Duchess Kate ‘loves’ that everyone thinks that Louis looks like her

The official birthday of the British Sovereign, The Trooping of the Colour, London, UK.

First off, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge participated in a little skit for Comic Relief, the theme of which was obviously about the coronavirus, quarantine and #ClapForCarers. Stephen Fry dusted off his beloved Blackadder character General Melchett and did a Zoom skit with Prince William, then William, Kate and all three Cambridge children “came out” and clapped for carers. Is it weird if I don’t believe that is the front door of Anmer Hall? I think they used a stunt front door. Here’s the video:

I’m absolutely shocked that William agreed to that script, honestly. Showing a touch of self-awareness and even allowing a “German” joke? I wonder why Kate wasn’t allowed to poke fun of herself too – it’s too bad, because of course she managed to wear a new frock AND new buttons for her part. As for Kate holding baby Louis, apparently Kate is particularly proud that she finally got a kid who looks like her!

When it comes to Prince Louis, the royal apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. In new pictures released to mark the 2-year-old’s birthday on Thursday, there’s a striking resemblance between mom Kate Middleton and her youngest child — something the royal mom has always happily acknowledged.

“Everyone always comments on how Louis is the spitting image of Kate,” a friend tells PEOPLE, adding: “She loves it and thinks it’s very sweet, she often jokes that he’s the only one of her kids who actually looks like her!”

While Louis has inherited the Middleton genes (he also bears a strong resemblance to Kate’s dad, Mike Middleton), Princess Charlotte is often compared to her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. In pictures taken by Kate to mark Charlotte’s fourth birthday last May, a playful Charlotte wore a plaid skirt and looked very much like a young Elizabeth.

[From People]

Y’all know I hate the “who do the royal children look like” conversation, which inevitably turns into some kind of nasty royal-flame war, like there’s one right answer. That being said, I was surprised by how much Louis takes after Kate. He really does have her eyes. I think Charlotte has Kate’s eyes too, but Charlotte is more a mix of Carole Middleton and the Queen. George looked so much like William as a baby, but nowadays George looks (to me) like an interesting blend of both families’ traits. I see some Mike Middleton, I see some William and I honestly see some of Prince Philip too.

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  1. Laalaa says:

    Louis always looks to me like he’s chillin’ all the time 😀 “you do your royal stuff, I’m just here chillin'”

    • minx says:

      That’s a great description of how Louis seems. Lol.
      And, of course Kate would love that people think Louis looks like her, who wouldn’t? He’s adorable. And better that than the Windsor genes.

      • Elizabeth says:

        The Middleton genes are FAR better than the Windsor genes! I frequently wonder how many generations it will take to breed out the genes. How many generations is Beatrice from Victoria? 6? She looks just like her, but she’s taller and red-headed.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      @Kaiser, as I said in the previous thread, IMO, George looks the most like his Grandpa Middleton. He has Michael Middleton’s nose, dark brown eyes and thick hair. Also the shape of his face is like Gramp Middleton’s. Other than that, George has the fair coloring of the Spencers, but the shape of his legs and his knock-knees are Windsor. Diana had long legs, but not the knock-knees. I believe George has some personality similarities to Diana too.

      FWIW, I do not see much resemblance if any in George to his father, William. Not even babyhood resemblances. Charlotte has more similarities to the young William in some of her expressions. The only possible similarity between Wm and George is the fair coloring which they both get from the Spencer side and maybe from Philip too. Other than the fair hair, there’s no way that George looks at all like Philip physically! Harry has some facial resemblance to Philip, but Prince George does NOT!

      I agree with the rest of your views on the Cambridge kids and who they look most alike.

  2. lemonylips says:

    Just have to say how much I enjoy Thursday evening clap. I’ve never seen all of my neighbours before; now I know my first two and we chat across the fence and people wear silly outfits and walk in front of the house and we all wave at each other. Police cars drive by and honk. There’s something so nice in those couple of minutes. Everyone looks so happy for those short moments and we’re all like – yeah we did one more week. It’s doing wonders for the community really.

    • Lara says:

      I agree, I didn’t think my street would do it as everyone keeps to themselves but people have really thrown themselves into it and it’s great to see different faces than just my husbands every day!

    • Amy says:

      That is lovely- do you only do the clapping once a week? Or was this big event new?

      • Yamayo says:

        Clapping is every Thursday night.
        The idea started in Italy and France and has been done throughout Europe.

        Last night was a special charity event that started at 8PM (usual clapping time).
        It was a Comic relief special and it as mentioned in another comment it raised 27 million pounds, which will be matched by the government.


