Prince William and Harry throughout the years
They’ve grown into well-accomplished, polite men, but Prince William and Harry’s close bond has remained throughout their lives. Whether they’re promoting their charity, Heads Together, having fun playing sport together or representing the royal family at an event, the two brothers couldn’t have a lovlier sibling relationship.
Born in June 1982, Prince William was the first child of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Prince Harry followed in 1984, and the two brothers were inseperable from then on. Often seen in matching outfits and playing together, the pair captured the hearts of the nation – and continue to do so 34 years on.
And as they’ve grown and developed, so has their relationship. From schoolboys to teenagers and young adults, they may have chosen seperate careers, but their dedication to their family and country has always remained. While Prince William is now happily married to Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and has two children: Prince George and Princess Charlotte, plus a career as a pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance, Prince Harry joined the army, and now works as a staff officer and as President of the Invictus Games.
Click through to see their life in pictures…
This picture was taken in the gardens of Kensington Palace on Prince William’s second birthday. The blue dungarees and stripe t-shirt combo are strikingly similar to the outfits Prince George wore during his official tour to Australia and most notably on his first birthday.
Prince Harry at his cutest! Doesn’t he look adorable as he visit the airport as a child?
Princess Diana often dressed her adorable sons in matching outfits.
A family outing to drop Harry off at his first day at nursery.
Prince William waves to the cameras, fresh from dropping his brother Harry off at his first day at nursery in London.
Harry’s red dungarees in this picture are almost identical to the ones Prince George wore to watch his Daddy play polo in Gloucestershire.
Prince William looks adorable as he poses for the cameras with his mother.
We love the level of concentration on Harry’s face as he walks along making sure not to spill any strawberries from his plate.
This adorable picture was taken for a royal Christmas card in 1987.
The young Princes pose with their parents on holiday on the Cornish peninsula in 1989.
This picture was taken in 1989 as the young Princes left for school. Now, as a father, Prince William has recently revealed that he’s looking for a new school for his son Prince George in September, and rumour has it the young royal may also go to Wetherby Prep.
Proving that they loved to match as child, young Princes Harry and William look dapper in their blazers.
The Princes coordinated in corduroy trousers and V-neck sweaters for a trip to Canada in 1991.
Both boys looked dashing in matching chinos on the now famous steps of St Mary’s hospital in 1992.
Prince Harry got a glimpse into his future aged eight, as he served with distinction when he accompanied Princess Diana on a visit to the Light Dragoons in Germany. At the time, Princess Diana said harry was “Soldier mad at the moment.”
A sad day for the two brothers as they say goodbye to their mother.
Princes William and Harry joined their father, Prince Charles, in Klosters, Swizterland on a skiing holiday.
The two brothers are known for their love of polo, and can often be seen at tournaments.
The brothers cheered on England during an England v Ireland six nations rugby union match.
Harry shows his cheeky side as he leans across William to get a better view during the Queen’s Golden Jubilee flypast.
Prince Harry grinned at the Queen during his passing out ceremony as he left Sandhurst Royal Military Academy.
The Princes made a speech on stage during the Concert for Diana held in memory of their mother.
Harry was every inch the proud brother as William married Catherine in a fairytale ceremony in 2011.
The three young royals followed the Olympic torch as it passed through Buckingham palace ahead of the 2012 games.
Prince William and Prince Harry were joined by Catherine, who was pregnant with Prince George at the time, for the launch of the Warner Bros. Studio Harry Potter tour launch.
Prince William, Prince Harry and Catherine launch Heads Together: an initiative to tackle mental health that has pledged to find “practical ways of providing everyone who needs help with the right support and care.”