The Queen Posted a Photo of Herself from the 1930s (and She Looks *Just* Like Princess Charlotte)

The royal family has been treating us to all kinds of gifts this holiday season.

While our Instagram feeds have been graced with special glimpses inside the royal family residences and rare pics of old Christmas cards, we also got a surprising vintage pic on the official royal family Instagram account earlier this month.

Back in mid-December, the royal fam shared a photo of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1930s, when she was only a young girl. They described the image in the caption, where they said, “The Queen (then Princess Elizabeth) and her mother The Duchess of York meet a veteran at a sale of work organised by Friends of the Elderly in the 1930s.”

According to the caption, “Friends of the Elderly has had Royal support since its early days caring for WWI veterans. Her Majesty The Queen is currently Patron, and Princess Alexandra is President.”

While we loved this rare shot of the queen, we also couldn't get over how much the young royal looked like her future great-granddaughter, Princess Charlotte.

Princess Charlotte, who is currently 6 years old, is right around the age that Queen Elizabeth would have been in this black-and-white photo. We can see the strong resemblance when looking at a portrait of the princess that was shared by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge back in May for her birthday.

In the rest of the photos from the royal family post, they shared images displaying their commitment to Friends of the Elderly (an organization that provides a wide range of specialist care services to support older people) throughout the years. The second image shows the queen hosting a reception for the organization in 2009, while the final shot features Princess Alexandra at the opening of a specialist dementia home in 2008.

Strong royal genes FTW!

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