Hot off the heels of realizing Kate Middleton has a giant three-inch scar hidden in her hairline thanks to a mysterious childhood operation, I discovered some more shook-inducing royal scar news. The Duchess’ husband Prince William also has a facial scar.
William’s scar is on his forehead much like that of everyone’s favorite wizard Harry Potter. In fact, William actually calls it his “Harry Potter scar.”
So, how did William get this thing? Turns out he was hit with a golf club when he was 13. Which is clearly the most ridiculously royal scar origin story ever.
“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,” he said in a 2009 interview. “I got hit by a golf club when I was playing golf with a friend of mine. 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.”
^Me, thinking about how it’s weird that Kate and William both have scars within mere inches of each other.
By the way, while Kate doesn’t acknowledge her scar in public, William definitely does. Here he is being super cute and showing it to a little kid while visiting a hospital: