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Charles and Alfred

The November 14 1957 edition of the Toronto Daily Star included this portrait of Prince Charles on his ninth birthday:

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When this photograph first appeared, several readers of Mad magazine noticed that the Prince’s features resembled those of Alfred E. Neuman, the Mad mascot. When this resemblance was mentioned in Mad’s letters to the editor, apparently the Prince himself wrote in to dispute this: “Dear Sirs No it isn’t a bit – not the least little bit like me. So jolly well stow it! See!”

Actually, I think this picture does look a bit like Alfred E. Neuman, but not that much. But you decide!

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