‘Gorgeous’ Prince George birthday photo taken by Kate Middleton has got fans seeing double as they notice royal resemblance

The latest Prince George birthday photo has sparked serious excitement as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son turned 9…

Prince George birthday photo unveiled, seen here attending The Wimbledon Men's Singles Final
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The new Prince George birthday photo taken by Kate Middleton has got excited fans seeing double as they notice this major royal resemblance. 

The Queen’s great-grandchildren might not appear as often in public as their parents, grandparents and the monarch herself, but for fans there’s nothing quite being treated to a glimpse of these adorable rarely-seen royals. Back in June Prince Louis provided some of the best Platinum Jubilee moments and the first pictures of Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor sparked a frenzy of delight. 

But whilst these were one-off occasions, there’s an annual tradition for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis that fans look forward to. Each year their proud parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared a new birthday portrait on their big days, often taking by Kate Middleton herself.

This year is no exception and the latest Prince George birthday photo is truly something special!

Over the years Prince George’s adorable moments have entertained people across the world and his birthday photographs have captured many of these too. The latest to be shared by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge came the day before he turned nine on July 22nd. 

“George is turning 9! 🎂🎈”, the social media caption declared simply, alongside a snap of the future King beaming. This new Prince George birthday photo looks to have been taken at the beach given the lines of sand and sea that appear faintly behind him. 

The Prince, who is third in the royal line of succession, is wearing a sky-blue t-shirt and the Royal Family wears blue a lot, suggesting he’s already mirroring his relatives. The snap shows Prince George looking relaxed and in this candid birthday photo many fans have spotted a startling resemblance to another royal…

Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend The Wimbledon Men's Singles Final

(Image credit: Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage via Getty)

Taking to the comments many wrote that he looks so much like Prince William, with one replying, “He looks just like William to me! Beautiful boy. Happy birthday PG 🎂”. 

“He’s looking so much like his daddy these days! Happy Birthday George! 🎈 🎂”, another person shared, expressing a belief that their resemblance has grown.

A third person agreed that the two look very much alike, responding, “What a fantastic photo! George looks so much like his dad. 💙

“Happy Birthday gorgeous George 🎂🧁🎉”, someone else declared admiringly.

The new Prince George birthday photo has definitely got fans talking and he’s thought to be keen to follow his “hero” father’s example. Last year when they watched the Euros 2020 there was apparently an adorable reason he wore a suit. 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, celebrate the win in the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16

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Opening up to OK! at the time, royal expert Duncan Larcombe declared, “Prince William is George's absolute hero. He thinks his dad’s the most perfect person on the planet. George idolises his dad. That’s why we saw him looking so smart in his suit - he really wanted to dress like William."

The two are thought to be incredibly close and the fan reaction to Prince George’s 9th birthday photo is especially adorable.

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!