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For the first time in 100 years, soldiers in the Welsh Guards have started growing beards, following King Charles' decision to lift the ban on facial hair.

The Welsh Guard serves in a series of representative missions, including the King's Guard.

The new beard rules state that whoever chooses to grow a beard must meet certain standards and regulations.

This permit is not open to all members of the guard and will only be given to those who receive a special permit and comply with the special regulations.