Royal Look-Alikes in History

From Princess Beatrice to Prince William, see how these royals inherited more than good nobility

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PRINCESS BEATRICE

PRINCESS BEATRICE
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And you thought Beatrice looked like her dear old dad! It turns out the 22-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson bears an uncanny resemblance to her great-great-great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria – no wonder she was cast as a lady-in-waiting in the 2009 production of The Young Victoria.

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PRINCE WILLIAM

PRINCE WILLIAM
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Clearly he's no pretender to the throne: Prince William's regal bearing can be traced back to his 14th-century ancestor King Edward I, making the 28-year-old royal even more of a shoo-in as future King of England.

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PRINCE CHARLES

PRINCE CHARLES
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What's the expression? Yes, Prince Charles is a dead ringer for Edward VII, the future king of England's great-great-grandfather, who owned the title of Prince of Wales before ascending the throne in 1901.

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LORD FREDDIE WINDSOR

LORD FREDDIE WINDSOR
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Being 37th in line to the throne, the odds that Freddie Windsor will get his crowning moment are about as slim as those faced by his ancestor Louis Frederick, Prince of Wales. His great-grandfather five times over died at the young age of 44 with none of his political ambitions ever fulfilled.

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PRINCE MICHAEL OF KENT

PRINCE MICHAEL OF KENT
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A cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and Freddie's dad, Prince Michael of Kent has the bearing – right down to the full beard! – of his granddad, King George V, who ruled the United Kingdom through the First World War until his death in 1936.

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PRINCESS EUGENIE

PRINCESS EUGENIE
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Prince Andrew and Fergie's younger daughter would make the late Queen Mum proud! The 21-year-old shares great-great-granny's soulful eyes and full lips – and even her face shape!

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II

QUEEN ELIZABETH II
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Queen Elizabeth II must have been a favorite of her granny, Queen Mary. The British monarch bears a remarkable likeness to the Queen consort, who saw both her beloved son King George VI and granddaughter Elizabeth ascend the throne before her death in 1953.

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PRINCE HARRY

PRINCE HARRY
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Guess who else bears a striking likeness to Queen Mary? Why, our favorite eligible royal bachelor Prince Harry, whose red hair and blue eyes were clearly passed down from his great-great-grandmother.

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PRINCE EDWARD

PRINCE EDWARD
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Long live the king (George VI) in Prince Edward! From his thoughtful gaze to his deep-set eyes, Queen Elizabeth II's youngest son is indeed a natty 21st-century version of his grandfather.

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LADY LOUISE WINDSOR

LADY LOUISE WINDSOR
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Even at age 6 (in 2009), Prince Edward's little girl is a mini-me of her very famous granny, Queen Elizabeth II, who was quite the cherubic 4-year-old in a photo taken in 1930.

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