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Prince Charles & Queen Elizabeth Legit Looks Like Twins in This Throwback Portrait

There’s no denying that good genes run in the British royal family. However, there are times when we come across an old photograph that makes us do a double-take. Exhibit A? This throwback image of Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth from 52 years ago.

ICYMI: We recently did a deep dive to find the family’s most Instagram-worthy portraits. And while we found a whopping 35 snaps, including everyone from Queen Victoria to Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, there was one pic that really caught our attention. The photo features the 95-year-old monarch posing with her eldest son, who is sporting a matching smile.

According to the caption, the image was taken at Windsor Castle in June 1969. This means that Her Majesty was 43 years old, while her oldest son was 21. For the occasion, the queen sported a beige cardigan and a green plaid suit jacket. She accompanied the sophisticated look with a three-string pearl necklace and a pair of matching pearl studs. Naturally, she accessorized the ensemble with a brooch and her famous hairstyle. 

The Prince of Wales stood alongside his mother in a blue button-up shirt with a brown jacket and green (or possibly black) tie. And while we’re loving the ’60s fashion moment, we couldn’t help but notice the similarities between the mother-son duo

For one thing, the prince clearly acquired his great head of hair from his mom. In addition, the pair also have identical smiles, along with similar eyes and noses.

If only we could get more glimpses into the royal family photo album. 

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