Princess Charlotte Is Being Compared to the Queen and Prince William in Her 6th Birthday Portrait

Princess Charlotte's sixth birthday portrait was released this weekend and royal fans are comparing her looks to Queen Elizabeth and Prince William.

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  • On Saturday afternoon on May 1, Kensington Palace released a brand new portrait of Princess Charlotte in honor of her sixth birthday on Sunday, May 2.
  • According to a release, the photo, which features Charlotte in a pretty, blue floral dress with her long blonde hair worn down and loose in a side part, the photo was taken this weekend in Norfolk by Charlotte's mother, Kate Middleton.
  • Many royal fans were quick to point out that Charlotte looks even more like some of her royal relatives than ever before in the new picture. Specifically, many have compared her look to her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and her father, Prince William, when they were young.

Princess Charlotte is celebrating her sixth birthday today and, for royal fans, that means a new birthday portrait of Prince William and Kate Middleton's only daughter.

Kensington Palace released the new birthday picture, which was taken by Charlotte's mom, Kate, on Saturday afternoon, ahead of her birthday. According to a release from the Palace, the photo was taken this weekend by Kate in Norfolk. This suggests that the Cambridge family is celebrating Charlotte's birthday at their Sandringham estate home, Anmer Hall.

In the new photo, Charlotte is wearing a pretty blue, floral dress and wearing her long, blonde hair down in a side part. The young royal looks very grown up, but royal fans also quickly noticed that she bears an ever-increasing resemblance to some older members of the royal family.

Specifically, many have compared Charlotte's look in the new photo to pictures of her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and her father, Prince William, when they were young. For reference, here's a picture of the Queen back in 1939, when she was nine years old, just a few years older than Charlotte is now:

princess elizabeth aged nine, 1935, 1937 the future queen elizabeth ii 1926 a photograph from the illustrated london news coronation record number, london, 1937 photo by the print collectorprint collectorgetty images

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And here she is in 1932, when she was six years old, just like Princess Charlotte:

princess elizabeth sitting in the horse drawn carriage with her grandparents king george v and queen mary on the way back to balmoral after attending church at nearby crathie 5th september 1932 00124625 photo by daily mirrormirrorpixmirrorpix via getty images

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Others have compared Charlotte to her dad, Prince William. Here's a picture of William from 1987, when he was Charlotte's age:

prince william at the guards polo club in windsor, uk, may 1987 holding his hand is his nanny ruth wallace photo by lucy levensonprincess diana archivegetty images

(Image credit: Princess Diana Archive)

While this picture was taken in 1992, it captures how young Will's mischievous eyes definitely have the same twinkle as Charlotte's

chatham , united kingdom august 01 a young prince william goes karting at buckmore park playscape on august 01, 1992 in chatham, england photo by anwar husseingetty images

(Image credit: Anwar Hussein)
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