      • Amy says:

        Ok- yeah here we clap every night at 7 and I thought the video that the Cambridge posted was just so touching.

      • Elisa says:

        We clap every night at 6 and I have also started tipping the staff in the supermarkets in my neighbourhood. It makes them feel good and me as well. 🙂

      • Lady D says:

        We are supposed to sing Oh Canada at noon on Sundays, but with 4 time zones I have no idea who’s noon we are supposed to be using.

      • Prayer Warrior says:

        North Vanc, BC Canada: we “clap” EVERY night at 7:00 p.m. banging pots and pans on our balconies and patios. I’ve been singing O Canada every morning at 7:00 a.m. on our patio, on our own time zone (Pacific Daylight Savings Time), but so far no one has joined in. I wish my eyesight was better because I wave and see folks waving back, but I cannot see who they are so if we met on the street I still wouldn’t recognize them.

    • Malificent says:

      In Colorado, we howl like wolves every night at 8:00, so that everyone can know that they are still part of the pack.

      • Prayer Warrior says:

        I LOVE this!!!

      • minx says:

        OMG that is genius. We all howl to get our dog howling, it’s fun to watch. He would love that!

      • Babz says:

        That’s awesome! I lived in Colorado for 14 years, and I miss it!

      • sarphati says:

        That is lovely! We spend every summer in the Collegiate Peaks but not this year. The State has understandably discouraged tourism in the wake of the virus. The cottage we stay in will remain unrented indefinitely says the owner. Its the right thing to do.

    • minx says:

      Examples of kindness and selflessness get me very emotional these days. Every fcuking day we’re exposed to the Trump/McConnell/GOP meanness, selfishness and ignorance.

      • Snap Happy says:

        I totally agree. The moments of humanity and community I see keep me going. I can’t bear to watch his press conferences. The Governors (NJ) in are area are doing a terrific job keeping us informed and positive.

  3. Annie .. says:

    It’s definitely Ammer Hall. I saw photos last night on Instagram of AH before and after the renovations, and there’s no doubt that the clapping moment was filmed at their Norfolk’s home.

    Also, I was reading that one of the newspapers (I think it was The Times) explained that it was shot by a cameraman from a distance, and it specifically said it was AH

  4. Rae says:

    Definitely the one that looks the most like her.

    I may not be huge fans of his parents, but Louis is a very cute toddler. He’s going to be a heartbreaker when he’s older.

    Hopefully they’ll all inherit mum’s hair genetics (I think it’s maternal, isn’t it?).

    • Aria says:

      No it pass from father too. If the father has the son will confirm get the bald.


      • Rae says:

        Ah, fingers crossed for him then.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        The father being bald may contribute if the mother’s father also has pattern baldness. With Kate’s father having a thick, full head of hair, I personally do not think the Cambridge boys have too much to worry about.

        They might possibly experience a bit of thinning perhaps when they advance past their thirties and forties, but certainly not the full-on fug ugly balding (with the penis-shaped head to boot) that William began inheriting in his late 20s! That’s because Diana’s Dad had some balding, and her paternal grandfather had worse balding. Not sure about Diana’s mother’s side in that respect.

        So the Spencer side coupled with the thinning in spots on the Windsor side did in both William and Harry, but especially William. Harry’s baldness is at the middle top and middle back of his head, so it doesn’t look as bad on him from a front view.

  5. Lara says:

    I liked it in the video when they came out to clap and Charlotte started straight away then looked at George like come on now – start clapping!

    • ravynrobyn says:

      @ LARA I went back to see that–Charlotte is a hoot and a firecracker to boot!

      In Northern CA-sobbed like a baby watching this sweet sweet video then cried more reading about everyone’s experiences while clapping. Love to all 🥰

  6. Toniko says:

    Watched a lot of Diana’ videos and pics from 80-90s recently and Charlotte looks exactly like young Will – a spitting image.

    • Yamayo says:

      That video was lovely! Blackadder is the best… it was well done, and good to see Charles and Camilla in there as well.

      The charity event last night raised 27 million pounds, and the government has agreed to match it.

      It’s nice to see some appreciation for the NHS. I have a child with a chronic medical condition and the care we have received over the years has been fantastic.

      • Some chick says:

        <3 the NHS. The US would do well to do similar… not that they ever would do a thing like that for us peasants. We mock the BRF but Britian takes care of its own.

