Back in June, to celebrate Father’s Day, the Duchess of Cambridge shared a photograph of herself as a child, with fans quick to notice the uncanny resemblance that she and Prince Louis share.
Both Prince William and Kate Middleton shared two new photos on the official Kensington Palace Royal Instagram account, as a way of celebrating their dads.
Prince William chose a more recent picture of him and his father Prince Charles, taken by Kate last December. Kate, on the other hand, went with a photo of her childhood, with her sitting in her father Michael Middleton’s lap, being adorable in a checked shirt and jeans with plaits in her hair.
Fan quickly noticed just how much a young Kate and Prince Louis look alike, with the fans commenting things like: “Is that Louis or mama?” while another wrote: “Looks just like Louis!” A third added: “I can see George and Louis in this.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did the same thing when it came to celebrating Mother’s Day in March. The royal couple shared two photographs, one with both Prince Harry and Prince William with their mother Princess Diana, and a photograph of Kate with her mom Carole Middleton.
Kate has a very strong relationship with her parents, having had a idyllic childhood with her two younger siblings, Pippa and James Middleton.
Kate, now herself a mother of three, talked about her childhood and her early memories during an appearance on Giovanna Fletcher’s podcast, Happy Mum, Happy Baby, at the start of the year.
She said: “If I take the experience from my own childhood, coupled with what I know now and what I’ve learnt from the experts in the Early Years sector, I think there’s a few things that really stand out for me.
“One is quality of relationships. So, those moments that you spend with people that are around you. I remember that from my own childhood.
“I had an amazing Granny who devoted a lot of time to us, playing with us, doing arts and crafts and going to the greenhouse to do gardening, and cooking with us, and I try and incorporate a lot of the experiences that she gave us at the time into the experiences that I give my children now.”