• It was Princess Charlotte's birthday
  • A new photo was released for her birthday
  • Charlotte looks like her father Prince William

Fans have always said Princess Charlotte looks more like Prince William than Duchess Kate. We now have proof: Charlotte turned 7 this week and in her new birthday picture, she looks confusingly similar to her father.

Princess Charlotte looks like father Prince William

Princess Charlotte grins at the camera with a cute gap in her teeth. She poses for the photo with the new family dog, a spaniel named Orla. Duchess Kate, who learned her photography skills from her grandfather, took the birthday picture of her daughter.

Princess Charlotte is looking pretty grown up in the photos, taken at the family's country home, Anmer Hall. But the fans noticed another detail that causes them great astonishment...

She looks like her father in the face. You can see that by looking at this photo of William from 1987. A user writes: "Prince William's twin." Another commented: "Oh my... She is Prince William with long hair."

Prince William in 1987

Many also see a resemblance to Queen Elizabeth II: "She looks like her great grandmother. The HRH The Queen," reads a comment. "I usually think she looks like The Queen but in this first one she resembles her dad," says another fan.

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Also Princess Charlotte's grandmother, Princess Diana, should be recognizable in the facial features: "There are two choices, the Queen or Princess Diana," wrote one follower.

Princess Charlotte will begin her new year by attending more public engagements alongside her big brother Prince George.

We look forward to more pictures of Princess Charlotte in the future.