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Old 09-11-2021, 10:39 AM
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It's strange, though, it's difficult to see where Queen Mary's distinctive face that seems so pervasive in the current British Royal Family originates. Her father seems to have similarly elegant features to Queen Mary in her youth (same nose and arrangement of facial features) and her mother seems to have had similar, small eyes when she was younger, although these became larger and more Hanoverian as she got older. I've found it becomes impossible to trace even the most distinctive facial features back through the generations. You either meet dead ends (Prince Philip's nose seems to be only able to be traced back to August von Senarclens de Grancy, for instance, and the Oldenburg baldness gene that has infiltrated the British Royal Family among many others in Europe is untraceable past a certain point - Christian IX - because of wigs and flattering portraits) or the genes become completely dispersed: you'd think something as simple as a nose would be traceable, but going back further and further you find one parents has the same nose tip and the other has the same nose bridge - and then one has the same sort of eyelids and the other as the same brow and the other has the same eyes and before long you've lost track of what you were doing.
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Old 11-10-2021, 08:24 PM
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I always thought that Harry is a spitting image of HM.
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Old 11-10-2021, 09:12 PM
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Really? I’ve never been able to see that. To me Harry is a combination of Prince Philip, especially when Philip wore a beard, Johnnie Earl Spencer, his maternal grandfather, when Johnny was young, and various other features like Queen Mary’s rather close together eyes. The top of the bridge of Harry’s nose and that of Charles are identical but other than that IMO Harry has few Windsor physical characteristics, apart perhaps from the male pattern balding before 40.
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Old 11-10-2021, 09:51 PM
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Harry's cheek and eyes are from Charles, which are also from the Queen. You can see the resemblance especially when Harry is smiling.
https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/19296...s-new-york.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...cropped%29.jpg
I know what you are talking about, I can clearly see Harry's T zone and Philip's identical.
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Old 11-10-2021, 09:58 PM
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I can see the queen's cheeks and eyes in Harry. I can see the resemblance especially when Harry is smiling and I know what you are talking about, I can clearly see Harry's T zone identical to Philip's
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Old 11-10-2021, 10:05 PM
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Did the Queen inherit her eyes space from Queen Mary?

Iíll have to check again but Georgeís VIís eyes have never appeared, to me anyway, to be that close together. Didnít the QM have chubby cheeks? HM probably inherited those!
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Old 11-10-2021, 10:12 PM
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Kicking this over from the other Family Resemblances thread:
https://antique-royals.tumblr.com/po...to-r-andrew-of
https://www.art.com/products/p526339...-1882-1944.htm

Harry takes after his great-grandfather Prince Andrea. A lot. Right down to the lifelong nickname.
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Old 11-11-2021, 11:12 AM
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Kicking this over from the other Family Resemblances thread:
https://antique-royals.tumblr.com/po...to-r-andrew-of
https://www.art.com/products/p526339...-1882-1944.htm

Harry takes after his great-grandfather Prince Andrea. A lot. Right down to the lifelong nickname.
Personally, I think the distinctive smile of Prince Philip as it translates into Prince Harry's smile, resembles more his mother's than his father's. See Prince Philip's smile here:

And Princess Alice's smile here:

It doesn't match exactly, though, frustratingly.
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Old 11-16-2021, 08:12 AM
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There certainly is a resemblance to Prince Harry and his great grandfather as very young boys.

It's a very clear family photo. I can also see a likeness between Queen Alexandra in that photograph and the present day Prince Andrew.
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Old 11-16-2021, 01:36 PM
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I think I have found the family ears
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Old 11-16-2021, 01:57 PM
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Yes, the ears are strong with this one...
https://twitter.com/vbspurs/status/1299773744408387588
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsfujita/2154422092

Incidentally, his wife the truly beautiful Alice met him when she was 17 and she said "he was like a Greek god", which is much the same thing that everybody said about Philip later... and it's obligatory to mention Alice was deaf, not blind. :) I know Andrea was supposed to be quite funny and charming and Alice fell very hard for him, but I just can't think she was referring to his looks. :/
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