Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis Wear Hand-Me-Downs in New Photos

There's a reason these royal outfits may look familiar

By Samantha Schnurr May 07, 2018 7:49 PMTags
*FULLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 0001 GMT SUNDAY MAY 6th 2018** Prince Louis, Princess CharlotteThe Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton's flair for fashionable repeating doesn't only apply to herself. 

Known for her frequent outfit recycling, the royal seems to have passed that trait on to her little ones—or is at least teaching them how it's done. Over the weekend, the new mom of three and her famous husband Prince William released a new image taken by Middleton of their middle child, Princess Charlotte, holding their newborn son, Prince Louis, and planting a kiss on his forehead.

While the image was undoubtedly sweet, some fans may have also noticed something familiar in the shot—Princess Charlotte's sweater. 

Thanks to a portrait taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz of Queen Elizabeth II with some of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at the time of her 90th birthday, we know Prince George first sported the navy sweater, purportedly from Spanish brand Fina Ejerique, in 2016. 

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The Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace

It looks like little Louis also got to sport something handed down from his older sister as his white jumper in his solo portrait looks identical to the one Charlotte was wearing in her 1-month official portrait with George, also shot by Middleton back in 2015. 

It seems the duchess is a fan of tradition because she had her children pose similarly in the two sibling portraits. 

In just a matter of weeks, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be back out in the spotlight for uncle Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle. While Prince Louis will not be in attendance as he's still quite young, his brother and sister will most likely serve as a page boy and flower girl like they did for Pippa Middleton's wedding last spring. 

Crossing our fingers for adorable matching outfits!