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Crown Prince Haakon’s hair-raising stunt surprised guests during a gala dinner celebrating his parents 80th birthday on 9 May.

Princess Märtha Louise and the Crown Prince (still wearing his beard) paid tribute to their parents during their speech.

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Then Crown Prince Haakon disappeared during the lavish birthday banquet to have a shave and reappeared without the facial hair!

The following day, Crown Prince Haakon braved the wet weather with his wife, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, to join his parents on board the Royal Yacht Norge for a cruise and a celebratory lunch.

 

Before and After 

What a difference a shave makes!

What do you think of the Crown Prince’s clean-shaven look?

Have your say below.

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