Throwback photo shows classmates Eddie Redmayne and Prince William

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Throwback Photo Shows Classmates Eddie Redmayne And Prince William

For Oscar-nominated actor Eddie Redmayne, brushing shoulders with Hollywood's most elite probably doesn't compare with tackling a member of the British royal family.
As E! Online reports, a recently resurfaced photograph from over ten years ago shows a young Edward Redmayne standing only a few feet away from a young Prince William. Apparently they both played on the same rugby team at Eton College.

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Throwback photo shows classmates Eddie Redmayne and Prince William
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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Eddie Redmayne with the Leading Actor Award for 'The Theory Of Everything' in the winners room at the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Eddie Redmayne with the Leading Actor Award for 'The Theory Of Everything' in the winners room at the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Eddie Redmayne attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge looks on as a protestor shouts as he leaves the Christmas Day Service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2014 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leave after attending with other members of the royal family the traditional Christmas Day Church Service at Sandringham in eastern England, on December 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO /PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
ALREWAS, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge makes a speech as he attends the dedication ceremony for the Football Remembers Memorial to commemorate the 1914 Christmas Truce during the First World War, at the National Memorial Arboretum on December 12, 2014 in Alrewas, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge attends an official visit to formally open the Holford Drive Community Sports HUB on December 12, 2014 in Perry Bar, Birmingham, England. (Photo by Richard Stonehouse - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge smiles during an official visit to formally open the Holford Drive Community Sports HUB on December 12, 2014 in Perry Bar, Birmingham, England. (Photo by Richard Stonehouse - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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The 32-year-old Redmayne told Glamour Magazine last month, "He's a wonderful man. I always felt slightly sorry for him because everyone wanted to tackle the future king of England. He took all the hits."

It's hard to imagine a better throwback photo. How often do you find royalty and future-Hollywood royalty in the same image.

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