Here’s why everyone’s talking about these photos of Prince Harry and Prince Philip

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  • And we can’t ‘unsee’ it

    Prince Harry is one of the most talked about people in the world, from his marriage to Meghan Markle and his exciting baby news to the newlyweds’ royal tour, currently in Fiji.

    Despite almost everything Harry does making viral news, the 33-year-old made headlines this week for a different reason, and it’s all to do with his grandfather.

    Prince Harry and Prince Philip are known to have a close relationship, with the Duke of Edinburgh reportedly seeing a lot of himself in his grandson.

    But while the two men share a love of sport and a great sense of humour, it’s the similarity between their appearances that everyone was talking about this week.

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

    The black and white photo of Prince Philip from 1957 is the spitting image of Prince Harry, who was photographed wearing an almost identical uniform very recently.

    ‘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 Whilst today it’s very much a ‘Modern Monarchy’ it’s these historical reference points that make photographing the Royal family so unique and remind you of the centuries of tradition that remain at their core.’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!

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