Prince William: Clean-Shaven, Rested and Ready to Fly

01/07/2009 at 04:19 PM ET

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Call him The Fresh-Faced Prince of the Air as Prince William gets a new look while embarking on a new life training to pilot rescue helicopters. The prince, 26, arrived back in London after a romantic trip to the seclusion of the Scottish highlands with girlfriend Kate Middleton Tuesday, sparking a new round of impending engagement rumors. And gone was the beard that he grew before Christmas. The news of William’s clean-shaven return to London came as he and his brother, Prince Harry, 24, announced at the same time that they have now been given their own office by their granny, Queen Elizabeth II. William is set to be in London for some royal work and then starts training as a Royal Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter pilot later this month. This month also sees Harry beginning two-and-a-half years of training to fly British army helicopters.The princely pair’s training will even mean that they are stationed at the same base at some point in the year. Tell us: What do you think of Prince William’s shaving off his beard? Do you prefer him clean-shaven? — Simon Perry

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Cary on

he looks the exact same to me; like as if nothing has changed.

Trisha on

I liked the beard better.

Jan Morrell on

I loved the beard – He should have kept it a while longer

angelika on

I think he looks more handsome without a beard. It did not suit him at all.

Faith on

with the beard he look kind of older, but with out the beard he looks his age.. he should not try to grow up to fast.

Elda on

he takes my breath away….

monicha on

with out the beard he looks hotter

brenda on

that is an older picture. taken a few months ago. note what he’s wearing on his lapel.
I liked the beard, but of course the Air Force won’t allow them.
Maybe you could have used a new pic for example the one splashed all over the british tabloids with his glasses on and beardless. he’s good looking either way. good luck on his training.

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