Prince Harry? Prince Hairy, more like.

And one person who is apparently less than keen on the Prince’s new rugged look is his grandmother the Queen.

Rumour has it that the Queen is so disapproving of the beard - grown during his Walking with the Wounded trek through Antarctica - that she ordered him to shave it off in the New Year following Christmas celebrations at Sandringham.

But although the Queen isn’t keen on Harry’s facial fuzz, his brother William and sister-in-law Kate are said to be fans.

Prince Harry was said to have told well-wishers that he wanted to keep his beard until girlfriend Cressida Bonas had seen it.

And seen it she has, many times since, including the latest pictures to emerge of the pair– plus beard - enjoying a meal at restaurant Byron Burger on Kensington High Street last night.

Even though his beard was firmly still in place, it was significantly more groomed than before. Perhaps that’s Prince Harry’s way of appeasing the Queen…

We rather like a scruffier Prince Harry – do you?

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