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Beard or no beard? From Prince William to Prince Charles and Crown Prince Haakon

It is Movember, after all!

Alice Howarth

It's a question as old as time - are men more attractive with facial hair or without? Some will argue it depends on the individual, their cheekbones and their style while others swear hands-down that beards are good on any male. Unfortunately for them, one group of men who can't get away with experimenting without the whole world taking notice are the royals. And when it comes to clean-shaven or stubble, it's hard to decide.  

WATCH: What royal men look like with and without facial hair

Now during Movember, a month when men grow their beards for charity in order to raise awareness of men's health issues, including cancer and mental health, it's universally acknowledged that all hair growth is good. But what about the rest of the year? Should it stay or should it go? It's time to play beard or no beard, the royal edition… 

Prince William 

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Country: United Kingdom
Family History: Prince William's grandmother is Queen Elizabeth II and his parents are Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana
Rank: Second in line to the throne
Hello! Votes: Beard

King Willem-Alexander

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Country: The Netherlands
Family History: King Willem-Alexander is the eldest child of Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus van Amsberg
Rank: He is King
Hello! Votes: Beard

Prince Carl Philip 

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Country: Sweden
Family History: Prince Carl Philip is the only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia
Rank: Fourth in line to the throne
Hello! Votes: No beard

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Prince Harry

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Country: United Kingdom
Family History: Prince Harry's grandmother is Queen Elizabeth II and his parents are Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. 
Rank: Sixth in line to the throne
Hello! Votes: Beard

Crown Prince Haakon 

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Country: Norway
Family History: Prince Haakon the only son of King Harald V and Queen Sonja 
Rank: First in line to the throne
Hello! Votes: Beard

Andrea Casiraghi

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Country: Monaco 
Family History: Andrea Casiraghi is the eldest son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and her first husband Stefano Casiraghi. He is the grandchild of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and American actress Grace Kelly.
Rank: Fourth in line to the throne. 
Hello! Votes: Beard

Prince Charles

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Country: United Kingdom
Family History: Prince Charles is the first child of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh
Rank: First in line to the throne
Hello! Votes: Beard

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark

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Country: Denmark 
Family History: Prince Frederik is the elder son of Queen Margrethe II and the late Henrik, Prince Consort.
Rank: First in line to the throne
Hello! Votes: No beard

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King Felipe VI of Spain

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Country: Spain
Family History: King Felipe VI of Spain's parents are King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía
Rank: He is King
Hello! Votes: Beard

Pierre Casiraghi

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Country: Monaco 
Family History: Pierre Casiraghi is the youngest son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and her first husband Stefano Casiraghi. He is the grandchild of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and American actress Grace Kelly.
Rank: Eighth in line to the throne. 
Hello! Votes: Beard