The Queen just shared some very rare photos and fans have noticed something strange about the Middleton family

The Queen treated royal fans to some rare photos and so many have noticed something specific

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The Queen took to social media today to share series of rare photographs, shared in honor of International Dog Day and some royal fans couldn't help but notice how much one of her relatives looks like a member of the Middleton family. 

In a post on the official Royal Family Instagram account, various photographs of the Queen's relatives from centuries passed, as well as snaps of her younger self, were shared. 

"On #InternationalDogDay take a look through some of our favourite photographs in the Royal Collection that feature some of The Royal Family’s canine partners throughout history," a caption beside the upload said. 

As well as young Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret with a Corgi, photos of the likes of Queen Victoria, Queen Alexandra and George VI were in the mix. 

But it was a shot of the Queen's grandfather, George V, that caught the attention of followers, with many pointing out a strange resemblance to James Middleton. 

The second photo in the carousel shows George V with a pug way back in 1895. 

Fans took to the comment section to point out that he looks bizarrely like Kate Middleton's brother, who is also a huge dog lover, in the picture. 

"I had to take a double glance at pic 2. I thought it was HRH Catherine Duchess of Cambridge’s brother ( döppleganger) wonderful pics," one wrote, while another agreed, "Yes! I did the same!!!"

"So uncanny the likeness," one more added. 

"No. 2 looks like Duchess Catherines brother James. Wow," one more chipped in to add. 

"I see it too, I thought it was him," yet another commenter said.

James, who married his wife Alizée Thevenet last year, speaks openly about his struggles with clinical depression and how his bond with his dogs has helped his mental health. 

James and Alizée live in a lavish home in the Berkshire countryside, nearby to Carole and Michael Middleton, along with James' six spaniels beloved spaniels, Ella, Zulu, Inka, Luna, Mabel and Nala.

Caitlin Elliott
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Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.