Prince William Adorably Mistakes a Photo of Himself for Princess Charlotte

The apple doesn’t fall far from the royal family tree, apparently!

Followers have been remarking for years just how much Prince George resembles his father, the Duke of Cambridge. But now a recent incident proves that the eldest son and future heir to the throne isn’t the only one who inherited his father’s features.

Prince William was caught on camera mistaking an old photo of himself for his daughter, Princess Charlotte.

Prince William and Princess Charlotte
Prince William | Lucy Levenson/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images; Princess Charlotte | Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images

Prince William and Kate Middleton greeted fans at their first royal engagement of 2020

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kicked off the new year with a visit to Khidmat Centres, “which help the most vulnerable members of the community from minority ethnic backgrounds.” While there, they met and spoke with community members and also were treated to a large cake and cupcake display.

The visit was part of an ongoing initiative to inspire unity amongst people of different backgrounds and religions, plus promote peace and understanding for all.

William thought a photo of himself was Princess Charlotte

The funniest moment of their engagement occurred while the couple was admiring the cake display. The edible monument included photos of important moments from William and Catherine’s past, including pictures of their engagement, wedding, and all three of their children.

While looking at a photo of himself as a young boy, Prince William said, “Is that me? Doesn’t it look like Charlotte?” to one of the people standing nearby. Kate agreed, saying, “It looks so much like Charlotte.”

Even after the initial confirmation, the Duke of Cambridge still couldn’t quite believe it was a picture of himself. “Is that me?” he asked one more time. The woman confirmed with a nod and smile.

“Oh my goodness, that looks just like Charlotte,” William replied, “It’s incredible, I haven’t seen that before. Very alike in similarity.”

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Khidmat Centre | Charlotte Graham – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince William is a doting and involved father

He might be the future king, but Prince William is also very involved in raising his kids and participates in tasks such as walking them to school and escorting them to playdates.

William admitted that fatherhood has changed his perspective completely. “There’s wonderful highs and wonderful lows. It’s been quite a change for me personally. I’m very lucky in the support I have from Catherine, she’s an amazing mother and a fantastic wife,” he said during an interview with Talk Vietnam. “But I’ve struggled at times. The alteration from being a single independent man to going into marriage and then having children is life-changing.”  

He cares more about the future now

He said his new responsibility to his family also makes him worry more about the future.

“I’m a lot more emotional than I used to be,” the Duke of Cambridge said during the documentary When Ant and Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years of the Prince’s Trust. “I never used to get too wound up or worried about things. But now the smallest little things, you well up a little more, you get affected by the sort of things that happen around the world or whatever a lot more, I think, as a father.”

Prince William’s new outlook is perfectly natural. Especially since he sees so much of himself just by looking at his three children.