Blame the difference in their ages if you like — but if you were to compare recent photos of Prince Charles and his son, Prince Harry, you may not see a family resemblance between them. However, in some throwback photos of Prince Charles shared by the official Clarence House account in honor of his 70th birthday, the resemblance becomes more evident.
In fact, in a side-by-side comparison of the photos of the younger father and his son, the family resemblance is so uncanny that they could pass for brothers — maybe even twins.
Princess Diana, born as Diana Frances Spencer, always maintained that the Duke of Sussex got his red hair from the Spencer bloodline. Nonetheless, it’s likely that — after comparing the fiery red beards of the regal father and his son in the throwback photo below — Harry received a good part of his genes from the Windsors.
Upon examination of the photo, readers can see that a normally clean-shaven Prince Charles is wearing a full and red-hued beard, much like the one Prince Harry sports now.
— WUSA9 (@wusa9) November 14, 2018
Per ET, more comparisons can be drawn between the two. Engaging with the black and white throwback photo of Prince Charles against a recent photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when they announced her pregnancy yields similar results. Royal watchers may spot the similar sets of eyes, and almost identical shape of their faces and noses in the two images below.
Shown below is a recent picture taken of Prince Philip and Charles. Prince Harry may not resemble anyone in the family less than he does his grandfather, Prince Philip, pictured on the left.
The comparison may warrant a second look.
The Inquisitr recently featured an article that discussed the strong resemblance borne between Prince Philip and Prince Harry in a 1950s throwback photo. Some fans would even argue that the throwback photo shown below — of a young Prince Philip — resembles his grandson more than the snapshots of Prince Charles do.
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I spotted this beautiful 1957 vintage cover of a @parismatch_magazine whilst visiting our wedding venue in France a couple of years ago – 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 Whilst today it’s very much a ‘Modern Monarchy’ it’s these historical reference points that make photographing the Royal family so unique and remind you of the centuries of tradition that remain at their core. #PrinceHarry #RoyalVisitAus #ParisMatch #History #DukeofEdinburgh #modernmonarchy
Royal photographer Chris Jackson stumbled upon the picture of Prince Phillip, a picture which comes from a 1957 vintage cover of Paris Match, during his honeymoon. Jackson said that after seeing the image, he realized how much the two royals resembled one another.
For his 70th birthday, the royal family also posted a video of tender moments between Prince Charles and his parents — Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip — on social media.
Wishing His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales a very Happy 70th Birthday. pic.twitter.com/jpjKJpEM4l
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 14, 2018
The Clarence House Instagram account represents Prince Charles and Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall. According to ET, the royal couple released breathtaking portraits of the two in the Clarence Garden House. In the portraits, the pair are joined by Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Charles’ grandchildren — 5-year-old Prince George, three-year-old Princess Charlotte and 6-month-old Prince Louis.