Prince William's striking similarity to daughter Charlotte highlighted in vintage Royal snapshots

Prince William in his younger days at King Charles' home in Gloucestershire
-Credit: (Image: Press Association)


The concept of "family resemblance" certainly holds true, even within the Royal Family.

Just like many of us share features with our relatives, the Royals are no exception, and fans are convinced that a younger member of the family is the spitting image of Prince William in his youth.

Royal enthusiasts have been delighting in vintage photographs of their favourite royals from bygone days, shared on Reddit, reports OK!.

The collection of throwback images includes snapshots of Queen Elizabeth with her sister Princess Margaret, Princess Anne, Princess Diana, King Charles, the Prince and Princess of Wales, as well as Prince Harry and Meghan.

According to Princess Diana's hairdresser Richard Dalton, William loved having haircuts as he was always allowed to watch extra TV during the trims
Princess Diana and Prince William -Credit:Getty

One user commented: "William looks a lot like Philip. I've always seen his mum in him but that picture of Philip is William all over."

Another reminisced: "I remember when that photo of William came out. He was so cute as a teenager."

Some observers argue he bears an uncanny resemblance to his mother, with one noting: "Prince William looking just like Diana at 15."

But it's not just the likeness to Philip and Diana that has caught people's attention; many also see a striking resemblance between father and daughter, with several pointing out how much Prince William resembles Princess Charlotte and it's hard to disagree.

A commenter remarked: "Prince William looks so much like Diana but I somehow see so much of Charlotte too in the photo."

One fan commented: "Charlotte is her dad in girl form."

Undated handout photo issued by Kensington Palace of Princess Charlotte,  taken by the Princess of Wales to mark her ninth birthday. Issue date: Thursday May 2, 2024.
Princess Charlotte shares a striking resemblance to her father, Prince William as her mum, Kate, snapped her beaming outside on her ninth birthday today -Credit:The Prince and Princess of Wales/Kensington Palace/PA Wire

Another added: "Charlotte looks so much like William."

It's not just the uncanny resemblance between Princess Charlotte and her father that has Royal watchers talking there are numerous other lookalikes within the Royal Family.

Prince William and Kate, have three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis who have been compared to various family members including the late Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and the Middletons.

Princess Beatrice, too, has drawn comparisons with Queen Victoria, thanks to their distinctive eyes and similar lips.

And then there's Prince Harry, whose likeness to his father, King Charles, is often noted in photographs a comparison that might be somewhat unwelcome given the current tension between the two.

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