A hairy look for Prince Harry! Royal sports a ginger beard

/ Source: TODAY

Things got a little hairy for Prince Harry on Tuesday as he made his first official royal appearance since returning from a three-month trip to Africa.

Prince Harry on the airfield Tuesday at Goodwood Aerodrome in Chichester, England.Chris Jackson / Getty Images

All eyes immediately zoomed in on the rugged, ginger beard Harry sported while visiting with World War II veterans at an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Harry, who also celebrated his 31st birthday Tuesday, grew out the beard while working on various conservation projects in southern Africa.

Britain's Prince Harry, right, walks with Matt Jones, right, Director of Boultbee Flight Academy, past Battle of Britain aircraft at Goodwood Aerodrome in West Sussex, England, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. Prince Harry joined Battle of Britain veterans and wounded servicemen supported by his Endeavour Fund in a historic flypast to mark the 75th Anniversary of victory in the Battle of Britain. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP

The last time Harry sported a beard was in December 2013, when he trekked across Antarctica with a team of adventurers raising awareness for wounded veterans.

However, amid rumors that Queen Elizabeth was not fond of facial hair on royal men, the prince soon shaved off the whiskers. Time will tell whether the monarch will have her say this time around.