Following the announcement of Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle in November 2017, the British tabloid press went wild. Though most of the speculations focused on when the big day would take place, there were also many discussions about the state of the 33-year-old prince’s hair. We can only sympathise with Harry – it is difficult enough being a hair loss sufferer, without the whole world talking about whether you’ll be bald for your wedding.
Rumours that Prince Harry was starting to go bald first began in 2015 and there has been a regular flow of gossip about his hair loss status ever since. Photos taken over the last few years reveal that the prince is likely a sufferer of the condition androgenetic alopecia, also called male pattern baldness.
Androgenetic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss, with around 50% of men experiencing it to some extent by their 50s. It is partly caused by genetics and passed down through the maternal line. As you might expect, this means that members of the same family will often develop the condition.
In Prince Harry’s case, he is certainly not the only person in the family to be losing his crowning glory. His 35-year-old brother Prince William’s hair is significantly thinner than in his younger days. Father, Prince Charles, has been losing density on the crown of his head for many years too. Meanwhile, their late maternal grandfather, Earl Spencer, also had signs of hair loss. Without a doubt, male pattern baldness is a right royal problem for the family.
Prince Harry’s hair loss appears to be progressing at a fairly rapid rate. According to Vinci Hair Clinic, leading international experts in hair restoration, he should take action as soon as possible if he wants to avoid going completely bald. With male pattern baldness, the earlier treatment starts, the better. Vinci suggests that a combined approach to treatment would be the most effective for Harry. The medicine minoxidil, along with Vinci’s Vitruvian Line dietary supplement and LLLT Laser Cap, would help to stabilise his hair loss and stimulate new growth.