Prince Harry Debuts a Full-On Beard in Africa, Induces Swooning Around the World

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STOP EVERYTHING: Prince Harry has a beard!

Yep, the sizzling spare to the heir—who’s been busy touring Africa, meeting with charities that are determined to save the earth—visited the crew at the African Conservation Experience‘s Khulula Care for Wild, based in Nelspruit, on Wednesday, Aug. 12. And he did so sporting some seriously sexy scruff.

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Prince Harry hung with the rhinos at the South African organization Khalula Care For Wild — and he brought his new beard with him. African Conservation Experience

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Making a surprise visit, Prince Harry, 30, dropped into the specialist care facility—the largest center dedicated to caring for orphaned rhinos in South Africa—to meet the endangered animals and their caretakers. He spent several hours speaking and touring with volunteers (while accompanied by baby rhino, Warren!); plus, he participated in a feeding round, all while modeling his ginger whiskers.

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Prince Harry leaves the Christmas Day service at Sandringham on December 25, 2013 in King’s Lynn, England, rocking some stubble. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Surely, the royal has rocked a bit of stubble in the past (to great effect, we might add). But typically, the uncle to Prince George and Princess Charlotte sports a clean-shaven face—as he did at June’s Royal Ascot—so this look is a bit of a treat, especially for the facial hair lovers out there.

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Prince Harry models a smooth face at Royal Ascot on June 16, 2015 in Ascot, England. Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

The question is, how do you prefer your prince: all bearded up or silky smooth? Vote in the (critical!) Us Weekly poll above. And don’t forget to tweet @UsWeekly using the hashtag #stylebyUs

Do your prefer Prince Harry with or without the beard?

Do your prefer Prince Harry with or without the beard?

Love the beard.
Silky smooth, please!
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