Kensington Palace released two adorable new photos of Princess Charlotte on her first day of nursery school on Monday and it didn’t take long for people to notice a striking similarity between the young royal and her great-grandmother, the Queen. Vintage photos of the Queen aged about three show features very similar to Charlotte’s with chubby cheeks, almond eyes and a cheeky smile all a near-perfect match.
The Duchess of Cambridge took the photos of her two-year-old on the steps at Kensington Palace, which the royals later shared on social media. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning,” the Palace said. “The images were taken by The Duchess shortly before Princess Charlotte left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School.”
Not long after the images were released to the public comments started rolling in, with many noting Charlotte’s resemblance to the Queen. “She is the spitting image of her Great-grandmother at this age,” one woman wrote on Instagram.
While the rest of the world was busy talking about Charlotte’s likeness to her great-grandmother, the young princess was buckling down for her first day at Willcocks Nursery School — prestigious institution with a broad focus on creative learning and good manners.
Both Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge were invited to accompany the young princess on her first day. The proud parents were asked to attend a “stay and play” session so Charlotte could settle in with ease.