When it comes to who the favorite member of the British royal family is, there’s a very strong case in Princess Charlotte’s favor. Prince William’s daughter continues to charm the world with her adorable antics and photo-ready waves. One thing that continues to fascinate royal watchers is how much she resembles Queen Elizabeth. Here are seven times that Princess Charlotte looked just like her great-grandmother. (The photos on page 7 are particularly uncanny.)
That blue-eyed stare
It was easy to see a resemblance between Princess Charlotte and Queen Elizabeth even when the little Cambridge princess was quite young. This is in part because both royals have big blue eyes framed apple cheeks and arched eyebrows. Both get a noticeable twinkle in their eyes when they laugh.
Next: She’s already mastered the queen’s signature greeting.
Princess Charlotte stole the show when she and her older brother, Prince George, went to the hospital to meet new baby brother, Prince Louis. While George avoided making contact with the media outside of St. Mary’s Hospital, Charlotte made sure to wave to everyone in attendance. Her perfect execution of the “Windsor Wave” naturally makes her look even more like the queen.
Next: These photos garnered lots of attention.
Of course, the first day of school
One occasion when Princess Charlotte especially looked like her great-grandmother was one her first day of nursery school. Duchess Catherine took portraits of the little princess outside of Kensington Palace as she posed in her red coat and buckled shoes. The photos were being placed alongside picture of Queen Elizabeth almost instantly.
Next: She looks on at ceremonies as if she’s the reigning queen!
From the Buckingham Palace balcony
There are many many pictures over the years of the royal family standing on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Trooping the Color ceremony every year. Photos of Princess Charlotte standing just a few feet away from Queen Elizabeth with her chin propped daintily on her hand really showed how much the fourth in line for the throne resembles the reigning monarch.
Next: Serious style inspiration …
In the brightest-colored garb
Color of clothing is a big deal for royals. And boy, does Queen Elizabeth like to wear some brightly-colored ensembles. Since Princess Charlotte has a similar skin tone, she looks like the queen’s Mini Me whenever she rocks anything from canary yellow to regal purple to bright blue.
Next: Somebody looks unimpressed …
Being a royal isn’t always fun and games. And it isn’t always easy smiling for the camera. On particular occasion, the cameras caught a very your Princess Charlotte looking particularly perturbed. Coicidently, Queen Elizabeth took a very similar picture when she was around Charlotte’s age.
Next: Speaking of which …
There is probably no better example of how much Queen Elizabeth and Princess Charlotte look alike than these pictures. Everything from their facial features to their mannerisms is absolutely spot on.
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