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Is Harry Going Bald?

New pics from Lesotho support treasonable suggestion

02.28.13 10:30 AM ET

It could be regarded as the chastisement of hubris.

Yesterday, as he made doughnuts with a class of deaf school children, the co-founder of his charity, Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, poked fun at Prince Harry, asking the class to teach him the word for "redhead."

Harry shot back: "What about the word for bald?" pointing to his friend's head.

Now, however, fresh evidence emerges that Harry could soon be ginger and bald.

Treasonable suggestion it may be, but the latest photos do suggest that Prince Harry might be developing a bald spot like his elder brother.

A close scrutiny of the Harry pictures from Lesotho yesterday does appear to back up scurrilous suggestions that scalp is starting to peek through the otherwise luxurious mane of the royal redhead.

MASERU, LESOTHO - FEBRUARY 27:  Prince Harry meets partially sighted children at St Bernadette's Centre for the blind a project supported by his charity Sentebale on February 27, 2013 in Maseru, Lesotho. Sentebale is a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. It helps the most vulnerable children in Lesotho get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives. Sentebale works with local grassroots organisations to help these children, the victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho's HIV/AIDS epidemic. Cathy Ferrier was appointed as Sentebale's Chief Executive in March 2012 and is spearheading a fundraising initiative to build the Mamohato Centre which will provide psychosocial support for children and young people infected with HIV. Prince Harry is due to pay a visit to Lesotho this week to catch up on his charity's progress and meet key children who will be supported by the charity.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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Prince William’s bald spot has been an ever-increasing patch of desertification. Harry’s father Charles, and uncles Andrew and Edward have all had to cope with significant hair loss. So although pattern baldness may be in prospect, there is a silver lining; this should put an end once and for all to the nasty paternity rumours.

Prince Harry left Lesotho last might and travelled to Johannesburg, where he paid an emotional tribute to his mother, saying  he hoped that Princess Diana would be looking down from above and be “proud” of the work his charity Sentebale has achieved.

He was speaking at a gala dinner marking the launch of plans to build a Mamohato Centre for children and young people - named after Sentebale's co-founder Prince Seeiso’s mother Queen Mamohato Bereng Seeiso.

Harry said: “I hope she would be proud of what we are trying to achieve in her name. I hope that my mother will be proud, too. Maybe, just maybe, they are together somewhere up there, with blue prints and sketches already mapped out!

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“I can only hope we put the swings in the right place.”

The 250-plate dinner dinner kicked off a £2.4 million fundraising campaign to build the first permanent centre for children and young people infected with, or affected by, HIV and Aids in Lesotho.