Born into the British Royal family, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is leading a full life, as the second in succession to the British throne after Prince Charles’s, his father.
Outside of his royal obligations, the Prince is known for his love of family, as evident in his dedication to his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and their three children.
Also, his passion for philanthropic endeavors is undisputed. All these and more are the reasons he’s talked about often on social media. However, this time around, the senior royal is in the news for an entirely different reason.
A Quick Study
A recent study carried out by a UK-based cosmetic surgery company, Longevita, ranked Prince William as the world’s “sexiest bald man.” The ranking, which was undoubtedly a compliment to the Prince, sparked outrage online.
Many people disagreed with the conclusions and took to the streets of the popular social media platform, Twitter, to express their anger first in the air.
The controversial study analyzed how many times high-profile bald men were described as “sexy” with the search bar. According to “US Weekly,” the findings then determined that Prince Charles was described as “sexy” whooping 17.6 million times.
Living The Dream
A little background story – Due to his position as a member of the British royal family, Prince William has been in the public eye since his birth.
He is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, and the eldest son of Prince Charles and late Princess Diana, famously known as the “people’s princess.” His position in the royal family meant he was born with the proverbial silver spoon, but with the privileges comes excellent responsibilities and pressure.
Only adapted to the best, the 38-year-old was educated in the finest schools in England and was introduced to high society early by his father’s side at royal events and engagements.
Public Opinions And The Royal Family
Incredibly intellectual, the young Prince learned early that public opinion is of great importance to members of the monarchy.
Although the Prince has had his fair share of negative press, he found a way to keep his head above water, and gained the love and followership of hundreds of royal fans.
The shared results, however, angered social media users as they pointed out celebrities who befitted the ranking better. Pointing out the flawed methodology behind the study, Guardian columnist Arwa Mahdawi explained that the survey was not scientific as it was a Google search.
Battle Of The Bald And Sexy
Many fans shared their concerns, as one pointed out that the Prince was not fully bald. The user went on to suggest that a bribe might be in place to manipulate the results.
Another user brought everyone’s attention to Dwayne Johnson, fondly referred to as “The Rock.”
The user affirmed his choice and said, “If you put William alongside The Rock, I’ll pick The Rock any time.” The Rock himself joined the conversation and pointed out that Larry David should be the top contender for the “sexiest bald man.”