Prince Harry’s baldness has worsened just a year after marrying Meghan Markle.

Dr. Asim Shahmalak, from Manchester’s Crown Clinic, noticed that the Duke of Sussex is experiencing the same dramatic hair loss as his big brother Prince William. This has been more evident just a year after tying the knot with Markle and among the factors could be the couple’s journey to parenthood.

“Fatherhood has definitely not been kind to Prince Harry's hair,” Dr. Shahmalak told Daily Star. “You can see a definite acceleration in his male pattern baldness in the last few months.”

The expert pointed out that stress is a factor in hair loss, so Prince Harry’s struggles of combining his royal duties with marriage and becoming a first-time dad could be among the reasons that accelerate his baldness. However, the most significant factor with this is the “strong baldness gene running through the whole Windsor family.”

“It started with Prince Philip and has now been passed down to Prince Charles and on to his sons Prince William and Prince Harry. Let's hope baby Archie doesn't get it, too!” he added.

There are rumors that Prince Harry’s biological father is James Hewitt. According to Spencer Stevenson, founder of, Prince Harry’s son could give a genetic proof that he is really Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ son.

If Archie inherits the royals’ “male pattern baldness” (MBP) gene which causes early hair loss, then it would conclusively prove that the Prince of Wales is Prince Harry’s biological dad. Hewitt, 60, still has a healthy head of hair and is just starting to go bald from the front, whereas the Windsor Crown sees baldness start from the back of their head.

Shahmalak noted that the Duke of Cambridge has the strongest baldness gene of all the royals as he was losing a lot of his hair in his early 20s. However, Prince Harry is catching up with Prince William fast, in particular, in the crown area.

Stevenson shared his expert opinion about Prince Harry’s hair loss and according to him, Prince Harry has a maximum of 2-5 more years until he is completely bald on top. This will happen unless the new dad takes action soon.

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Prince Harry visits to The Institute of Translational Medicine at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, central England, on March 4, 2019. Getty Images/Christopher Furlong