It seems an especially cruel fate that while Kate Middleton's luscious locks get their very own, glowing column inches all over the globe, Prince William's hairline is receding quicker than you can say 'Westminster Abbey'.
A baldness cure might have come a bit late for Wills - we doubt even coating his head in Rogaine every hour between now and 11am next Friday would give him a full head of hair.
But there's good news for the couple's offspring. In case Kate Middleton's genes skip a generation or two, all is not lost. A cure of Royal baldness has just resurfaced - dating back to 1910.
Hair today, gone tomorrow: An Edwardian 'cure for Royal Baldness' comes a little too late for Prince William.
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