18/01/2018 19:05 SAST | Updated 19/01/2018 04:07 SAST

Prince William Got A Buzz Cut And People Don't Know What To Think

The royal has joked about his hair loss on numerous occasions.

Prince William stepped out sporting a newly buzzed head at a royal engagement on Thursday and people have a whole lot of thoughts. 

The Duke of Cambridge revealed his new haircut during a visit to Evelina’s Children’s Hospital in London on behalf of a new program that will help veterans. 

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But a lot of people were focused on William’s new ’do: 

For reference, this is what William’s haircut looked like in October: 


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Prince William waves as he arrives for the Pride of Britain Awards in London on Oct. 30, 2017. 

Some Twitter users really liked the new crop: 

While others weren’t totally sold on the shorn look: 

Some took issue that media outlets were using the term “shaved” to describe the look:

And some just couldn’t care less:

Luckily, Prince William is a good sport about his hair and has joked about it on numerous occasions

During a quick chat with a hairdresser in September, the Duke of Cambridge quipped, “I don’t have much hair. I can’t give you much business.” And when his son Prince George was born, William joked that he already had “way more hair than me, thank God!”

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