James William Middleton is an English entrepreneur and member of the Middleton family. Most notably he is the younger brother of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
This past month, Middleton cancelled plans to marry his French fiancee, Alizee Thevenet, this summer. It would have been one of the society weddings of the year. 'It's very sad, but it's just not practical to hold it in this crisis,' one of his friends tells Mail Online .
James Middleton has had a beard for the past 7 years. He is one of those people you can't imagine without one. This past weekend, he decided to surprise his fiancée by shaving off his beard. Thevenet had never seen him without one.
"Alizee and myself were due to get married... well, actually, this month," James said in a video he posted to Instagram. The shave happened outside his parents' home in Bucklebury. "She's never seen me without a beard, so I thought it was time I showed her what was behind it."
Was he worried what she would think of his new look? Not so much - he was more concerned that his dogs might not recognize him.
After shaving, James can be seen giving Alizee and his parents the first look. His fiancee screams in approval and runs over. "It's so weird," she can be heard saying.
She can also be heard wondering what it will be like to kiss him.
As for the dogs, don't worry, they go by smell not facial hair.
What do you think about his new look? Looks like Alizee approves.