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Let's Enjoy These Photos of Prince Harry Meeting This Goat—and Not Just Any Goat!

Prince Harry, Goat Chris Jackson/Getty Images

We're not sure who looks more regal here, Prince Harry or the goat!

The royal looked delighted to share a moment with Shenkin III, the official mascot of the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Welsh Guards, whom Harry greeted today before a 50th anniversary screening of the classic war film Zulu at the Odeon in London's Leicester Square.

Perusing the ranks, Harry stopped to pay particular attention to Shenkin—and why wouldn't he?! The Kashmir white goat, selected for active duty from Queen Elizabeth II's own herd after the passing of his predecessor in 2009, was adorably standing at attention, his head just coming up to Harry's waist.

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Prince Harry, Goat Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Harry greeted the Goat Major, the human soldier responsible for Shenkin, and then bent down to give the mascot a little pat—and perhaps a few words of commendation for a job well done.

The rerelease of Zulu, about the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and native warriors during the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879, will benefit Walking With the Wounded, the group Harry trekked the South Pole with which aids servicemen who suffered injuries while pulling military duty; Sentebale, of which Harry is a founding patron, which aids children in Lesotho; and The David Rattray Memorial Trust, which raises money for children's education and care in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

All three Royal Welsh batallions have goat mascots: Billy represents the 1st, Taffy is the mascot of the 2nd and, of course, Shenkin reps the 3rd.

During the Zulu war, what were then the Royal Welsh Fusilliers had a goat affectionately named Gwilym Jenkins.

So Prince Harry wasn't the only one with the epic family tree at tonight's screening!

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