Prince Andrew Gets a Head Start on Princess Beatrice's Birthday with a Super Sweet #TBT Photo

Prince Andrew Posts Throwback Photo of Princess Beatrice
From left: Sara Ferguson, Duchess of York; Princess Beatrice and Prince Andrew
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08/06/2015 AT 05:55 PM EDT

With her 27th birthday right around the corner, Princess Beatrice got a special shout-out from dad Prince Andrew on Facebook when he shared an adorable throwback photo from one of her first official portraits.

"#ThrowbackThursday Two week old Princess Beatrice in 1988," the Duke of York's Facebook page captioned the photo "HRH will celebrate her 27th Birthday on 8th August."

The picture shows Andrew, 55, and his then-wife, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, cradling their eldest daughter who is dressed in a smocked ensemble.

Despite the fact that Andrew and and Fergie split in 1996, the pair have remained incredibly close as they continued to raise their children, Beatrice and her sister, Eugenie, together. Fergie, 55, even continued to live with Andrew and their children at Royal Lodge in Windsor, although PEOPLE confirmed earlier this week that she had officially traded the royal residence for a new home in Verbier, Switzerland.



"She's been creating a more independent life for herself, and so this move is a reflection of that," the duchess's spokesman said.

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As for Beatrice, there is no official word on her birthday plans, or where she'll be when she celebrates the big day, but maybe she will take a cue from little sister, Eugenie, who rang in her 25th in June with a cartoon-themed bash at Royal Lodge.

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