    • VKES says:

      definitely. and she looks a lot like Sarah Chatto as well. Charlotte’s looks are very Windsor.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        I’ve always thought she was the image of Sarah Chatto, too…VERY Windsor, with Will’s “mannerisms”. George is pure Mike Middleton to me, with Spencer coloring, and Lou is all Kate, esp. the eyes (look at the pics of her as a 3 yr old).

        All beautiful children.

      • Tessa says:

        Sarah Chatto takes after her father Snowdon. She did not take after her Windsor mother in looks and there is no Armstrong Jones DNA in Charlotte. As Charlotte gets older she looks more and more like Grandmother Carole. I never saw a resemblance to Chatto and I hope she never does look like her. Chatto has a more defined mouth and chin. Charlotte has other bloodlines: Goldsmith, Spencer, Middleton,

      • VKES says:

        Charlotte has the big Windsor mouth you see on William and Zara in the younger generation, amd both Sarah Chatto and her brother (I don’t see it in their dad, I see it from their mom): https://images.app.goo.gl/neczh6DaAeGppAEv7

      • Tessa says:

        Sarah Chatto and her brother and half siblings look so much like snowdon. Sarah never looked much like her mother. I compare the photos of them when both were young women.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Charlotte surely bears a resemblance somewhat to Sarah, which comes from Sarah’s bit of resemblance to her mother, Margaret, who strikingly resembled the Queen. So that’s why Charlotte would seem to resemble Sarah.

        To be honest, Sarah also looks a bit like her father, 1st Earl Snowden (Tony Armstrong-Jones), while her brother, David, is almost a spitting image of Tony.

        So whatever resemblance Sarah and Charlotte may have comes from the slight Windsor features they both inherit.

      • Tessa says:

        Margaret was more beautiful than the Queen IMO when she was younger. She had more Windsor features than Bowes Lyon. Her health was ruined by excessive smoking. Margaret had beautiful portraits taken of her when she was in her early twenties. I don’t know if her granddaughter via her son has inherited some of Margaret’s features. Her children are mostly Antony Armstrong Jones in looks IMO.

  7. ARBELIA says:

    The door is from Anmer hall , but it’s the back door , not the front door ( which thas two panels , is white and is surrounded by columns). Maybe it was more practical to use the back door than the front door because of the columns. Personnaly i also don’t like the front door .


  8. Sofia says:

    George looks like both of them. Charlotte is more Windsor/Spencer with some MIddleton mixed in. Louis is MIddleton with some Windsor/Spencer mixed in.

    Can’t wait to see what they grow up looking like once they’re adults

    Not a fan of the parents (and I’ve made that very clear) but it ends at the parents and parents only. These kids didn’t ask to be born so until they’re grown up and making their own mistakes, they’re innocent.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      George looks like Michael Middleton, except he has the fair coloring, which is Spencer and maybe his hair coloring also comes from Philip. Plus, George has Windsor knock-knees. Other than that, I don’t see any Windsor in George’s looks. George’s eyes are dark brown, which comes from the Middleton side.

      Note also that neither George nor Louis were born with those too close together eyes that Charles and Harry have, which they both get mainly from Philip.

      Kate looks like a mix between her father and her mother, so Louis is taking after both Carole and Michael combined too. I don’t see any Windsor, nor much Spencer in Louis.

  9. Amy says:

    I am sure Kate does love the idea of Louis looking like her I mean they are her children and you want to see yourself in your kids (I assume i don’t have kids)

    I watched this on instagram and found it really charming with Steven Fry and William, absolutely charming. I thought it was great he poked fun at himself and they did this for their care workers.

    While I thought the part with William and Steven and the Cambridge family was fun- the overall video was fantastic and did make me tear up. Seeing all the citizens out in the street celebrating the key workers (and I like they said key workers) and the music they used. it was just touching and I fully admit to tearing up.

    I saw a comment above that it was a charity even and raised a lot of money that the UK gov is matching and I just think the entire thing is fantastic.

    • Becks1 says:

      I freely admit that I love that both my boys look so much like me, lol.

      • Amy says:

        I’m a clone of my mom and shell make a point to say it constantly. I think its normal and sweet. To me it just says you’re proud of your kids

    • Tessa says:

      William looked mostly like Diana as a child, now I see a lot of Charles in him. Down to the same expressions.

    • Nicole says:

      I totally get it…..I preen a little when people say my grand daughter looks like me. Granted she also looks like my daughter’s mini me… but still. Lol

    • DarlingDiana says:

      The whole thing was charming. William and Stephen did a good job. The Cambridge family look happy together and Charlotte is a real standout for me. These things with people cheering, being, silly, and just being united always makes me teary.

