Remember when a teenage Prince William tried to help build a house?

"So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me, everyday." - Prince William. Wait, sorry -- no. That wasn't him. Was it?

These throwback photos of a teenage Prince William building a house have us confusing the royal with Ryan Gosling's character in "The Notebook" -- and we're not complaining. First, as a reminder, here's Gosling as Noah Calhoun after slaving away and successfully restoring an old home:

Now take a look at an 18-year-old Prince William making serious use of industrial paintbrushes, a giant hatchet and a very intimidating power saw. Please note the very Noah-esque casual button-down.

Also, we're not totally sure, but it looks like he's not brandishing that hatchet quite right. Was someone monitoring this for safety?

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These photos were taken in 2000, well before Prince William met his future wife, Kate Middleton, at university. It would be two years before he famously checked her out during a St. Andrews fashion show, when she wore a skimpy slip that showed off her tiny figure. And the rest is history!

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Prince William, Kate Middleton, George & Charlotte in Berlin
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Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and his son Prince George arrive at the airport in Berlin on July 19, 2017. The British royal couple is on a three-day visit in Germany. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kay Nietfeld (Photo credit should read KAY NIETFELD/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at the airport in Berlin on July 19, 2017. The British royal couple is on a three-day-visit in Germany. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / STEFFI LOOS (Photo credit should read STEFFI LOOS/AFP/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive at the Brandenburg Gate during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by DMC/GC Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at the Tegel irport in Berlin on July 19, 2017. The British royal couple is on a three-day visit in Germany. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kay Nietfeld (Photo credit should read KAY NIETFELD/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William (R), Duke of Cambridge, his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at the Tegel airport in Berlin on July 19, 2017. The British royal couple is on a three-day visit in Germany. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Bernd Von Jutrczenka / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read BERND VON JUTRCZENKA/AFP/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at Berlin Tegel Airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Berlin's Tegel Airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at Berlin airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by DMC/GC Images)
Prince George arriving at Berlin Airport in Germany.
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince George arriving at Berlin Airport in Germany.
Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge greets people, at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Gregor Fischer/POOL
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge visit Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt
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