Princess Charlotte's 'uncanny' royal doppleganger shocks fans

Royal fans have been discussing which of Princess Charlotte's royal relatives she looks most like (Getty Images)

Princess Charlotte celebrated her fifth birthday over the weekend - and her parents Prince William and Kate Middleton have released a selection of new pictures of her volunteering to mark the occasion.

They show the youngster delivering fresh, homemade pasta to vulnerable and isolated pensioners near the family’s Norfolk country home of Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate.

However, many royal fans couldn’t help but notice just how much she looked just like particular close relatives.

Prince William and Kate Middleton's only daughter is celebrating her fifth birthday today (Getty Images)

They suggested that - rather than the Duchess of Cambridge or her siblings - she had a closer physical resemblance to none other than the Queen herself.

Charlotte the ‘spitting image’ of Queen Elizabeth

Many people have suggested the young royal looks just like the Queen (pictured in 1933 aged seven) (Getty Images)

While most of the images were candid shots taken last month, it was a new portrait of Charlotte that seems to have sparked one of the more popular comparisons.

Its regal nature drew many Twitter users to claim she was the spitting image of Her Majesty as a young girl.

Indeed, old photos of her great-grandmother, now 94, do show a striking resemblance between the pair.

One person wrote that all could see is “the Queen’s timeless face and expression” in the picture.

Lady Sarah Chatto another striking likeness

Some also claimed she resembles Lady Sarah Chatto as a child (pictured, left, in 1969 aged five) (Getty Images)

Similarly, comparisons have been made between Charlotte and second cousin Lady Sarah Chatto - the Queen’s niece - as a child.

Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter pointed out that the pair, as well as looking very similar, also almost share a birthday.

Sarah - who is the daughter of the monarch’s late sister Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones, the 1st Earl of Snowdon - turned 56 yesterday.

Several other social media users agreed that the likeness was ‘uncanny’.

Others say Charlotte identical to Prince William

Others noted similarities between her and father Prince William (pictured in 1987 aged five) and grandmother Princess Diana (Getty Images)

Perhaps two of the most popular similarities floated were between Charlotte and her father William, now 37, and also her grandmother, the late Princess Diana.

One Instagram user pointed out that all three had the same “little mischievous smile”.

Another, on Twitter, described her as the duke’s “mini-me”.

They noted that while Prince George, six, and Prince Louis, two, look just like their mum, Charlotte is the “only one of Cambridge kids who resembles him”.

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