  10. Becks1 says:

    I like the clapping for carers thing, some areas here do it as well and I think it’s nice and supportive for the healthcare workers. If last night raised money for charity that’s even better.

    That said….the body language between Will and Kate was….interesting. And Charles and Camilla looked so awkward lol. Someone on twitter said you can hear Charles say “this is absurd” and I listened closely and it does kind of sound like that.

    • Aria says:

      Windsor are desperate for positive pr . I think Sussex lawsuit makes those smear campaign houses nervous. Even William thrusting his kids for pr constantly which is against their usual policy when it comes to children. We will see more of their kids in coming years because they are the face of monarchy and they have to show their kids to sell papers. I come across dan Wooten and how he blackmail this morning show host to come out as gay and give exclusively to the sun . Dan Wooten has future future king of uk by his balls. British tabloids have the power to destroy the monarchy if they want to. They are one responsible for trump and Brexit. But they want brf to provide content and they practically bully them for their content .

      • MrsBump says:

        The British tabloids are responsible for Trump??

      • Aria says:

        Mrs bump British tabloid is owned by rupert Murdoch who owns fox too. Check out all the articles about trump in those tabloids. Trump practically bullied uk government to have state dinner and all those tabloids backed him. Those tabloids hate Obama’s and hilary. Check out their articles on politics. Many american conservative read dailymail . Because there only hand full of paper which is pro Republican.

      • MrsBump says:

        Please most tabloid coverage in the UK of Trump, even in the DailyMail, isn’t that positive.
        The British tabloids are vile, but Americans are responsible for Trump. You dont need republican newspapers when you have your president appearing on Fox & Friends or whatever that show is called.
        As the saying goes, every country has the government it deserves, if Americans want to beat Trump, they can start by taking accountability for his election.

      • Amy says:

        they participated in a national charity event to raise money for COVID- this wasn’t about them it was about the Key Workers and apparently raised 27million pounds. I can’t imagine they care at all about lawsuit.

      • Tessa says:

        Piers criticizes Trump one day and praises him to the skies the next. He can’t make up his mind.

      • Becks1 says:

        oh they definitely care about the lawsuit. I don’t think that’s why they participated in this, but they definitely care about it.

      • Kkat says:

        F off mrsbump
        We did take accountability for our election and voted in hiliary.
        But because of the current Senate that is majority corrupt and illegal interference in our election even though hilliary won the vote it went to the orange shitstain.
        And the propaganda media Fox news that is owned by Murdock, so she is right in a way because the guy who owns a big chunk of British media is running things.

    • Nic919 says:

      It is interesting that even knowing they are being filmed that their body language remains so distant. They probably haven’t had to be in the same place for so long in many years.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Yeah, Will looks like he couldn’t be bothered to do this and Kate looked a bit tense even with her usual game face on. No acknowledgement of each other whatsoever.

      • Aria says:

        Where is body language expert ?? Oh wait they will come out of woods when it’s about Sussex. Its really interesting that cambriges allowed to see their house after all these years. Also she has new hair color. In ireland this is not her hair colour. How long the hair colour last ??

      • Amy says:

        Kate looked happy and more then willing to do it. She looked a little awkward holding Louie and clapping but that was it.

        You all are reaching to fit a narrative you want to be true.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        @Amy, you shouldn’t be throwing stones in a glass house. The other day you were quite insistent on arguing that Meghan only wanted positive press, even when multiple posters asked how you even came to that conclusion and explained the purpose of the letter.

      • Becks1 says:

        I’m not reaching. William looked like it was the last place he wanted to be and Kate moved aside very obviously when he came at the door so they didn’t touch. If it was just this one video, then whatever, but every time we have seen them over the past few weeks/months they look very awkward together.

      • Harper says:

        What is the deal with Wills’ face? Can’t he even clap for twenty seconds without looking over it already?

        Saw a comment somewhere that it looked pre-recorded as it was too bright out to be at 8pm. Don’t know if that’s true or not.

      • Amy says:

        @Beach Dreams- I never said Meghan only wanted positive press I said that is how the statement sounded that they were only going to only work with Friendly outlets. This is where you are reaching- i have said a lot of positive things about Meghan and Called out a statement I felt was inappropriate. I say positive things about Kate and just slammed the amount of money she spent on clothes for Ireland. It’s called judging each action on their own and not based on how I feel about a person as a whole. I can do this because I like both women but realize neither is a saint or perfect.

