We may only have seen Prince Louis, the second-youngest member of the royal family, a handful of times since his birth in April 2018, but we've caught enough glimpses to know what he looks like. And while comparisons have previously been drawn to his brother Prince George, as well as his dad Prince William when he was a baby, today I feel like we've found the young Prince's royal double.
Earlier this morning, the royal family posted a photo on Instagram to celebrate Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex's birthday. The Queen's youngest son turns 56 today, and to mark the occasion the royal family uploaded a picture of him as a baby with his mother. The photograph was taken at Frogmore House in Windsor in 1965.
"Happy birthday to The Earl of Wessex, who celebrates his 56th birthday today," the caption reads. And apart from noticing how young and glam Queen Elizabeth looks in the image, what's strikingly obvious is the resemblance a young Prince Edward had to his great-nephew, 23-month-old Prince Louis.
It's the blonde hair, the chubby cheeks, the button nose, the little pout. It's the EVERYTHING. See?
So by that logic, we can possibly work out what Prince Louis is going to look like when he reaches the grand old age of 56. Will he be the double of the Earl of Wessex then, too?
Ladies and gentlemen, drum roll please... Prince Louis in the year 2074 (god that makes me feel old):
You might feel like you've seen a bit more of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Sophie and Edward, in recent months - and you'd be right. The couple seem to have sprung more to the forefront of royal activity since it was announced Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were stepping down from their duties as senior working royals.
Speaking last month to The Sun, a source said that Harry and Meghan's decision had left the palace short on royal family members who could appear at functions and events on behalf of the Queen, and that the Wessexes could be a suitable alternative.
Speaking of Prince Edward's wife Sophie, the insider said: "She’s very popular with other senior royals like Charles and Camilla, and has proved to be extremely good at public engagements."
The couple have two children, twelve-year-old James, Viscount Severn, and Lady Louise Windsor, who's 16.
And who knows, if the Earl and Countess of Wessex do step up to fill the gap left by the Sussexes, in years to come we might be getting Prince Louis and his great uncle Edward confused at official events! Maybe...
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