Prince William was the butt of a few jokes about his hair loss this week.
The royal had the mickey taken out of him by an old colleague from the air rescue service where he worked at RAF Angelsey.
Master Aircrew Rik Maving said about the prince: “It was nice to see him again. He hasn't changed much apart from he's lost a bit more hair. Hey, we're all getting older!”
You can see new pictures of Prince William's hair loss and read more about the story here:
Prince William, 33, may have had many advantages in life but he was unlucky in one vital respect: he inherited the Windsors' powerful baldness gene.
This runs right through the generations: from Prince Philip (grandfather), to Prince Charles (father) and now to Prince William (son), and there will be a strong chance that the next generation won't be immune, either – two-year-old Prince George (grandson).
Crown Clinic hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak has already written on this blog about how Prince William has probably left it too late to seek a hair transplant to remedy his problem with thinning hair. His male pattern baldness is now so far advanced that either of the procedures used at Crown Clinic –follicular unit transplantation (FUT) or follicular unit extraction (FUE) – would probably not make sufficient difference. He would require so many grafts to cover up his hair loss that any work would be inadvisable.
Prince William's brother, Prince Harry, 31, is showing the first signs of male pattern baldness, particularly around his crown, as you can see from this picture. If he does not act soon, he will face similar problems to his older brother.
Many celebrities have come to Crown Clinic to receive help with their hair including the TV doctor Christian Jessen, the model Calum Best, the property presenter Martin Roberts from Homes Under The Hammer and the former footballer Didi Hamann .
They all look and feel years younger after having procedures with our surgeon Asim Shahmalak. It would set a wonderful example to other men if a royal was to follow their lead and become the first Windsor to tackle the family's baldness gene and have a hair transplant.