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Why Everyone’s Talking About These Photos Of Prince Harry And Prince Philip

The pair are eerily similar

On April 9, the Palace confirmed that Prince Philip has tragically passed away at the age of 99.

Releasing a statement to confirm the news, Buckingham Palace announced: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

Following the news, there has been a wave a tributes for the Duke of Edinburgh with multiple throwback pictures of Prince Philip shared on social media.

As photographs started to flood the internet, so did the anecdotes, with a sweet story about Prince Philip’s likeness to his beloved grandson Harry, going viral.

The story in question involved a throwback photograph of Prince Philip from 1957, and it is the spitting image of the Duke of Sussex.

The resurfaced photo of Prince Philip is from a 1957 vintage cover of Paris Match magazine and an eagle-eyed photographer spotted the similarity – and it can’t be unseen.

‘I spotted this beautiful 1957 vintage cover of a @parismatch_magazine whilst visiting our wedding venue in France a couple of years ago,’ Getty photographer Chris Jackson posted to his Instagram page.

‘Who does it remind you of!? Swipe right to see! I think it may have been colourised from a black and white negative but correct me if I’m wrong. Was very happy when the lovely people at @chateaurigaud let me keep it! Whilst today it’s very much a ‘Modern Monarchy’ it’s these historical reference points that make photographing the Royal family so unique and remind you of the centuries of tradition that remain at their core.’

Of course this isn’t the first time that Prince Harry’s appearance has resembled his grandfather’s, but their matching beards and uniforms does make it all the more striking.

Our thoughts are with the royal family at this difficult time.

This article originally appeared on marie claire U.K.

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