Prince Louis has reached the grand old age of two, and it seems every time we see him he looks different. In the most recent photos, released on Father's Day in celebration of that and his dad, Prince William's 38th birthday, the toddler can be seen playing around with his siblings, looking more and more like Prince George.
But his older brother isn't the only family member the young royal looks the spitting image of; in a previously-unseen childhood photograph of his mum Kate Middleton and her father, Michael Middleton, there's a strong resemblance between mother and son.
The throwback photo was posted on William and Kate's @KensingtonRoyal Instagram account on Sunday, Father's Day, alongside a sweet one of Prince Charles and Prince William leaning in for a hug. "Happy Father’s Day!" read the caption, and although we don't have a specific date for the old Middleton family photo, a young Kate looks to be around five years old.
Decked out in her best plaid shirt, wearing her hair in plaited pigtails and with a big grin on her face, Kate looks adorable. And she also looks very like her youngest son. See?
It's perhaps the dark eyes and eyebrows that make Kate and Louis appear so alike, and royal fans were quick to point out the similarity. "Is that Louis or his Mama?" wrote one person". Another, meanwhile, suggested that a young Kate looked like both her sons. "Prince George and Prince Louis totally look like the Duchess when she was younger!" the follower commented.
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But it seems Prince Louis doesn't just have a strong batch of the Middleton genes, as not long ago we spotted a close resemblance to his great uncle, Prince Edward. Back in March, the royal family posted a photo on Instagram to celebrate The Queen's youngest son, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, turning 56. Uploading a picture of him as a baby with his mother, the Queen, dating back to 1965, it was striking to see just how much he looked like Prince Louis as a baby.
It's the blonde hair, the chubby cheeks, the button nose, the little pout. Just... everything.
So who will Prince Louis grow up looking more like? Will he morph into his great uncle, the Earl of Wessex, or will he become a male version of his mum, Kate? Only time will tell...
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