Prince Andrew and Prince Edward were very handsome as kids. Even though they didn’t look identical, the royal siblings had their own charm.

In an unearthed snap, a young Duke of York and Earl of Wessex are playing outside Buckingham Palace. By the looks of it, they are 6 years old and 2 years old in the picture.

The young royal siblings are playing with the autumn leaves on the grounds of the palace. They are not looking directly at the camera, but their smiles look genuine.

Prince Andrew is wearing a knitted sweater, and he looks very handsome in the snap. He is sitting behind his younger brother, and the sleeves of his sweater are covered in leaves.

Prince Edward, on the other hand, is buried underneath the leaves and only his face can be seen in the photograph. The Duke of York seemingly buried Prince Edward underneath the leaves while they were playing with each other. And Prince Edward didn’t seem to mind because he also has a smile on his face.

The royal siblings grew up to be very close to each other because their ages are not very far apart. Prince Andrew was born on Feb. 19, 1960, while Prince Edward was born on March 10, 1964.

Their older siblings, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, were already teenagers when they were born. As such, they rarely hung out or played with their younger siblings especially in public.

And as the royals got older, it became evident that Prince Charles and Prince Andrew were always in competition with each other. The Duke of York was reportedly jealous of Prince Charles’ position in the British monarchy.

Royal historian Robert Lacey also said that Prince Andrew is upset with Prince Charles’ decision to trim down the monarchy. After all, this means that the Duke of York’s daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, will not be given funding by Queen Elizabeth II.

Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward
Prince Andrew was reportedly very different from his two royal brothers Prince Charles and Prince Edward because he has no soul. Pictured: Prince Edward, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Prince William arrive for the Order of the Garter Service at St George's Chapel, in Windsor southern England on June 16, 2008. Getty Images/Luke Macgregor