Check out this chip off the old block.
Folks couldn't wait yesterday for the release of the newest royal family photos featuring Prince William and Kate Middleton cuddling four-week-old Prince George—no, really, they couldn't wait. The pics totally leaked ahead of schedule.
And now here are both, side by side!
While Kate held the sweetly swaddled George in their new pics, William sat on his father's lap and both his mum and dad leaned in for some snuggling in the decades-old image seen here. (And surely if online shopping had existed then, Diana's ruffly blouse would have sold out within hours, just like Kate's fuchsia Séraphine maternity dress.)
The stuffed koala-clutching Will is obviously some months older in his pic, taken at Kensington Palace back when the future Duke of Cambridge was still an only child.
But his son, in his unofficial-yet-momentous family portrait snapped this month by his granddad Michael Middleton outside their home in Bucklebury, is already sporting a royal visage for the ages as well.
"I think the last few weeks for me have been just a very different emotional experience, something I never thought I would feel myself," William told CNN's Max Foster in his first sit-down interview since becoming a father, part of a one-hour documentary about the Duke of Cambridge airing Sept. 16. "And I find, again it's only been a short period, but a lot of things affect me differently now."
He called his son "a little bit of a rascal," comparing him to both his younger self and that of his brother, Prince Harry.
"As any new parent knows," Will added, "you're only too happy to show off your new child and, you know, proclaim that he is the best-looking or the best everything."
Feel free to stay humble, sir, and leave that part to us.