Eddie and Wills went to Eton together

It’s like a scene from a film – only much much better. Here’s an old snap of Eddie Redmayne when he was at school with Prince William at the age of 18! Can you spot them?

In the left hand corner is our Eddie in a pink and black waistcoat and doesn’t he look SO cute? The cheeky grin is impossible to miss.

And Prince William is top right in a red waistcoat looking much the same as he does now, only with more hair (sorry Wills).

They were both part of the year 2000 Eton Society which helped out with parents’ evenings and school tours, and upheld an old tradition of wearing their own individually designed waistcoats.

The actor, who scooped a Golden Globe on Sunday for playing physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything has talked about playing rugby with the Prince at school, describing him as a ‘wonderful man’ who he reportedly felt sorry for, because everyone wanted to tackle him!

And the 33-year-old has admitted Wills could be intimidating. Eddie said: ‘I’m pretty sure Will was more intimidating than I was. I don’t think I ever intimidated anyone in my life.’

‘He’s a very good rugby player,’ Eddie added, ‘I haven’t see him since I left school but he was a lovely man.’

Time to get hooked up again on Friends Reunited guys!

After this snap Prince William went on to study geography at St Andrews and Eddie went to Cambridge to read History of Art – the same course as the Duchess of Cambridge of course, so they would have a lot to chat about if they ever did have a school reunion.

Eddie’s been hotly tipped for Oscar glory when the nominations are announced later this week after he landed the Golden Globe and a SAG Award nomination.

It’s a celebratory time for the actor who married Hannah Bagshawe less than a month ago and cut his honeymoon short to be at the Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday.

‘We had to cut short our honeymoon to come to Los Angeles I promised the sunshine,’ he said. ‘Thanks for giving us a night at the end of our honeymoon we will remember.’

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Sofia Zagzoule