Prince Andrew delights royal fans with a throwback snap of him stealing the spotlight as a cheeky four-year-old – while his parents and siblings cooed over his newborn brother Edward

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Duke of York shared the 1964 photograph with his 124, 000 Instagram followers
The festive photograph was released to celebrate the birth of Prince Edward
As the royals stare lovingly at the newborn, Prince Andrew flashes a cheeky grin

The Duke of York delighted fans by sharing a sweet photo of him aged four with his family.

Prince Andrew, 58, posted the black and white image, taken in 1964, on his official Instagram account last week.

The family photo shows a four year old Andrew smiling cheekily at the camera while his parents and older siblings Charles and Anne coo over his newborn baby brother Edward
The family photo shows a four year old Andrew smiling cheekily at the camera while his parents and older siblings Charles and Anne coo over his newborn baby brother Edward

The family photo shows a four-year-old Andrew smiling cheekily at the camera while his parents and older siblings, Charles, and Anne, coo over his newborn baby brother, Edward.

The vintage snap was originally released to celebrate the birth of Edward and royal fans quickly took to Instagram to thank the Duke of York for sharing such a beautiful photograph
The vintage snap was originally released to celebrate the birth of Edward and royal fans quickly took to Instagram to thank the Duke of York for sharing such a beautiful photograph
Many commented on how Prince Andrew stole the spotlight with his beaming smile pictured
Many commented on how Prince Andrew stole the spotlight with his beaming smile pictured

The sweet vintage snap was originally released to celebrate the birth of Prince Edward – and royal fans quickly took to Instagram to thank the Duke of York for sharing such a ‘beautiful photograph.’

Royal fans were delighted with the throwback snap and commented in their dozens on Instagram
Royal fans were delighted with the throwback snap and commented in their dozens on Instagram
Royal fans were delighted with the throwback snap and commented in their dozens on Instagram
Royal fans were delighted with the throwback snap and commented in their dozens on Instagram

But while the rest of the royal family stares lovingly at the newborn, its Prince Andrew’s cheeky grin at the camera that garners most attention.

‘It’s funny to see toddler Prince Andrew is the star, not baby Prince Edward. Very sweet Christmas memories from the royal family,’ commented one fan, while another said: ‘And a very adorable 4-year-old Duke of York I might add.’

Other followers noted how Prince Andrew looked strikingly like his daughter Princess Eugenie pictured on her wedding day in October
Other followers noted how Prince Andrew looked strikingly like his daughter Princess Eugenie pictured on her wedding day in October

‘So cute Duke of York!’ penned another.

Other users were quick to note the Duke of York’s likeness to his newly-wed daughter Princess Eugenie, 28.

The Duke of Yorks post was inundated with comments saying he bared a striking resemblance to his daughter Princess Eugenie
The Duke of Yorks post was inundated with comments saying he bared a striking resemblance to his daughter Princess Eugenie

One wrote: ‘The Duke of York seems like Princess Eugenie!’ while another added, ‘exactly like Eugenie.’

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