Why Does Prince William Say He Has a "Harry Potter Scar"?

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Britain's Prince William has a scar on his forehead that he has referred to as a "Harry Potter scar" as a reference to the iconic mark on the forehead of the fictional boy wizard. Prince William's scar is different in many ways from Harry Potter's.

While Harry's scar is the result of a magical curse, Prince William's is the result of being hit in the head with a golf club by another kid while he was still in school. Prince William apparently calls his scar a "Harry Potter scar" because the scar tissue is a bit shiny and also because it seems to catch people's attention the way Harry Potter's scar does.