Kate Middleton Thinks Prince Louis Is Her Only Child Who Looks Like Her

Prince William and Kate Middleton released new photos of Prince Louis to mark his second birthday, and many noted the resemblance between Louis and his mom.

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The littlest Cambridge, Prince Louis, turned 2 on Thursday, and as is Cambridge custom, Kensington Palace released new (extremely cute) photos of the toddler to celebrate. One thing many royal fans noticed? Louis looks an awful lot like his mom, Kate Middleton. 

According to People, Kate's made that observation herself—and she's pretty happy about it. "Everyone always comments on how Louis is the spitting image of Kate," a royal friend told the magazine. "She loves it and thinks it’s very sweet; she often jokes that he’s the only one of her kids who actually looks like her!"

Evidently, Louis got an extra strong helping of the Middleton genes, because others suggested he looks just like his maternal grandfather, Michael Middleton. Below, a photo of Michael and Kate's mom, Carole, at Wimbledon in 2018. Your thoughts?

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(Image credit: Karwai Tang)

One more Prince Louis tidbit to round off your Friday morning: Apparently, he cannot resist a red button, so much so that he keeps thwarting his parents' attempts to video call. In a BBC interview last week, Prince William said, "We’ve been talking to all the family online," adding, "And it’s been a really good way of keeping in touch and seeing each other."

But Louis is proving something of a problem. "For some reason, he sees the red button and he always wants to press the red button," William said.

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Emily Dixon
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Emily Dixon is a British journalist who’s contributed to CNN, Teen Vogue, Time, Glamour, The Guardian, Wonderland, The Big Roundtable, Bust, and more, on everything from mental health to fashion to political activism to feminist zine collectives. She’s also a committed Beyoncé, Kacey Musgraves, and Tracee Ellis Ross fan, an enthusiastic but terrible ballet dancer, and a proud Geordie lass.