Can We Talk About How Much Princess Charlene of Monaco Looks like Charlize Theron?

Since Princess Charlene of Monaco hit the scene, we’ve loved her unexpectedly edgy style and super normal attitude toward royal life. But, it came to our attention today that there’s something else worth noting about the 41-year-old former Olympic swimmer/wife of Prince Albert II of Monaco—she’s basically twins with Charlize Theron

It all started when we came across photos of Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II today posing on the Palace of Monaco’s balcony in honor of Monaco National Day Celebrations. In the photos, Princess Charlene, wearing Akris, is basically the spitting image of Theron. See for yourself.

princess charlene of monaco on palace balcony
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Note her icy blonde bob, face shape, nose and overall frame. It’s like looking in a mirror…if we were Charlize Theron.

To emphasize the resemblance, we went ahead and placed a photo of Princess Charlene and her 4-year-old son, Prince Jacques, next to one of the Oscar winner on the red carpet.

princess charlene andcharlize theron side by side
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But the uncanny similarity doesn’t stop there. Both Princess Charlene and Theron are South African (the princess was born in Zimbabwe but raised in South Africa; Theron is from the greater Johannesburg area). They’re also both five-feet, ten-inches tall and in their 40s (Princess Charlene is 41, Theron is 44). Both Charlene and Charlize (um, they’re names are similar, too) have two children. Princess Charlene has twins, Prince Jacques and his sister Princess Gabrielle, and Theron adopted her daughters August (3) and Jackson (7).

Is it just us or are the similarities between the two women starting to feel a little creepy?


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