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

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  • This week marks what would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday, with the Duke of Edinburgh tragically passing away in April.

    To pay tribute to the Duke and his 100 years, the internet has seen a wave a tributes, with multiple throwback pictures of Prince Philip making headlines.

    Royal family members including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, have been among those to share tributes to the much-loved royal.

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 Whilst today it’s very much a ‘Modern Monarchy’ it’s these historical reference points that make photographing the Royal family so unique and remind you of the centuries of tradition that remain at their core.’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

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