Prince Harry Rocks Rugged New Beard at South Pole

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Check out that scruff!

Prince Harry looked more rugged than royal when he visited the National Science Foundation's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica over the weekend.

The royal let his bushy red beard grow in during the Walking With the Wounded 200-mile charity trek at the South Pole.

The event initially began as a race with three teams. However, after conditions worsened, everyone joined forces and reached the South Pole last Friday.

No word yet on whether the prince plans to show up for the royal family's annual Christmas gathering cleanshaven or with his Santa-like scruff.