The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, delighted fans yesterday by sharing a family portrait taken on a secret trip to Jordan earlier this year.
Royal fans rushed to point out the family resemblances, noting how similar Princess Charlotte often looks to her great-grandmother, the Queen.
One commented: ‘Charlotte looks exactly like the Queen! So pretty and poised.’
Royal fans have gone wild over how much Princess Charlotte, six, looks like her great-grandmother the Queen in a new photograph (left, the Queen aged five in 1931, and right Princess Charlotte)
Meanwhile another wrote: ‘Charlotte is the double of the Queen. Beautiful children.’
The Cambridges appear with their three children in the family snap. Kate looks glowing in a khaki dress, while Princess Charlotte looks all grown up as she perches on a stool in a gingham dress from Mango.
Prince George beams as he poses in a £14.95 camo t-shirt from GAP and grey shorts.
Meanwhile, Prince Louis sits cross-legged at the front in a stripey £32 polo shirt from Rachel Riley – a bigger version of the top Prince George wore from the brand during an official visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney when he was nine-months-old, as well as laceless slip-on sneakers by Hampton Canvas, which have been worn by both his older brother and sister.
Royal fans were blown away by Princess Charlotte’s uncanny resemblance to her great-grandmother
Royal fans were blown away by Princess Charlotte’s uncanny resemblance to her great-grandmother.
One wrote: ‘Beautiful picture, Princess Charlotte is just the image of the Queen.’
A second commented: ‘Gorgeous royal family, Charlotte is the mirror image of the Queen.’
Another added: ‘I see a lot of the Queen in Charlotte!’
It’s not been revealed exactly when the family travelled to Jordan, but the visit is likely to have taken place in the later part of the year when travel restrictions were relaxed.
During the summer, Jordan was on the amber list, meaning that after 19 July fully vaccinated arrivals into the UK did not have to quarantine, as long as they took a pre-departure test and a PCR test on day two and eight after coming home. On 4th October the pre-departure and day eight tests were scrapped.
The Cambridges’ Christmas card is a departure from their usual offering, which have in recent years been family snaps taken at their Norfolk home Amner Hall with a distinct English countryside feel – with cosy jumpers and boots to match
No details of the visit would have been announced to the public at the time because it was a private family holiday, rather than an official royal tour.
The Cambridges’ Christmas card is a departure from their usual offering, which have in recent years been family snaps taken at their Norfolk home Amner Hall with a distinct English countryside feel – with cosy jumpers and boots to match.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are seated in the centre of the photo, grinning broadly.
Kate, her long brown locks cascading in curls down past her shoulders, has one hand resting on her husband’s knee, the other arm around George, eight, who is seated to her left.
Clearly relaxed, the mother-of-three is wearing a button-down dress with three-quarter length sleeves, which cinches in at the waist. The dress appears to be full length and falls well below her knees.
Next to her, a sun-kissed Prince William is dressed down in a khaki polo shirt, beige shorts and suede loafers. He has a hand on his wife’s knee and the other arm around his daughter Princess Charlotte, six, who is on his right.
In front of the couple is smiling Prince Louis, who is wearing navy plimsolls that match his sister’s.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared the photo on Instagram with the caption: ‘Delighted to share a new image of the family, which features on this year’s Christmas card.’
Originally posted 2021-12-11 10:33:43.