By Hanika Kashyap
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Royal fans have called Prince William the ‘spitting image’ of his late mother Diana after a video showing the uncanny resemblance between the two has gone viral online.
The viral video was posted by the TikTok account @AngelSkyFire which compares the late Princess with her son the Prince of Wales. “Prince William looks so much like his mother Princess Diana,” the user wrote in the caption of the post. The clip has amassed over 4.5 million views over the internet with the viewers commenting about Prince William doing the “famous Diana eye move.”
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In the first clip, a 16-year-old Prince William is seen holding his cousin and godson Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece and Denmark at his christening in 1999. While listening to the Greek Orthodox priest during the ceremony, the heir to the throne held a still expression as he slowly glanced up at the ceiling keeping his head down which the royal fans have dubbed the “Spencer look.” The video cuts to a clip of the late Princess of Wales making the exact same expression as the Prince with her eyes glancing up right beneath her bangs.
The video proceeds to compare the royal mother-son duo as a clip of an older Prince William giggling during the 2018 Royal Air Force service at Westminster Abbey comes up. It appears that the then-Duke of Cambridge, who sitting in the front row next to Kate Middleton, was filmed struggling to contain a smile as his uncle Prince Edward reportedly told someone in the ceremony to kneel down. The TikToker followed this up with an instance of Princess Diana flashing a similar smile as she is seen enjoying her time at a royal engagement in the 1990s.
“The resemblance,” wrote the owner of the TikTok account over the compilation video. The video was uploaded earlier this month and has garnered over 357,000 likes and over 1,000 comments with fans going wild over the resemblance between the late royal and her son. People also commented about how Prince William inherited Diana’s strong facial features including her cheekbones, as per the Independent.
According to the DailyMail, a user commented: “Like mother, like son!” While another wrote: “He’s her double!” “Looks like his mother completely!” a third comment read. “He’s so much like his mother,” another added. “He has her eyes,” a user noted.
This is not the first time the two royals were compared to each other. Earlier in 2022, royal fans found a photograph of the Prince of Wales sporting a half smile as he left Westminster Hall in the back of a car following the vigil for the Queen which resembled his mother Diana donning a similar face at an engagement shortly before her death in 1997.