Prince William has a “Harry Potter scar” on his forehead, and how did we miss this?

Prince Harry may share a name with a certain legendary fictional British wizard, but it’s Prince William who actually shares a key trait with the beloved character.Just call Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge “The Boy Who Lived,” because he has an iconic forehead scar—just like Harry Potter.

Okay, technically this is old news considering he’s had the scar for over two decades, but we somehow never noticed it before. The scar, which sits over William’s left eye, is apparently the result of getting hit by a golf club at age thirteen (ouch). However, that hasn’t stopped the noted Harry Potter fan from dubbing it his Harry Potter scar.

Check it out in this pic from 1999.


And here he is more recently, showing the scar to a boy while visiting a children’s hospital in London.


Prince William first opened up about the origins of his scar in 2009, during an interview with CBBC’s Newsround.

"That was for my Harry Potter scar, as I call it, just here. I call it that because it glows sometimes and some people notice it—other times they don't notice it at all," he said, revealing the incident landed him in the hospital. "I got hit by a golf club when I was playing golf with a friend of mine. Yeah, 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."

William didn’t reveal the identity of his personal Lord Voldemort, leaving us wondering who, exactly, once accidentally clobbered the future king of England in the head…