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Old 09-26-2011, 01:36 PM
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I'm not a fan of beards/any sort of facial hair on men. I will say though, that some can come off looking more distinguished with a beard, but those are few and far between. I've never seen George V or Nikolai II without their beards, so I'm used to those images, however, Prince William should leave the bearded look to his predecessors, because he looks rather unkempt when sporting one.
Here's the tsar without beard:

http://www.picturehistory.com/images.../prod_7785.jpg

And here King George without beard:

King George V King Of Great Britain As A Prince In Naval Uniform | Getty Images Deutschland | 3359130

I think both looked very handsome without beard, but I agree with you that beards can look more distinguished and I think it was just trendy back then to grow a beard or a mustache. William looks better without it indeed.
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:31 PM
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Here's the tsar without beard:

http://www.picturehistory.com/images.../prod_7785.jpg

And here King George without beard:

King George V King Of Great Britain As A Prince In Naval Uniform | Getty Images Deutschland | 3359130

I think both looked very handsome without beard, but I agree with you that beards can look more distinguished and I think it was just trendy back then to grow a beard or a mustache. William looks better without it indeed.
Thank you for the pictures. The scary thing is, these two look alike even without a beard. Talk about being a carbon copy.

Wills has a very soft face (expression-sise), so a beard makes him look harsher (and ages him in a rather unflattering manner).
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You're more than welcome, Daria! It's true, they looked very much alike. I think it's because their mothers looked so much alike. Only that Alexandra's eyes were bigger, as were George's in comparison to Nicholas.

And I agree, William's face is fine as it is. He just doesn't need a beard.
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I personally find Philippe much better looking with a beard than without but it might be just me

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