By Stacey Leasca
January 19, 2018
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The women of the British royal family are well known for being style icons.Take, for example, the fact that anything Kate Middleton wears turns into a best-selling item in mere minutes. Meghan Markle, who isn’t even a full-fledged royal yet, can turn any outfit into a sold-out luxury item in seconds as well. Heck, even 2-year-old Princess Charlotte has started a fashion trend or two.

But, on Thursday, it was Prince William who showed off his latest style update: a new hairdo that immediately set social media on fire.

For quite some time it’s been rather apparent that William would follow in his grandfather and father’s footsteps and someday lose his hair. And it looks like that time has come. It’s OK, it’s 100-percent natural and nobody will ever judge him for the simple fact that he’s losing it. What people appear to be judging him for is leaving any strands of hair on his head at all, instead wishing he went for a fresh, totally shaven look.

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But, his move to just give himself a buzz cut apparently shows that William has renewed confidence in himself.

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“For a long time comments have been made, especially online and in the press, about the fact that his hair is thinning and he’s losing his hair,” celebrity hair stylist Joe Mills told The Independent. “I think him just literally going I’m going to crop my hair off is a really strong statement, a very confident statement. If you are photographed and in the public eye to that degree it’s very, very hard to look great all the time.” The stylist added, “I think it suits him, I think he looks great with it.”

Beyond professional stylists, fans from all over the globe also let their feelings be known on Twitter when it came the the royal’s hairdo. Some loved it, others loathed it, but at the end of the day, the decision to Bic it all or leave a little on the sides really is William’s (and probably a little bit Kate’s) decision. Keep scrolling to read more of the reactions below.