Today's Prince Edward's 56th birthday and Queen Elizabeth has shared an adorable picture of his son to mark the occasion! The sweet image where the young Prince can be seen alongside his mother, was taken in 1972 during the Trooping of the Colour!

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"Happy birthday to the Earl of Wessex," is how the Queen captioned the image of her youngest son. Royal fans were surprised to see the endearing throwback, and some even noticed he looked similar to Prince George!

See the never-before-seen photo here:

Happy Birthday Prince Edward!

Prince Edward visited a local community centre in Mersea Island, United Kingdom, where he celebrated his 56th birthday and received adorable handmade cards! Later on he visited Tiptree Jam Factory with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, where he cut a birthday cake!

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