Photo of King Charles III as a baby is the 'spitting image' of Prince Harry

A new photo of King Charles III as a two-year-old at the Trooping the Colour in 1951 has drawn widespread comparisons to Prince Harry

Photo of baby King Charles is 'spitting image' of Prince Harry
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A photo of a baby King Charles III has royal fans seeing double, with some claiming that the young monarch shares an uncanny resemblance to Prince Harry. 

An adorable photo of King Charles III as a baby has delighted royal fans, some of whom are convinced that the young monarch holds an uncanny resemblance to his future son, Prince Harry. 

To mark His Majesty's first Trooping the Colour on Saturday, the Royal Collection Trust's official Instagram released a rare image of the 74-year-old attending the same event as a young child in 1951. 

In the black-and-white photo, a two-year-old Charles is shown sitting between his grandmother, the Queen Mother, and his aunt, Princess Margaret, in a horse-drawn carriage returning to Buckingham Palace following the historic birthday parade. The cherubic heir, who is tucked under a tartan blanket, is wearing a high-necked buttoned jacket and sporting a head of blonde hair. 

Fans have been quick to draw a comparison between the mini Charles and his second son, Prince Harry. While the Duke of Sussex has historically been considered to take after his late mother, Princess Diana, this latest photo reveals he also shares some physical traits with his father. 

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Prince Harry as a baby next to King Charles III as a baby 

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"Spitting image of Harry," one person wrote, prompting another to reply, "I thought the same!" 

Others noticed similarities between King Charles III and his eldest grandson, Prince George. 

Prince George is taking after his family as he soars in height

Prince George

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"I just realized how much his majesty look like prince Georges [sic] when he was young," one royal fan remarked. 

The caption of the Royal Collection Trust's post reads as follows: 

"He [the King] is no stranger to the Sovereign’s Birthday Parade, though, having attended from an early age.

"In this 1951 photo, His Majesty - then a two-year-old Prince Charles – is seen with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and aunt, Princess Margaret, returning to Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour. His mother, then Princess Elizabeth, had taken the salute on behalf of King George VI who was unwell." 

Emma Dooney
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