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Prince William shares lessons Diana taught about charity

He made headlines when he debuted his newly-shorn head at an engagement last week. 

But it appears Prince William might already be having second thoughts about his dramatic new look. 

The Duke of Cambridge, 35, was spotted sporting longer and thicker hair on his sides at a public engagement today, in a sign he will let the style grow out slightly.

Growing out? Prince William’s hair appeared noticeably thicker at an event in London today

Shorter style: The prince, 35, debuted his closely shaved look at an event last Thursday 

Shorter style: The prince, 35, debuted his closely shaved look at an event last Thursday 

Images taken at the Charity Commission’s annual public meeting in central London today reveal noticeably thicker hair at the side of William’s head. 

The third-in-line to the throne, whose hairline has been receding for several years, decided to brave the shave ahead of his visit to the Evelina London Children’s Hospital on Thursday last week. 

It has been reported that William paid £180 to have his hair cut by the Duchess of Cambridge’s hairdresser, Richard Ward. 

Prince Harry has been known to tease his older brother about losing his locks; while chatting to a Second World War veteran in Barbados several years ago, Harry remarked that William ‘was already bald aged 12’. 

The Duke of Cambridge spoke today at the Charity Commision's annual public meeting

The Duke of Cambridge spoke today at the Charity Commision’s annual public meeting

He told of how his mother Princess Diana took him to a homeless shelter as a young boy, above

He told of how his mother Princess Diana took him to a homeless shelter as a young boy, above

In 2014, the Duchess of Cambridge suggested the perfect solution for her husband’s growing bald patch – an alpaca toupee. 

Bookmakers William Hill are now offering odds of 6/4 that William will go for a totally shaved head for Harry’s wedding. 

Although the odds are 1/2 that he will stick with his new buzz cut, punters can also place bets on whether the future king will have a hair transplant, with odds of 16/1. 

Speaking at the event today, Prince William told how his parents taught him about the importance of charity work while he was growing up.    

It is believed Prince William (pictured at Evelina London Children's Hospital on Thursday) paid £180 to get his hair cut

It is believed Prince William (pictured at Evelina London Children’s Hospital on Thursday) paid £180 to get his hair cut

He said: ‘Some of my earliest memories relate to times that my parents spoke to me or even better showed me what it meant to have both privilege and responsibilities. 

‘I remember being taken by my mother to a homelessness shelter at a young age, her explaining to me why the people I met there matter, why no society can be healthy unless we take other people seriously.’ 

William’s speech also contained a tribute to his father, Prince Charles.

‘From my father, I learned how central charity was to his life his sense of purpose. The Prince’s Trust is not an arms-length organisation for my father.

‘He cares deeply about The Prince’s Trust because it is a living projection of his values.’

He also praised the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s commitment to charities.

‘My family have not done this because it looks good – they do it because charity is not an optional extra in society,’ he said.



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