Prince George's latest photo reminds us a lot of his dad

Like father, like son!

A beaming George happily posed for the camera in a new portrait released by Kensington Palace to celebrate the young royal’s fifth birthday on Sunday.

Prince George’s fifth birthday portrait. Image via Instagram. Photography by Matt Porteous.

Taken by photographer Matt Porteous during celebrations for Prince Louis’s christening, the new photo has royal watchers in awe of the striking similarities between George and his father, Prince William.

From the mop of blonde hair to the cheeky grin, Prince George seems to have inherited a lot from his father, including his wardrobe.

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With his blue shorts and white shirt with blue detail, George’s outfit was almost identical to the one worn by Prince William in 1984 to Prince Harry’s baptism.

Prince William and the royal family at Prince Harry’s christening in 1985. Image via Getty Images.

This isn’t the first time that Prince William and wife Kate Middleton have chosen to use George’s clothing as a tribute to the past.

In 2015, the family dressed a then two-year-old George in a red and white ensemble similar to the one worn by William to St. Mary’s Hospital in 1984 to meet a newborn Prince Harry.

Prince William in 1984 and Prince George in 2015. Image via Getty Images.

This sweet callback to previous family milestones is something the Duchess of Cambridge has done quite often with her own wardrobe.

In 2013, Middleton wore a blue polka-dotted Jenny Packham dress as she left St. Mary’s hospital after giving birth to Prince George. The look was a touching tribute to the polka-dotted outfit worn by Princess Diana as she left the same hospital when Prince William was born.

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Princess Diana in 1982 and Kate Middleton in 2013. Image via Getty Images.

This year, the Duchess wore a red collared dress as she was leaving the hospital hours after giving birth to Prince Louis. That was reportedly a modern take on the dress Diana wore after she delivered Prince Harry.

Middleton in 2018 and Diana in 1984. Image via Getty Images.

These deliberate choices by Middleton family shows a fierce respect for tradition and a conscious effort to include Princess Diana into their lives and the lives of their children.

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