Prince Harry Looks Exactly Like a Young Prince Charles & Fans Are Going Wild

These photos of Prince Charles with a beard are insane.

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Prince Harry's beard is somewhat of a trademark at this point. And while his brother, Prince William, has only briefly dabbled with facial hair, it appears that their father, Prince Charles, also sported a beard at one point. And Prince Charles with a beard looks surprisingly similar to his son, Prince Harry.

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It was recently revealed that Prince Harry and Prince Philip look way more alike than anyone previously realized. When a vintage magazine cover featuring Philip with a beard came to light, the resemblance between grandfather and grandson was uncanny. And now, thanks to some photos of Prince Charles from 1976 going viral, it's become clear that Harry is also the spitting image of his dad.

Photographed at the Badminton Horse Trials in April and May of 1976, Prince Charles can be seen with a beard. As the royal hasn't had facial hair at any other time in public life, that we know of, it's slightly strange to see William and Harry's dad with a full beard. And it's impossible to not compare Charles to his son Harry thanks to these photos:

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As pointed out by Express, fans have, quite understandably, gone wild about the comparison between father and son.

It's also the perfect time to revisit the momentous occasion in 2008 when Prince William grew his (short-lived) beard:

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The resemblance between Prince Harry and his father is unmistakeable.

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Amy Mackelden

Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.