Prince Louis’s Birthday Pics Look Nearly Identical to Prince William’s Baby Portraits

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s youngest child, Prince Louis, turns 1 today. In honor of the royal’s birthday, Kensington Palace shared three official portraits on Instagram that were taken by the 37-year-old Duchess of Cambridge.

While it’s no secret that little Louis bears an uncanny resemblance to his two siblings—Prince George (5) and Princess Charlotte (3)—we’re more fixated on how he looks nearly identical to his dad at age 1.

In fact, we did some digging and discovered an old baby photo of Prince William that proves the royal is taking after his father’s looks.

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The pic was taken in 1983, just one year after Prince Charles and Princess Diana welcomed their first child. In the snap, Prince William is enjoying tummy time at Buckingham Palace while staring directly into the camera.

If you look beyond the dated furniture, there are several similarities between the father-son portraits. Not only do they have the same eyes, but they also have matching baby teeth. (Teething FTW.)

The palace also shared a slideshow of Prince Louis playing in the forest surrounding his family’s country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, England. The royal tot is sporting an open mouth grin à la baby Prince William.

While it’s been months since we last got a glimpse of Prince Louis, this isn’t the first time Middleton has shown off her photography skills. After studying the art at the University of St. Andrews (where she met William), the duchess took it up as a hobby, which she regularly showcases on her children’s birthdays.

It appears Prince William finally got his mini-me.


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