The Prince of Wales has arrived in India for the Commonwealth Games and was immediately greeted with an image from his past that left him a little surprised.
Charles was shown a picture of himself from 30 years ago as he met staff and students from a prestigious institution that is leading the country's technology and engineering research.
He peered at four photographs that showed him with dark hair, slightly trimmer figure and a less lined face and was told they were taken when he visited the educational establishment in 1980.
He told the gathered students and staff from the Indian Institutes of Technology - a group of 15 engineering and technology bodies - that is celebrating its golden anniversary he was amazed at their achievements over the years.
Speaking at a reception held at the British High Commission in Delhi the prince said: "It is remarkable it's been going 50 years, it will be interesting to see where you all end up - you all make a huge contribution."
Joking about the black and white pictures, which showed him giving a speech in 1980 and shaking hands with students, he said: "If you see a photo of yourself after 30 years - it's rather worrying."
Charles is in India to represent the Queen at Sunday's opening of the Commonwealth Games, which has been plagued a catalogue of problems.
The Delhi games have been hit by a number of problems - from concerns over living conditions in the athletes' village to a pedestrian bridge collapsing near the main stadium and part of the ceiling of the weightlifting auditorium falling down.
Clarence House has played down reports of a row over who will preside over the opening ceremony, saying the prince and India's president Pratibha Patil will both play an important part.
A spokeswoman said: "Both the Prince of Wales and the president of India will have a prominent role in the opening ceremony in Delhi."