalty, Prince Harry now has something else going for him: a full ginger chin-sweater, which made its official entrée into society Thursday evening.

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Not bad. Although, out of the two most important women in his life, probably only Chelsy Davy is into it.

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Original story, 8/12: Last week, Prince Harry—in a bid to up his bae status or just take it easy during his royal tour of Africa—debuted a full beard. He and his ginger scruff posed alongside workers and rhinos at the African Conservation Experience in Nelspruit, South Africa.

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Look at it: so full and free!

The move is controversial: Not only are whiskers themselves divisive, but Prince Harry has done the beard thing before, sporting sizable scruff in December 2013. The facial hair was reportedly hated by Queen Elizabeth, and when the Queen isn't pleased, the look goes (see also: Kate's wedge heels and short skirts).

But given that Grandma is a good 8,123 miles away, she can't stop him and his beard for now.

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