Back in December 2015, a peculiar little boy was born in a hospital in Hungary, whose hair was completely white! He was born in the city of Székesfehérvár, in the center of the country.
Seeing your own baby for the first time must be a supernatural and really powerful experience. To see a little someone that carries your blood and your genetics must be incredible. It’s almost as if you are looking in the mirror, or you are seeing your partner as he might have been when he was just that little!
I cannot even imagine how these parents must have felt when they saw a little baby boy being born with a shock of white hair like an otherworldly, magical creature!
The boy didn’t have any evident traces of absence of melanin pigment, that is he wasn’t an albino since he wouldn’t have pigment on his skin or irises either.
The official definition of albinism is as follows: “an organism exhibiting deficient pigmentation; especially a human being who is congenitally deficient in pigment and usually has milky or translucent skin, white or colorless hair, and eyes with pink or blue iris and deep-red pupil.”
Not only did the baby not show any signs of genetic malfunction, quite on the contrary; the baby was in excellent shape. He was just born with white hair.
Dr. Zoltan Kummer said that it was neither illness nor parental stress that caused the baby to be born with the icy white hair. He feels that it is a temporary pigment shortage.
The nurses from the hospital started calling him Prince Charming in light of is rockstar features.
Anyway, Bence, his real name, was born with a body weight of 5400 g and a height of 54 cm, arriving just on time.
His blood sample was then sent to Budapest for further examination.
His mother was a student and a working mom at the time of his birth. I hope the family is doing alright, and if you are reading this, family of Prince Charming, please write to us and tell us what happened with your little boy.