The baby blue outfit was kept in the royal family and recycled for George's Buckingham balcony debut

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For his Buckingham Palace balcony debut on Saturday, 22-month-old George wore a very special outfit: his dad’s.

The blue romper with cream frill and gold buttons was worn by William for his balcony debut in 1984 when he was almost the exact same age as George. (Royal mom Princess Kate was also in a complementary look with a blue-and-white Catherine Walker coat dress.)

As George waved from above, the crowds below were thrilled for a glimpse of the little prince.

“We were here to see George, so it was really nice to him out there,” Litchfield resident Frances Winter told PEOPLE. “He even waved at the end! He’s obviously been well-trained.”

“I really wanted to see George – he was just so cute!” said Laurine Collobert, visiting from France. “I’m really glad I got to see him come out.”

With reporting by KATHERINE FOREMAN

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