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« on: April 09, 2015, 04:41:20 PM »

Things were fine before Lilibet decided to marry Philip. Previous kings weren't bald. Not even at old age.

George VI



Edward VIII



George V



The situation was different in the Greek royal family. Philip's father Prince Andrew:



Andrew's father, King George I of Greece



George's father King Christian IX of Denmark



It was all hidden away nicely for a while...



then...



And as a result...

Charles



Andrew (the only one with seemingly hair left)



Edward



And William



Now let's hope Harry gets to keep his hair!  Nerves
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 05:47:14 PM »

Such a shame. And besides Harry and peter phillps, no one has benefitted from Phil's handsome genes.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 05:51:13 PM »

Such a shame. And besides Harry and peter phillps, no one has benefitted from Phil's handsome genes.

I forgot all about Peter! Yes, I agree. William had a brief moment in his early twenties but then poof it was gone. I'm not sure by the way how balding is inherited. Someone told me it's usually through the mother but I wouldn't be too sure about that.

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 06:09:19 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 06:14:59 PM »

Yes, I also thought the balding gene came from the mother. It doesn't explain why no one in the family seems to do anything to slow the balding down or stop it.

They all looked much better with hair. Male pattern baldness is a cruel mistress.
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2015, 06:20:04 PM »

Yes, I also thought the balding gene came from the mother. It doesn't explain why no one in the family seems to do anything to slow the balding down or stop it.

They all looked much better with hair. Male pattern baldness is a cruel mistress.

At my mother side of the family all men (my uncles and grandfather) had almost the same balding pattern. This once made a fun picture when all balding uncles were sitting on a row, then it became obvious it is apparently a family treat. My brothers were afraid they would also become a victim of this balding. One of them seems to get a bit bald (at the front his hairline is going back) But as both of my brothers wear their hair very short you almost don't notice it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2015, 03:38:09 AM »

Such a shame. And besides Harry and peter phillps, no one has benefitted from Phil's handsome genes.

I forgot all about Peter! Yes, I agree. William had a brief moment in his early twenties but then poof it was gone. I'm not sure by the way how balding is inherited. Someone told me it's usually through the mother but I wouldn't be too sure about that.

SWMNBN's brother, father and grandfather



And greatgrandfather


What is SWMNBN? I'm sure it's obvious and I am being obtuse. Also, could be the reason Pervy Andy kept his hair is because of his miraculous and coincidental resemblence to Lord Porchester/Earl Carnavon aka QEII's racing manager and dear friend of decades who unfortunatey dropped dead during the stress on 9/11/01.
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2015, 03:40:18 AM »

SWMNBN = She Who Must Not Be Named = Princess Diana
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2015, 03:43:28 AM »

Ah. I had never seen that. A new one on me.
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2015, 04:26:40 AM »

Eh, I don't buy it, DoV, no more than Harry is a certain attention whore's kid.

It's fun to speculate, though.
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2015, 05:13:20 AM »

Andrew does have quite a large thinning spot at the back. Maybe the Queen's father didn't really live long enough to go bald. He was only 56 when he died. His brother the Duke of Gloucester lived to a ripe old age and he lost his hair.
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2015, 10:27:41 PM »

The current Duke of Gloucester actually has kept his hair😊

Unlike say the Duke of Kent or Prince Michael, or even his own brother Prince William of Gloucester, who was beginning to go bald when he died prematurely.  So it is not just Prince Philip's genes.

Prince Albert was also going bald before he died (again prematurely)
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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2015, 10:35:49 PM »

Maybe Andy's the only one who used Rogaine or something. Williams exacerbated hair loss has to be stress related. It has just flown out in the past four years. Funny thing is the more he loses, the more that seems to end up on Kate's head. If it is maternal, George may keep his.
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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2015, 10:45:34 PM »

the gene for baldness is thought to be on the X chromosome - men receive one of these chromosomes from their mother and women receive one from each parent.  lots of women (presumably QEII and SWMNBN) have one affected X as their sons are bald and some  will have 2 affected Xs, however the female hormones tend to protect women from baldness.

The men with their single affected X and no female hormones have no chance and go bald...

So William got his X from SWMNBN, however that X may have come from either the Old Earl or Frances Shand Kydd

Charles got his from QEII and again this could have come from QM or King George
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2015, 03:06:37 AM »

Well Philip may have brought the baldness to the family, but he makes up for his lack of hirsuteness on top of his head by the sheer volume of those bushy brows, which all the males in the family have. Maybe the females too, but thank goodness for waxing!
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