A photograph of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge‘s daughter, who turns six today, was released by Kensington Palace to mark the occasion.
Princess Charlotte appears happy and relaxed in a floral summer dress, with her long hair loose and tousled in the picture, taken this weekend in Norfolk, by her mother Kate.
Delighted royal fans rushed to point out the family resemblances, noting how similar Princess Charlotte often looks to her great-grandmother, the Queen.
Royal enthusiasts have gone wild over Princess Charlotte’s (pictured left, aged six) striking resemblance to her great-grandmother, the Queen (pictured right, aged six)
Delighted royal fans rushed to point out the family resemblances in Princess Charlotte’s new portrait, noting how similar the young royal (pictured left, in a photo released to mark her first birthday) often looks to her great-grandmother, the Queen (pictured right, when eight-months-old)
One person wrote on Twitter: ‘I’ve always said I see so much of Her Majesty, The Queen, in little Princess Charlotte. She’s got the Queen’s eyes!’
Another wrote: ‘She really is a Windsor! Such a gorgeous girl!’, while a third added: ‘I’ve always thought Princess Charlotte was a mix of the Queen and Prince William.’
The new photo shows the smiling princess pictured outdoors while wearing a dark blue short sleeved £59 dress with a pink floral design from British children’s clothing brand Rachel Riley.
Royal fans compared the portrait to one of the Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, when aged six, showcasing Princess Charlotte’s uncanny resemblance to her great-grandmother.
In a portrait released of the Queen when at the same age of her great-granddaughter, Her Majesty can be seen sporting the same charming smile.
Princess Charlotte, aged two, pictured left, while pictured right, is her great-grandmother the Queen at the same age in 1928
A handout photo, pictured left, released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge showing Princess Charlotte, aged three, with her brother Prince Louis in a pictured taken by her mother at Kensington Palace in London. Pictured right, The Queen aged three or four
The young Princess Elizabeth wore a stylish headband and ruffled ballet dress in the photograph.
But it’s not just this year’s portrait where the similar features can be spotted, with photographs of Princess Charlotte and the Queen when at the same age repeatedly showing their likeness.
For instance, when aged four, a picture of Princess Charlotte showed the young royal holding a flower as she ran through a field, similar to a snap of her great-grandmother at that age.
A young Princess Elizabeth was photographed playing in a field of flowers on June 3, 1930, when also aged four.
When aged four, a picture of Princess Charlotte (seen left) showed the young royal holding a flower as she ran through a field, similar to a snap of her great-grandmother at that age (seen right)
Princess Charlotte, aged five, pictured left. Pictured right: The then Princess Elizabeth in 1931 aged five with her younger sister, Princess Margaret
Although Princess Charlotte’s parents have always fiercely protected their children’s privacy, restricting the number of photocalls they take part in each year for instance, they have been more relaxed of late.
During lockdown, they shared their experiences of homeschooling, with Prince William admitting it was ‘a bit of a nightmare’ and joking that he struggled with Year 2 maths.
Along with her brothers, Princess Charlotte was pictured clapping for carers during the first lockdown and delivering packages of homemade pasta to isolated pensioners on the Sandringham Estate.
The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, pictured around the age of six. Although Princess Charlotte’s parents have always fiercely protected their children’s privacy, restricting the number of photocalls they take part in each year for instance, they have been more relaxed of late
Princess Elizabeth (to become Queen Elizabeth II) with her mother and father in the late 1930s (left) and with her sister Princess Margaret as children in the ‘grounds’ of the model house – Y Bwthyn Bach – presented to them on Elizabeth’s sixth birthday by the people of Wales in 1933
Reaction: Royal enthusiasts took to Twitter today to comment on how much Princess Charlotte looks like her great-grandmother the Queen
In a video with David Attenborough, Princess Charlotte was heard declaring: ‘I like spiders. Do you like spiders too?’
The new photograph follows the release of a video of Princess Charlotte with her brothers, Prince George, seven, and Prince Louis, three, and their parents to mark the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 10th wedding anniversary last week.
It showed the family enjoying time outdoors at their Norfolk residence Anmer Hall and on sand dunes at a nearby beach.
In the video, Princess Charlotte was seen playing and toasting a marshmallow on a camp fire.