Prince Philip at 36 Years Old Looked Exactly Like Prince Harry

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The genes are strong in this family. In an old photo, the recently passed Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, bears a striking resemblance to his redheaded grandson Prince Harry. 

The picture is actually the cover of a 1957 issue of Paris Match magazine. It captures Prince Philip in formal military attire, smiling and listening to a companion. The royal photographer for Getty Images, Chris Jackson, posted the old magazine to Instagram a few days after Prince Philip died, and commenters immediately picked up on the resemblance.

“Looks like Harry 🔥🙌” reads the top comment on the post. “Totally did a double take thinking it was Harry,” wrote someone else. And it's easy to see why: the smile, the eyes, the beards. Super similar.

“I was reminded today of this incredible vintage @parismatch_magazine from 1957 I acquired a few years ago,” Jackson wrote in his caption. “I was blown away the minute I spotted it. It always reminds me of the unique, historic reference points that Royal photography provides. The front cover features a fantastically suave Prince Philip on tour with The Queen." 

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As noted by People, Prince Philip was around 36 at the time this photograph was taken, the same age Prince Harry is now. Both men served in their country's military: Prince Philip enlisted to fight in World War II in 1939, and Prince Harry was twice deployed to Afghanistan during his decade in the service. 

Prince Harry, who is currently in the U.K. for his grandfather's funeral service, recently remembered him in a heartfelt statement. He wrote, “My grandfather was a man of service, honour and great humour. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm—and also because you never knew what he might say next…master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ’til the end.”

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