22 Throwback Photos of Prince Harry We Can't Stop Staring At

22 Throwback Photos of Prince Harry We Can't Stop Staring At
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There's no mistaking it. In the past few years -- even before he met Meghan Markle -- Prince Harry has changed a lot. Since getting married and becoming a father to baby Archie, the Duke of Sussex has obviously come leaps and bounds, but his slow and steady transformation clearly started years ago -- which makes certain throwback photos of him downright shocking. He's a completely different person now!

And this is precisely why photos of young Prince Harry are all the more fascinating to see! Who was that dude?

As any royal fan knows, once upon a time, Prince Harry was a bad boy. An outlier in the British royal family. Was it uncommon to see him getting into a fight outside of a nightclub? Not really. Shocking when a photo of him clutching his royal jewels in Las Vegas surfaced? Not so much. All of that said, it's kind of hard to imagine Prince Harry in situations like that these days. Sure, he's still his own person, but he seems much more grounded and mature these days. Oh, and he also ditched the necklace and grew a beard. 

From shots of the duke worse for wear in the streets of London to fresh-faced photos of him doing what he loves most -- charity work -- here are 20 old school photos of Prince Harry that we simply cannot get enough of. 

Talk about a seriously surprising evolution. 

  • Vegas, Baby!

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    Ah, it was a moment in time. Prince Harry was partying it up in Las Vegas. No doubt his grandmother wasn't a fan of this trip.

  • Baby Face

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    Who is this tiny royal here? Prince Harry looks but a wee lad in this photo. Wonder if that will be Archie in a few years?

  • Young & Formal

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    He may have had a wild streak once upon a time, but that certainly never stopped Harry from attending important family functions. 

  • Stone Cold Fox

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    If one thing is for sure, it's the fact that Prince Harry has always looked good in a suit. Whoo, boy!

  • Rough Times

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    Back when Prince Harry was dating Chelsy Davey, it wasn't uncommon to see both of them leaving a club, looking worse for wear. 

  • Coming Through 

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    And not coincidentally, at the same time, Harry also got into many a scuffle with photographers waiting for him to come out. 

  • Casual Friday 

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    Is this Prince Harry or a college English professor?

    Could be either with that collegiate look. 

  • Not So Royal 

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    Sure, polo matches are a little less formal than some royal engagements, but spitting champagne? Not cool, Harry. 

  • Soccer Fans 

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    Check out Harry taking in a soccer game with his buddy in a matching track jacket.

    Twinsies.  

  • Trooping the Colour 

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    We're used to seeing Prince Harry on the Buckingham Palace balcony during Trooping the Colour, but man, he looks so young here!

  • Not Happy 

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    Not sure what was going on between Harry and Chelsy here, but it certainly doesn't look like it was fun. 

  • Dig In

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    Even when he was at his wildest, Prince Harry has always had a commitment to his philanthropic endeavors. 

  • What the?!

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    Talk about a serious throwback photo. Check out Prince Harry in his college dorm room. Guess even royals like tapestries when they're in college.

  • Spice Up Your Life 

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    Another amazing old school photo of Harry. Look at the duke meeting the Spice Girls in 1997. Who's he? Royal Spice?

  • Gang's All Here

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    What's better than a throwback of Prince Harry? A throwback of Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton!

  • Uniform Man 

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    We must say, Prince Harry looked quite commanding when he showed up for a photocall at RAF Shawbury when he and William were attending military helicopter training courses at the base.

  • Ocean's 14?

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    Is it just us or does Prince Harry look like he could be starring in a heist movie with George Clooney here?

  • Super Old School 

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    OK, we're just going to be honest here. We barely recognize this man! Who is he? Doesn't look like the Harry we know. 

  • Balloon Animals

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    He may be a prince, but obviously he's still intrigued by a crafty balloon animal. As one should be. 

  • College Dude

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    This man could either be a prince or a dude heading to a Dave Matthews Band concert. 

    Either/or, really. 

  • Get Lost

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    Harry clearly isn't always in the mood to have his photo taken. And we've gotta say: We can't blame him. 

  • Professional ... ish 

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    A little more professional here. A little more put-together. But still no beard. And most importantly, still no Meghan Markle. 

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