11 Eye-Opening Images Revealing the Family Resemblance Within Royalty

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Even if we don’t look much like our parents, there are moments when we can notice characteristics in our appearance that come from our ancestors way back. While not everyone can dig up old pictures of people from decades ago, those in royal families have the chance to do so.

1. Princess Diana and Princess Charlotte

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Lady Di and her granddaughter, Princess Charlotte (the child of Prince William and Kate Middleton), share strikingly similar smiles, and there’s a commonality in their eyes as well.

2. Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother and Princess Eugenie

Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother (1900-2002), mother of Queen Elizabeth II, looks very much like her great-granddaughter, Princess Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew (the Queen’s third child), Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York.

3. Queen Victoria and Princess Beatrice

Queen Victoria (1819 — 1901) and her quite a distant in time descendant, Princess Beatrice, are definitely lookalikes. The queen and Prince Andrew’s daughter have similar-looking eyes, noses, and lips.

4. Queen Mary and Zara Tindall

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There’s definitely something common in the features of Queen Mary (1867-1953) and Zara Tindall (born Phillips), who’s the daughter of Princess Anne, and the Queen’s granddaughter. They have a similar face shape and lips.

5. Princess Diana and Prince George

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Another one of Prince William’s children, George, also bears a resemblance to Princess Diana. A childhood photo reveals similarities in their eyes and eyebrows, suggesting a familial connection between the grandmother and grandson.

6. King Edward VII and Charles III

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Edward VII (1841–1910) has quite a lot of features that run in the family and that were inherited by Charles III. Particularly, their noses and their general face shape look alike.

7. King George V and Prince Michael

George V (1865-1936) exhibits distinctive features that he shares with Prince Michael, born much later. It’s not just their impressive beards; similarities extend to their eyes, eyebrows, and even face shape.

8. Prince Philip and Prince Harry

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Prince Harry looks very similar to his grandfather, the Queen’s late husband, Prince Philip, especially in the photos where they are the same age.

9. Princess Beatrice and August Brooksbank

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August Brooksbank, the son of Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, resembles his aunt, Princess Beatrice, in her childhood pics. They both have adorable big eyes and red-ish hair.

10. Queen Victoria, great-great-grandmother of Elizabeth II, and Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II resembles her great-great-grandmother in the shape of her nose and eyebrows. It’s also impossible not to notice the similarity in their posture.

11. Duke of Kent, cousin of Elizabeth II, and Prince William


Similarities can be found not only among members of the same family but also between entirely unrelated individuals. For instance, have you ever noticed the striking resemblance between Kate Middleton and Katie Holmes? On the other hand, Tilda Swinton, while not resembling them, is a relative of King Edward I. In essence, we still have plenty of fascinating articles to explore!

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