Prince William, the king to be, is already shaping up to be the face of the royal family. But in a more literal sense, the thing people most often notice about his face, besides his ever-worsening bald spot, is the faint yet of a considerable size scar on the left side of his forehead. The scar starts from his hairline on the side and goes all the way the entire width of his eyebrow, with it getting less noticeable as he grows older, so fans have long wondered where he got such a scar. Well, it’s not the proudest stories.
The story about how Prince William got his scar and the hilarious nickname he has for it goes as follows.
In an interview for Cosmopolitan, the Prince told them the full story. “I got hit by a golf club when I was playing with a friend of mine,” the prince revealed in the interview. “We were on a putting green and the next thing you know there was a seven-iron and it came out of nowhere and it hit me in the head,” he continued. So as it turns out, there was no magic dragon or swashbuckling pirate involved, just two kids being reckless.
In another interview back in 2009, Prince William made the interesting remark that he believes his forehead scar glows. You heard it right, ‘glows’. He even has a nickname for it when he talks about it. “I call it [my Harry Potter scar] because it glows sometimes and some people notice it — other times they don’t notice it at all,” “I call it [my Harry Potter scar] because it glows sometimes and some people notice it — other times they don’t notice it at all,” the Prince was noted saying.
The real extent of the unfortunate accident is still unclear, but from what we know the Prince confirmed that it did warrant a trip to the hospital as well as a few stitches if the look of it is anything to go by. The scar was much more noticeable back when he was a teenager, but has faded over time, with the exception of it becoming red and inflamed when Prince William plays sports.
Royal Family Scars
Prince William isn’t the only one that has scars to show for his adventures. Lots of members of the royal family have scars and bruises, and most of them have some funny story to go with it. Such examples include the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as the Prince of Wales.
Williams wife, Kate Middleton also has a matching scar on her forehead. I guess it was really meant to be. According to reports from multiple sources, the scar is from a medical procedure the Duchess went through during her childhood.
Prince William and Prince Harry’s stepmom, Camilla Parker Bowles, has also had quite a few tumbles, with one even leaving her in a wheelchair for a while. In 2010, the Duchess of Cornwall took part in a walking trip at Balmoral where she fell and broke her leg. Despite the seriousness of the injury, she didn’t let it stop her from performing her royal duties. For the next couple of months, she had Prince Charles push her around in a wheelchair so she could carry on her engagements.
Prince Charles is known for his immense love for gardening, but back in 2001, the Prince had quite the uncomfortable accident. While the prince was sawing a tree, a lot of dust got into his eyes, that became so bad a visit to the hospital was needed. Luckily he had no significant consequences after the mishap, leaving the hospital with only a makeshift eye patch.