Prince Charles Looks So Much Like Young Prince William in Throwback Pic

Birthday tributes have been pouring in all day for Queen Elizabeth. The latest one comes from Clarence House, which is home to Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. The royal couple posted multiple photos, one of which shows a young Charles accompanying the queen—and his resemblance to Prince William is uncanny.

The second picture in the slideshow featured a black-and-white photograph of Her Majesty walking beside her son. Charles looked quite dapper in his ensemble, sporting a white-collared shirt with a black tie. The Prince of Wales rocked a simple haircut at the time, with the short-cut bangs sweeping across his forehead.

The photo caption read, “Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a particularly special 96th birthday today, as we celebrate her Platinum Jubilee year,” with a confetti and red balloon emoji.

Many royal fans were quick to point out the similarities between Charles and William. The photo below features a young William (from the year 1990) attending a christening for his cousin, Princess Eugenie, with his late mother Princess Diana. The Duke of Cambridge is shown rocking the same haircut as his father, making the resemblance even more uncanny.

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Even William’s son, Prince George, is starting to resemble his father more and more. Last month, members of the royal family attended a memorial service dedicated to the late Prince Philip. In addition to their matching attire, the young royal also has similar features to his dad, including a round face and tailored haircut.

Those royal family genes sure are strong.

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