Princess Charlotte is celebrating her fifth birthday today – and her parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, have released a selection of new pictures of their volunteer work on the occasion.
They show the youth how he delivers fresh, home-made pasta to vulnerable and isolated pensioners near the Norfolk country house Note Hall on Sandringham Estate.
However, many royal fans couldn’t help but notice how much she looked like certain close relatives.
They suggested that instead of the Duchess of Cambridge or her siblings, she had a closer physical resemblance to the Duke of Cambridge and the Queen, Princess Diana, and Lady Sarah Chatto.
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While most of the pictures were honest shots taken last month, it was a new portrait of Charlotte that seemed to have sparked one of the more popular comparisons.
Because of its royal nature, many Twitter users claimed that it was the image of Her Majesty as a young girl.
Indeed, old photos of her great-grandmother, who is now 94 years old, show a remarkable similarity between the two.
One person wrote that everything you could see was “the timeless face and expression of the queen” in the picture.
Nice picture of Princess Charlotte. Looks very much like the queen as a child.
– julieannhayes (@julieannhayes) May 2, 2020
Princess Charlotte has an uncanny resemblance to her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth! I expected her to look more like her own mother and father, but when I looked at her photo for a second, I could only see the timeless face and expression of the queen. All the best B’day Charlotte
– Thelma Beamon (@tebeamon) May 1, 2020
I love Princess Charlotte – so much nonsense. It really looks like a young Queen Elizabeth in the first photo! https://t.co/3cJJt4O47E
– Stacey Cosens (@StaceyCosens) May 1, 2020
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Similarly, comparisons were made between Charlotte and second cousin Lady Sarah Chatto – the Queen’s niece – as a child.
Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter pointed out that the couple not only looks very similar, but also almost on their birthday.
Sarah – the daughter of the late sister of the monarch, Princess Margaret, and Antony Armstrong-Jones, the 1st Earl of Snowdon – turned 56 yesterday.
Several other social media users agreed that the similarity was “scary”.
Princess Charlotte at the age of 5 on the left and Lady Sarah Chatto at the age of 5 on the right. Lady Sarah (Princess Margaret’s daughter) is celebrating her 56th birthday today, May 1st. pic.twitter.com/J8QEdN8NxQ
– Victoria Arbiter (@victoriaarbiter) May 1, 2020
Every time I see HRH Princess Charlotte, I notice her remarkable resemblance to Lady Sarah Chatto. Of course, these are not my photos, but I wanted to see if I was right or just went crazy. What do you think? Happy 5th birthday, Princess Charlotte. pic.twitter.com/Ehp3PhzqdI
– Pauline☀️📷🌻☕️🍷✝ (@FlowersAndCards) May 2, 2020
Two young women aged five show an uncanny resemblance #Birthday childPrincess Charlotte has her second cousin Lady Sarah Chatto, the daughter of the late Princess Margaret, who celebrated her 56th birthday yesterday pic.twitter.com/bJAOs3i0b7
– Dickie Arbiter 🇬🇧 (@RoyalDickie) May 2, 2020
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Perhaps two of the most popular similarities were between Charlotte and her father William, now 37, and also her grandmother, the late Princess Diana.
An Instagram user pointed out that all three had the same “little mischievous smile”.
Another on Twitter described her as the duke’s “mini-me”.
They found that Prince George (six) and Prince Louis (two) looked exactly like their mother, but Charlotte was “the only child in Cambridge who resembled him”.
Charlotte is Williams mini-me! She is the only child in Cambridge who resembles him. And it has a lot of Dianas in it pic.twitter.com/BkiEqhfuqi
– En’En (@EniEnkela) May 1, 2020
Thanks to @ Flyingboomerang for pointing this out. Charlotte and William’s smile is also quite similar. They both smile and show all their teeth or that little smile with a tight mouth that is so cute and resembles the smile of Diana. William is definitely Diana’s male version. pic.twitter.com/akNAFmPtLz
– Isa (@isaguor) May 1, 2020
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William and Kate released a brand new picture of Charlotte today on the occasion of their fifth birthday.
In a post on Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Instagram account, her only daughter – and middle child – can be seen with a bag of fresh, homemade pasta.
With the title of the snapshot, which was probably taken in the family’s Annotation Hall in Norfolk, where they are locked, they wrote: “Thank you for all your lovely messages to Princess Charlotte’s fifth birthday!
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share a new photo of Princess Charlotte that the Duchess took this April.”