Royal fans can't get over how handsome young Prince Philip is in this vintage snap - and he's the spitting image of Prince William too

This old photograph of Prince Philip as a teenager has got royal fans comparing him to both Prince William and Prince Harry

Prince Philip handsome vintage snap
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An old photograph of Prince Philip shared to mark what would've been his 102nd birthday has got royal fans pointing out just how much his grandsons, Prince William and Prince Harry, look like him.

To mark what would've been Prince Philip's 102nd birthday, the Royal Collection Trust shared a rarely-seen vintage photograph of the late Duke of Edinburgh. 

Taken when he was just a teenager, Prince Philip, whose love story with the Queen began when they met back in 1939, can be seen perched on the roof of Gordonstoun School in Scotland, gazing away from the camera. 

Alongside the black and white photograph, a simple caption said, "Prince Philip was born on this day in 1921. He was educated in France, England, Germany and Scotland, spending five years at the newly founded Gordonstoun School on the Moray coast of Scotland.

"Prince Philip was photographed, aged about 17, sitting on the school roof wearing his school uniform," the snippet beside the photograph explained. 

Reacting to the upload, royal fans were quick to comment on just how dashing Philip was as a young man, with many comparing him to his grandsons, William and Harry. 

"Such a handsome young man, so missed," one wrote. 

"He was absolutely gorgeous as a young man," another added. 

Pointing out his grandsons' likeness to him, one more royal supporter penned, "Harry's profile?"

"I was just thinking the same. Definitely," another commenter agreed. 

"Can see William in this pic," a different comment said. 

Prince Philip handsome vintage snap

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Prince Harry and Prince William opened up on their bond with their beloved grandpa in the documentary Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, touching on the close relationship they shared with him and the qualities they loved the most. 

"What you see is what you got with my grandfather. That's what I love more than anything else, was the authentic-ness of him," Prince Harry said. 

"He was unapologetically him at all times, no matter where he was, no matter who he was speaking to, no matter what he was doing."

Caitlin Elliott
News Editor

Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.