Princess Charlotte and Princess Diana share striking similarities in childhood photos

Seeing double? New portraits of Princess Charlotte were released on Monday, and the images had us doing a double take.

The 2-year-old royal looked just like her late grandmother, Princess Diana. In several of Diana’s childhood photos, the two shared the same sandy blonde hair, big brown eyes, and sweet smiles.

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This past year marked the 20th anniversary of Diana’s tragic death, but her legacy lives on in her family.

On Monday Charlotte attended her first day at the Willcocks Nursery School, which her mother, Kate Middleton, captured in the new portraits.

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The family, including Kate, Prince William, and Prince George, shared a group Christmas card in December as they await the impending arrival of William and Kate’s newest addition in April.

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Handout photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Princess Charlotte taken by her mother at Kensington Palace this morning shortly before the princess left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School.

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Handout photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Princess Charlotte taken by her mother at Kensington Palace this morning shortly before the princess left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School.

Copyright: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge 2018.

2017

Prince William and Duchess Kate release photo of Princess Charlotte a day before her 2nd birthday.

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2016

The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte leave following the morning Christmas Day service at St Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire.

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The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte after a ceremony to mark their departure at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada in September 2016.

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Princess Charlotte during the Royal Tour of Canada in September 2016.

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Princess Charlotte at a children's party for Military families at Government House in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada in September 2016.

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Princess Charlotte plays with a dog named Moose at a children's party at a children's party for Military families at Government House in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada in September 2016.

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2016

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release photos of Princess Charlotte taken by the Duchess at Anmer Hall in Norfolk in April ahead of Charlotte's 1st birthday.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release photos of Princess Charlotte taken by the Duchess at Anmer Hall in Norfolk in April ahead of Charlotte's 1st birthday.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release photos of Princess Charlotte taken by the Duchess at Anmer Hall in Norfolk in April ahead of Charlotte's 1st birthday.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release photos of Princess Charlotte taken by the Duchess at Anmer Hall in Norfolk in April ahead of Charlotte's 1st birthday.

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The Duke of Cambridge cuddles Princess Charlotte, as the Duke, Duchess and their family enjoy a short private break skiing in the French Alps in March 2016.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release photo of Princess Charlotte with her cuddly toy dog taken by the Duchess at Anmer Hall in Sandringham in 2015.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release photo of Princess Charlotte with her cuddly toy dog taken by the Duchess at Anmer Hall in Sandringham in 2015.

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Princess Charlotte in her Silver Cross pram following her christening in July 2015.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release photo of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The photograph was taken by the Duchess in mid-May 2015 at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release photo of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The photograph was taken by the Duchess in mid-May 2015 at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release photo of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The photograph was taken by the Duchess in mid-May 2015 at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release photo of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The photograph was taken by the Duchess in mid-May 2015 at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

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Newborn Princess of Cambridge as she leaves the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London in May 2015.

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Princess of Cambridge is carried by The Duke of Cambridge in a baby car seat outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London in May 2015.

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Princess of Cambridge is carried by The Duke of Cambridge in a baby car seat outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London in May 2015.

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Princess of Cambridge in the arms of her mother the Duchess of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London in May 2015.

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