Prince Harry and Prince William: 5 Photographs of Their Silliest Moments

There may be tension between brothers Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex right now but despite their current situation they’ve had plenty of fun times together. 

While Harry adjusts to life in Los Angeles, Calif., with his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, following the couple’s decision to step down as senior members of the British royal family, we’re reminiscing on some silly moments Harry and William have shared in the past.

Prince Harry said he and Prince William were ‘on different paths’

Two years apart in the age, William and Harry have always had a close relationship. In 1997, following the death of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales when they were just 15 and 12 years old respectively, the brothers developed an even stronger bond. As they’ve grown up and started families of their own, William and Harry have experienced ups and downs in their relationship with each other.

During the Oct. 2019 documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Harry admitted things haven’t always been great between him and William. He also added they don’t talk as much as they once did. “Inevitably stuff happens. But we’re brothers, we’ll always be brothers. We’re certainly on different paths at the moment,” he said. 

Hopefully William and Harry will repair their relationship sooner rather than later but in the meantime, here’s a collection of their silliest photographs.

They goofed around with lightsabers

They played with lightsabers while visiting the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in April 2016. William and Harry also were filmed a cameo as stormtroopers in the film but it got cut. At least we’ll always have this moment of them being silly with lightsabers. 

Prince Harry and Prince William visit the 'Star Wars' film set on April 19, 2016
Prince Harry and Prince William visit the ‘Star Wars’ film set on April 19, 2016 | Adrian Dennis-WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Prince William cast spells on each other

Another one of their silliest moments also came during an event related to an iconic movie franchise; Harry Potter. In April 2013, Harry, William, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visited the Warner Bros. Studios in London, England, for its inauguration. They can be seen standing on the Diagon Alley featured in the Harry Potter films. All three are holding wands with Harry raising his to cast a spell on his brother. 

Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and Prince William attend the inauguration of Warner Bros. Studios in London, England, on April 26, 2013
Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and Prince William attend the inauguration of Warner Bros. Studios in London, England, on April 26, 2013 | Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images

They had very different reactions to holding a snake

In June 2010, Harry and William got up close and personal with an African rock python during a visit to an educational center in Botswana during a joint tour of Africa. Judging by their faces, Harry had a much more enjoyable experience with the snake than William. 

Prince Harry and Prince William holding a snake during a visit to Botswana in 2010
Prince Harry and Prince William holding a snake during a visit to Botswana in 2010 | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Prince William and Prince Harry laughed with their dad at the Invictus Games

While attending the first Invictus Games in 2014, Harry and William had a silly moment with their father, Charles, Prince of Wales. We’re not sure what they were laughing about on William’s phone. Maybe a humorous snapshot of Prince George of Cambridge, William and Catherine’s oldest son, whom they welcomed in July 2013.

Prince William, Prince Charles, and Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in 2014
Prince William, Prince Charles, and Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in 2014 | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Harry, who founded the Invictus Games, later attended the same event in 2017 holding hands with his future wife.

They played with Princess Diana on the beach as kids

While on a family vacation at the beach, young Harry and William covered their mother in sand. Not pictured are Diana’s sisters and mother who were also on the trip. 

Princess Diana gets buried in sand by her sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, while on vacation
Princess Diana gets buried in sand by her sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, while on vacation | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

Here’s hoping we see more silly moments from William and Harry in 2020!