Royal enthusiasts have gone wild over Princess Charlotte’s striking resemblance to her great-grandmother, the Queen.
To mark the occasion, Kensington Palace has released a photo of the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who is turning six today.
Princess Charlotte looks happy and relaxed in a floral summer dress, with her long hair loose and tousled in the photo taken by her mother Kate in Norfolk this weekend.
Delighted royal fans rushed to point out the family resemblances, noting how similar Princess Charlotte often looks at her great-grandmother, the Queen.
Royal enthusiasts have gone wild over Princess Charlotte’s striking resemblance (photo left, six years old) to her great-grandmother, the Queen (photo right, six years old)
Delighted royal fans rushed to point out the family resemblances in the new portrait of Princess Charlotte, noting how similar the young royal (photo left, in a photo released on the occasion of her first birthday) often resembles her great-grandmother, the queen (photo right, when eight months old)
One person wrote on Twitter: ‘I’ve always said I see so much of Her Majesty the Queen in little Princess Charlotte. She has the eyes of the queen! ‘
Another wrote: ‘She really is a Windsor! What a beautiful girl! ‘, While a third added,’ I’ve always thought that Princess Charlotte was a mix of the Queen and Prince William. ‘
The new photo shows the smiling princess pictured outside wearing a dark blue short sleeve dress £ 59 and a pink floral design from British children’s clothing brand Rachel Riley.
Royal fans compared the portrait to one of the Queen and then Princess Elizabeth, when she was six, and Princess Charlotte’s uncanny resemblance to her great-grandmother.
In a portrait released of the Queen when she was the same age as her great-granddaughter, Her Majesty was seen with the same charming smile.
Princess Charlotte, two years old, pictured left, while pictured right, her great-grandmother is the Queen at the same age in 1928
A handout photo, shown on the left, released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge showing Princess Charlotte, three years old, with her brother Prince Louis in a photo taken by her mother at Kensington Palace in London. To the right of the photo: the queen of three or four years old
The young Princess Elizabeth in the photo was wearing a stylish headband and a ruffled ballet dress.
But it’s not just this year’s portrait that shows similar features, with photos of Princess Charlotte and the Queen repeatedly showing their likeness at the same age.
For example, when she was four, a photo of Princess Charlotte showed the young royal woman holding a flower as she ran through a field, similar to a photo of her great-grandmother at that age.
A young Princess Elizabeth was photographed playing in a flower field on June 3, 1930, when she was also four.
When she was four, a photo of Princess Charlotte (seen left) showed the young royal woman holding a flower as she ran through a field, similar to a photo of her great-grandmother at that age (seen right)
Princess Charlotte, five years old, in the photo on the left. On the right: the then Princess Elizabeth in 1931 at the age of five with her younger sister, Princess Margaret
While Princess Charlotte’s parents have always been strict about their children’s privacy, for example by limiting the number of photo calls they participate in each year, they have been more relaxed lately.
During the lockdown, they shared their experiences with homeschooling, with Prince William admitting it was “ a bit of a nightmare ” and joking that he was struggling with year 2 math.
Along with her brothers, Princess Charlotte was depicted clapping for caretakers during the initial lockdown, delivering packets of homemade pasta to isolated retirees on the Sandringham Estate.
The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, pictured around the age of six. While Princess Charlotte’s parents have always been strict about their children’s privacy, for example by limiting the number of photo calls they participate in each year, they have been more relaxed lately.
Princess Elizabeth (who becomes Queen Elizabeth II) with her mother and father in the late 1930s (left) and with her sister Princess Margaret as children on the ‘grounds’ of the model house – Y Bwthyn Bach – presented to them on Elizabeth’s sixth birthday by the people of Wales in 1933
Response: Royal enthusiasts took to Twitter today to say how much Princess Charlotte looks like her great-grandmother the Queen
In a video with David Attenborough, Princess Charlotte was heard declaring, “I like spiders. Do you also like spiders? ‘
The new photo follows the release of a video of Princess Charlotte with her brothers, Prince George, seven, and Prince Louis, three, and their parents on the occasion of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 10th wedding anniversary last week.
It showed the family enjoying time outdoors at their Norfolk residence Anmer Hall and on sand dunes at a nearby beach.
The video featured Princess Charlotte playing a marshmallow and toast to a campfire.