Is there anything sweeter in the world than a baby? No wonder people get a little excited when a new royal baby arrives. We’ve been through a kind of royal baby bonanza for the last few years and with so many new faces in the British royal family, can you recognize these royalty only from their baby pictures?
Whenever news of the impending arrival of the royal baby in the UK was announced, the whole world paid attention. An unintended consequence of this tension is a huge boost to the local economy. Royal weddings may attract a large number of tourists, but the birth of a new royal baby also brings in a few million tourist dollars on top of what the island nation averages annually.
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Thanks to the recent Platinum Jubilee, we’ve got to see a new generation of royalty, including Princess Eugenie’s 2-year-old son, August. Can you recognize these baby and childhood photos of the royal family over the years?
A sweet familiar face
Is there anyone alive today who could not say who is this chubby boy? He took a picture of his father spitting, and this picture in particular reminded him of his late grandmother as he looked from the bottom of his lashes to the top.
It must be Prince George! The first birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the third for the George throne. The family resemblance between her and her father is vague, but the head of her blonde hair was a gift directly from her grandmother, the late Princess Diana. Her hair has become a bit black in recent years with her mother’s brunette locks.
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A very influential child
This royal baby was born exactly 100 years after the invention of the camera, but color photography has not yet been achieved. When this picture was taken, she was third on the throne, but no one seriously considered her to be the queen.
It was then known as Queen Elizabeth II, or Princess Elizabeth. Although his birth generated interest, it was expected that his uncle Edward would ascend the throne and his descendants would rule after him. When he married American actress Wallis Simpson, however, he paved the way for a one-day rule for his young niece.
Picture of his father’s spit
We haven’t seen the face of this little gentleman for some time, but his absence from the public eye has not diminished the affection for him. Her family recently celebrated the first birthday of their second child, which comes just a month after their first child.
He is the eldest child of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, Prince Harry and Megan Merkel. Her younger sister Lilibet Diana recently celebrated her first birthday while in London at her grandparents’ platinum jubilee. The world went crazy for that little sweetheart who, like her older brother, inherited Harry’s red hair.
The face of the future king
She and her mother cut dashing figures as they walked across a field. Not surprisingly, she was a world-famous fashion trendsetter, and mothers from all over the world noticed how she adorned her two sons. Although he often compares himself to his late mother, in this picture this future king looks as terrible as his father.
It’s Prince William! Whenever he and his mother Princess Diana were in public together, it was customary to hold her close with a reassuring hand. William and his wife have continued that parenting strategy to reassure their own children while attending public events with them.
A little troublesome at rest
He stole the show at every Platinum Jubilee, working his way into the hearts of millions of people. As the last birth of his family, he got enough personality for his small size. Although he has been snoozing sweetly in this photo since the time of his naming, he certainly gave his mother a chance to stretch her parents’ muscles while watching the Jubilee Parade.
It’s Prince Louis! The charm of the third time and the elegance of this chubby boy. Her antiques may have been a bit naughty during the Platinum Jubilee, but viewers couldn’t be happier with her over-the-top reaction.
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She is far from the only scandal-ridden member of the royal family, though her scandals, like her hair, tend to be glamorous. Despite all the abuse of his youth, however, he grew up in a philanthropic-minded family. The push of her red hair was a surprise to royal observers at the time of her birth, but now there are several more redheads in the family.
It’s Prince Harry! Now a married man and father of two ginger children, Harry has gone through many scandals and controversies that plagued him as a young man. Nevertheless, there is a very vocal section of royal observers who deny Harry’s decision to return to work as a royal and move to California with his family. Looks like his scandalous ways are making a comeback, though if you listen to certain circles.
Another redhead in the family
Although his mother’s hair is darker, chestnut brown, this adorable little boy has a red lock that reminds us of his grandmother. The burning color is the perfect match for her beautiful eyes and looks especially eye-catching in contrast to her favorite light blue sweater.
It’s August Brooksbank! While young August was enjoying her first birthday with her mother Princess Eugenie, we were enjoying her first look at her! He is the eldest of the grandchildren of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, his cousin Sienna arrives a full ten months after this bouncing baby boy.
The apple in the eye of his parents
She is the only daughter of her family, but she does not allow her older or younger brother to walk on her. In our most recent look at her, she shows the boys how it’s done and is correcting their slip-ups in the most beautiful way possible. This picture shows this little princess when she was only a few hours old, which is a tradition.
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It’s Princess Charlotte! He is one of our favorite parts of the fourth and longest jubilee weekend on the throne. At the age of 7, Charlotte is attending more public events with her family, although her parents make sure to keep their beloved daughter close.