Is Prince William turning into his uncle, Prince Edward?

POSTED: 16 March 2015

Is Prince William turning into his uncle, Prince Edward?

That was the question posed recently by Mail Online after pictures emerged of Prince William showing exactly the same signs of male pattern baldness as his uncle, Prince Edward.

You can read more about the story here:

You can view pictures of both royals - their baldness is very similar.

Crown Clinic's  hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak explained that the baldness gene runs on both the mother's and the father's sides of the family.

This gene is being passed through the generations of the House of Windsor.

So you have, Prince Philip (granfather) passing the gene to the sons (Prince Charles and Prince Edward) and then on to the grandsons (Prince William and possibly Prince Harry, too).

It means there is a strong likelihood that young Prince George may also have the same baldness gene, though we won't know for sure until he is in his 20s or even 30s. There is no way of predicting 100% before the boy becomes an adult.

Dr Shahmalak said: "There is a strong baldness gene in the royal family which has very obviously been passed down through the generations. 

"The only long-term cure for baldness is a hair transplant. I fear that it is too late for Prince William, who has too larger
area of baldness to cover. But if his hair loss accelerates, Prince Harry would really benefit from a hair transplant. He could look 10 years younger with the right procedure."

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