Stunning pictures show the Royal Family as the spitting image of their ancestors

A stunning set of new side-by-side photographs show how the current Royal Family look exactly like their ancestors.

The British Monarchy itself can trace its background back centuries, to the early petty kingdoms in Anglo-Saxon England and medieval Scotland. Since the early Saxon kings there have been 61 monarchs including the Queen today.

The current House of Windsor lot have officially been in charge since 1917 when George V changed the name of the old House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Our royals today are directly related to the Hanoverian royals, who first came to power in 1714 with George I.



A young Elizabeth II alongside her grandmother Queen Mary (1867-1953)

The Queen’s grandmother Mary, consort of George V, shares extremely similar facial features and hair with the current monarch, which is particularly noticeable when looking at them at similar ages.

As well as having a striking resemblance to his great-grandfather George VI, Prince William’s close eyes, nose and mouth appear to be copy-and-pasted from Prince Albert, his four times great grandfather.



Stunning pictures show the Royal Family are the spitting image of their ancestors
William’s second look-alike, Prince Albert (1819-1861), was consort of Queen Victoria



Stunning pictures show the Royal Family are the spitting image of their ancestors
George V next to another of his grandsons, Prince Edward

In his later years, King George VI also looked scarily like grandson Prince Edward with the pair sharing similar eyes. In fact, the royal genes seem to kick in after one generation in several cases, with Prince Michael and grandfather George V sporting the same grizzly beards.



Stunning pictures show the Royal Family are the spitting image of their ancestors
George V alongside Prince Michael of Kent, the paternal first cousin of the Queen.



Stunning pictures show the Royal Family are the spitting image of their ancestors
A very young Elizabeth II alongside her granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor

The eldest child of Prince Edward, Lady Louise Windsor, is another example of this pattern. The 17-year-old has the nose and mouth of her grandmother, the Queen, when she was a similar age, although Lady Louise’s hair is fairer.

However, some of the royal likenesses span across far more generations.



Stunning pictures show the Royal Family are the spitting image of their ancestors
Princess Beatrice and four times great grandmother Queen Victoria, who reigned 1837-1901



Stunning pictures show the Royal Family are the spitting image of their ancestors
Lord Frederick Windsor and Frederick, Prince of Wales, who was heir apparent until his death in 1751

Possibly the most striking resemblance of all is that of Queen Victoria and her great-great-great-great-granddaughter Princess Beatrice. Beatrice was even named after Victoria’s youngest and favourite child and has clearly inherited the great Queen’s facial structure.

Freddie Windsor outdoes her still, matching the sunken eyes and jaw of his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather of the same name, Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707-1751).



Stunning pictures show the Royal Family are the spitting image of their ancestors
Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) and Lady Gabriella Kingston share similar long faces



Stunning pictures show the Royal Family are the spitting image of their ancestors
Future King Charles alongside former King Edward VII (1841-1910)

Freddie’s sister, Lady Gabriella, misses out on equalling the record by one generation with the long facial structure she shares with four times great-grandmother Queen Charlotte, consort of George III.

Edward VII, Charles’ great-great-grandfather and historic doppelgänger, shared his likenesses long wait for the throne as heir apparent for almost 60 years.



Stunning pictures show the Royal Family are the spitting image of their ancestors
A young picture of the Queen Mother alongside Princess Eugenie, the Queen’s granddaughter

Although Princess Eugenie shares her older sister’s rounded face, the Queen Mother is a far better likeness than Queen Victoria. The pair have strikingly similar hair, right down the position of the parting.



Stunning pictures show the Royal Family are the spitting image of their ancestors
The Queen and sister Anne both resemble their grandmother Mary



Stunning pictures show the Royal Family are the spitting image of their ancestors
The Duke of Sussex and great-great-grandmother Mary.

Yet Princess Anne does share her sister’s likeness, with Queen consort Mary.

Mary looked like Elizabeth far more in her early years, but her older snaps bear a resemblance to the younger sister’s small features and short hair.

Stranger still, extremely young photos of Mary look undeniably like a young Prince Harry! The pair share a similar frown, eyes and messy locks, meaning that Mary surely had the most powerful genes of any royal.

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