Science suggests a positive dynamic within heterosexual couples where the man isn’t quite as attractive as the woman.

Let’s Rate Prince William’s Hotness. For Science!

Let’s Rate Prince William’s Hotness. For Science!

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
April 24 2018 7:25 PM

The Plain Prince

The duke of Cambridge isn’t quite as good-looking as his spouse. Here’s what science has to say about that.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with their newborn son on Monday in London.

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