        Also I would never comment on someone’s marriage as I am not in it. But in my life experience often those who are super touchy feely and lovey have terrible marriages and those who look distant in public are actually quite close. I have seen the other way too but since we aren’t in it we don’t know.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        LOL okay Amy. You’d “never comment on someone’s marriage” but you still felt the need to put that statement out there and make insinuations about the Sussexes’ marriage versus the Cambridges’ marriage. Own up to your opinions instead of half-assing it and hiding behind comments like “it just looks/sounds like this” and “I’d never comment on this issue, but…”.

      • Marie says:

        @Amy, what an odd statement of being touchy feely is a sign of a doomed marriage. My husband and I have been married for over 13 years and together much longer. We are very affectionate and touchy feely. Your analysis is off. If your not IN the marriage don’t make claims like that.

      • Kkat says:

        Amy is a huge obvious troll with a very obvious agenda.
        And in a Cambridge thread she just couldn’t help herself and just had to bash H and M
        Obvious troll is obvious indeed

      • panda says:

        @Amy Will and Kate have never had the true love that Harry and Meghan have. They can’t keep their hands off each other because that’s how it is when people really connect. People are so jealous of their love story.

  11. CrystalBall says:

    A new dress, a blowdry, full tv makeup – Kate is getting a lot out of Thursday night clapping.

    • Züri says:

      I was struck by the same things with Kate and found the coordinated/ matchy, not casual family outfits a bit much at this time. William couldn’t look less enthusiastic if he tried.

  12. yinyang says:

    So every thursday at 8 they’ll come out and clap, and much needed taxpayer funds will fork over 40 mill a year, emperors new clothes if I ever saw one. Many celebrities have been putting on specials for the covid crisis. BTW Kate looks botox and blowout perfect, at a time of crisis she’s never looked better. Keep hustling Will!

    • aria says:

      yes, that’s what I’m saying. Her hair looks darker and blown dry with perfect eye trimming.

      • yinyang says:

        Well now that she mastered photography maybe she’s moved on to hairstyling, lol.

      • Becks1 says:

        Her hair definitely looked darker in the video yesterday, maybe it was just the light though.

      • yinyang says:

        It’s obvious Kate isn’t doing her own hair though, look at hubby and kids their hairs haven’t changed since the lockdown trim on side high on top, someone is doing their upkeep it’s not on the mom like it is for regular folks. This pandemic is showing the disparity.

  13. MJM says:

    Disappointed Stephen Fry would give William the time of day tbh.

  14. Guest with Cat says:

    I appreciate that William gave it a try with Stephen Fry. The skit was cute and William did better with it than I would have expected. If Britain is stuck with him as future future king, it’s good he’s making some effort and participating in these things. He did look out of it during the clapping part, but he’s got the most awkward resting bitch face I have ever seen on a man.

    Kate looks good in the video and I don’t know why people seem to have a problem with that. It would be rather controversial if she came out dressed like I am during this lockdown: scruffy t-shirt, loud pajama pants and bright fuzzy socks, with light brown colored hair with a huge black and gray stripe down the middle.

    She’s going for the British June Cleaver look and she’s succeeding. It is what it is. We are criticizing a tuna for being a fish. And the British tabloid press and their vocal supporters made it clear they wanted their fish. They ran off anything that wasn’t a fish and nobody spoke out as loudly in favor of something else. No sense complaining now that fish is all that’s for dinner. At least the tuna has nice sparkly scales.

    I think the lockdown has affected my mind. I also think I miss sushi. Yeah, I definitely miss sushi. Sigh.

    At least I still have pizza.

  15. Universe says:

    He is one cute baby. Handsome little man.
    He looks like Kate for sure.

    Wonder how he will be treated once he is grown.

    The spare to the spare.

  16. SJR says:

    Prince looks just like his Grandpa Middleton, IMO.

  17. Awkward symphony says:

    A lot say that he looks like Mike but I think he’s a mix of Charles and mike. He’s a cute baby. We’ve seen alot more of him than we did of Charlotte and George when they were little. It’s clear that cambridges have changed their media policy since the Sussexs set up their own household. Just look at how we’re now getting BTS “Instagram vs Reality” posts thanx to ex Sussexs social media staff David 😏

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      I don’t see any of Charles’ looks in Louis, sorry, not sorry! Just because Louis has the dark hair — fyi that comes from the Middleton side mostly.

      • Tessa says:

        Louis has the more prominent eyebrows. I think he will look like his Grandfather Middleton and his Uncle James when he grows up.