17 Adorable Photos of Prince Harry's Youth

Before he was the world's most eligible royal, he was one seriously cute kid – and an endearing teen!

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SURPRISED HARRY

SURPRISED HARRY
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He may be new to posing for the camera, but at just over a year old, Harry is clearly a natural.

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WIND-BLOWN HA(I)RRY

WIND-BLOWN HA(I)RRY
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What's a little wind in your hair when you're hanging with Mom (especially when Mom is Princess Diana?)

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FORESHADOWING HARRY

FORESHADOWING HARRY
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Almost-2-year-old Harry looks right at home in a miniature army uniform – just as he did nearly two decades later.

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RED-AND-WHITE OVERALLS HARRY

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It's a family edition of "Who Wore It Best?" – Prince Harry, or almost thirty years later, his nephew Prince George.

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ITTY BITTY HARRY

ITTY BITTY HARRY
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Shetland ponies are pretty little when it comes to equines – but not quite as little as a young Prince Harry!

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PUPPY LOVE HARRY

PUPPY LOVE HARRY
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Two-year-old Harry holding a puppy? No, it doesn't get much cuter than this.

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TONGUE-OUT HARRY

TONGUE-OUT HARRY
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Trooping the Colour: A formal occasion to mark the Queen's official birthday. Or, for a young Prince Harry, the perfect opportunity to stick his tongue out at all of London.

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PENSIVE HARRY

PENSIVE HARRY
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Two years later, and Harry's picked up a serious streak on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

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TAKING-A-TUMBLE HARRY

TAKING-A-TUMBLE HARRY
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He may be a regular on the slopes now, but even Harry had to learn how to ski at the start (with a few bumps along the way).

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DOING-HIS-DUTY HARRY

DOING-HIS-DUTY HARRY
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In 1991, Harry's almost all grown up and riding solo in the Trooping the Colour procession.

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BORED HARRY

BORED HARRY
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The life of a prince isn't always easy – especially when you just want to kick off your shoes and relax.

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FORESHADOWING HARRY

FORESHADOWING HARRY
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In 1997, he watched his dad, Prince Charles, play polo – today, he's a polo star himself!

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DAPPER HARRY

DAPPER HARRY
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How he's grown! Harry looked extra spiffy for his first day of classes at Eton.

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BROTHER HARRY

BROTHER HARRY
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He was all smiles with big brother Prince William at home at Highgrove in 1999.

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BRACE-FACE HARRY

BRACE-FACE HARRY
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Because even princes have (kind of) awkward phases.

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ALMOST GROWN-UP HARRY

ALMOST GROWN-UP HARRY
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Just a month away from his 16th birthday, Harry in 2000 was looking more adult than ever.

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GIGGLING HARRY

GIGGLING HARRY
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There's the fun-having prince we know and love.

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