12/18/2013 05:50 pm ET | Updated Dec 19, 2013

Prince William Wears Uncool Glasses, Can Get Away With It Because He's Prince William

Prince William was a total heartthrob in his teens, earning a place in our bedrooms, lockers and hearts. Today, it's a slightly different story -- it's been a while since Will could run his hand through a golden mop of hair.

Will's also a dad, and he has the dad fashion sense to go with it. That includes wearing sneakers with just about everything, sporting a baseball hat and a fleece at a nightclub... and rocking the metal-rim dad glasses.

The royal had on his rarely-seen specs today for a Christmas lunch hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Kate looked all dolled up next to him, wearing a holiday-ready red dress (that might have been a repeat, so even better). But Will's glasses had him looking dressed-down... and a little bit like a tired dad whose newborn has been keeping him up all night.

Which is why, in fact, they make us love him even more. Embrace the dad look, Will -- you finally have an excuse.



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We like you better without 'em, Will:

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