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William And Harry, A Look Back

There are few families that are more famous than the British Royal Family. Although their fame makes sense in their native United Kingdom, they've also captured the hearts of people around the world. Interest in the members of the British monarchy reached a true fever pitch when the late Princess Diana first appeared on the scene. The stylish royal enthralled people everywhere, as evidenced by the estimated 750 million people who watched her "fairy tale" wedding to Prince Charles in 1981. 

After Princess Di's untimely death, people continued to watch her sons as they navigated life. As such, there has always been a considerable amount of public interest in Prince William and Prince Harry. Take a look back at the princes' lives ... as well as a surprising look into the future!

This is how the princes looked just two years ago. It's a common sight these days to see the brothers in full regalia, making appearances at public ceremonies.

Chris Jackson

But years ago, when they first entered the public eye, they looked like this! The young princes captured the hearts of millions from birth.

Tim Graham

As they grew up, they began to show off parts of their personalities that would define their later lives. Here, four-year-old William is saluting in his military garb, foreshadowing his later military service.

Tim Graham

And just like their mother, their style was always on point. They were fashion-forward basically from birth.

Tim Graham

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Princess Diana was a true style icon, with people constantly looking forward to seeing what she would wear next. And, as any mother would, she wanted her boys to look as dashing as possible.

Johnny Eggitt

Unfortunately, their time with their mother was much too short-lived. This image of the young princes walking somberly in all black at the funeral is one that many people will distinctly remember.

Tim Graham

After their mother's death, their father and other family did their best to give William and Harry as normal an upbringing as possible, generally out of the public eye. They were still photographed at important events, though, such as their father's wedding.

As time went on, people continued to watch the princes with interest, especially as things seemed to be serious between Prince William and Kate Middleton. Eventually, the two got married, with one million people lining the route of the wedding party between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, and millions more watching the televised coverage.

Peter Macdiarmid

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