London, Jan. 5 (PTI): Prince Harry might be getting compliments for his new bearded look but his grandmother Queen Elizabeth is not amused and has ordered him to shave off his beard as she “intensely dislikes” facial hair.
The Queen has issued 29-year-old Harry with the New Year order to shave off his beard “sooner rather than later”. Prince Harry has promised to obey the royal command, but not until his girlfriend Cressida Bonas had seen it.
Harry has been sporting the beard since last month while on his “Walking With The Wounded” charity trek to the South Pole.
He returned to Britain just in time for the festive celebrations at Sandringham but although his brother William and sister-in-law Kate said they loved his “Windsor whiskers” his grandmother was apparently not amused.
“The rest of the family liked it and were taking the mickey, especially his cousin Zara who dubbed him ‘Prince Hairy’,” a royal insider said.
“Harry doesn’t like to upset the Queen and will probably shave it off soon but he is still a bit of a rebel and he wasn’t going to remove it straight away. He wanted to show it off to Cressida first and see what she thought of it,” the source said.