Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry at St. George Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 19.
While some royal fans are speculating over the former Suits star’s beauty look and what her wedding ring will look like, others are eager to know whether Prince William’s brother will sport a beard or ditch his facial hair for the royal wedding.
The 33-year-old royal first showcased his impressive ability to grow a beard back in 2013 after his Walking With The Wounded charity hike.
Kate Middleton’s brother-in-law has since maintained his facial hair, much to the disapproval of his grandmother The Queen.
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The 92-year-old royal has previously stated she will accept facial hair when her grandson is in the forces, but prefers for beards to be removed when they return home.
Royal reporter Richard Fitzwilliams believes Harry will keep his beard when he marries Meghan, although it is believed he will groom his facial hair to ensure the edges are “sharp and defined” for his special day.
All three siblings of the late Princess Diana – Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Charles Spencer – will attend the wedding
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Richard told The Express Online: “I’m sure Prince Harry, who has worn a beard for some time, will keep it for the wedding. When The Duke of York, later George V, married Princess Mary of Teck in 1893, later Queen Mary, it was a time when men wore moustaches and beards and so did he.
“A few years ago, beards were relatively rare, now they are commonplace and fashionable and Harry will undoubtedly wear his.”
However, Harry’s decision to keep or remove his beard depends on his choice of attire for the wedding ceremony.
It is tradition for the males in the royal family to don their military uniform when they tie the knot, and if Harry does so he would be required to follow military tradition and be clean shaven.
However, the late Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ youngest child previously broke this tradition on Remembrance Sunday in 2017.
The former Army Captain is not obliged to wear his uniform when waltzing down the aisle because he is no longer a serving officer in the Armed Forces.