Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis share an uncanny resemblance to their parents Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
But there have been a couple of instances that have taken the idea of ‘mini me’ one step further as the young princes have both recycled their father’s clothes to the delight of nostalgic royal watchers.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s youngest son was a joy to watch from the Buckingham Palace balcony at his second Trooping the Colour in 2022 what with his enthusiastic waving, dramatic facial expressions, and pleasant conversation with his great-grandmother the Queen.
Louis’ mini sailor suit made his excited behaviour even more adorable, but it also shares a special connection with his dad as Prince William had worn the outfit 37 years earlier at the 1985 Trooping the Colour when he was two-years-old.
However, this isn’t the first time Louis has worn a recycled look to the ceremony.
At his balcony debut, he wore his uncle Prince Harry’s blue-and-white shirt with shorts that the Duke of Sussex had worn in 1986.
Meanwhile at the 2014 Trooping the Colour, the then two-year-old Prince George stood on the balcony for the first time wearing a blue romper, styled with matching shoes and white socks.
It was 31-years earlier that Prince William wore the piece in 1984 while being held by his father, Prince Charles, and just before his second birthday.
Royal fans went into meltdown when they saw the photos side by side – the similarities are uncanny!
Recycling clothes is something the royal family is proud of, and no one does it better than Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge whose 2022 Trooping the Colour outfit was one we’d seen before.
She previously wore the long-sleeved blazer by Alexander McQueen at an event for the 2021 G7 summit in Cornwall, and she styled the item with her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana’s sapphire earrings.