Royal fans claim Prince George looks like his grandfather Michael Middleton

Royal fans noted Prince George is the spitting image of his maternal grandfather as he attended the memorial service for Prince Philip yesterday.

The eight-year-old Prince accompanied his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and his sister Princess Charlotte, six, at Westminster Abbey yesterday, to pay their respect to the late Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9 last year.

As photos of the event circulated online, royal watchers rushed to point out how much the blonde royal looked like Michael Middleton, 72.

One commented that George ‘is a mini Michael Middleton.’

Michael Middleton, 72, has always been a supportive figure in the royal family.  Pictured with his wife Carole, left and daughter Pippa attending the "Together at Christmas" community carol service put together by Kate Middleton last December

Royal fans noted Prince George, eight, is the spitting image of his maternal grandfather Michael Middleton, 72, as he attended the memorial service for Prince Philip yesterday in Westminster

‘Prince George looks like a blonde version of Michael Middleton,’ another said.

‘George is so much like his grandfather – Michael Middleton,’ a fellow foyal fan added.

‘In my opinion, George favors Earl Spencer and Michael Middleton in looks,’ another said, adding that his sister Princess Charlotte looks more like Prince William, 39.

Another agreed he was ‘all Papa Middleton,’ while another said he has the looks of his grandfather and the height of his father the Duke of Cambridge.

Royal fans were quick to spot how similar to his maternal grandfather George looked yesterday

Royal fans were quick to spot how similar to his maternal grandfather George looked yesterday

Regardless of who he takes his looks from, George made an impression on royal fans yesterday.

The well-behaved prince and his sister impressed with their quiet composition at yesterday’s service.

George – dressed as his daddy’s double in a suit and tie – looked sombre, perhaps because he understood the gravity of the situation.

The future king kept a straight face as he walked by his father’s side and was on his very best behavior throughout the service.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made the decision to bring their two eldest children to Westminster Abbey so they could pay their respects to their great-grandfather Prince Philip.

The service marks one of the important outings to date for the two young royals, both of whom enjoyed a close relationship with Prince Philip before his death at the age of 99 last April.

In contrast her eight-year-old brother George - dressed as his daddy's double in a suit and tie - looked far more sombre, perhaps because he had a better understanding of the gravity of the situation.

Prince George at Westminster Abbey today

In contrast her eight-year-old brother George – dressed as his daddy’s double in a suit and tie – looked far more sombre, perhaps because he had a better understanding of the gravity of the situation

Prince George looked serious in his navy suit (left) while Princess Charlotte was smiling at the people she passed

Prince George looked serious in his navy suit (left) while Princess Charlotte was smiling at the people she passed

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge held their children's hands as they made their way out of Westminster Abbey

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge held their children’s hands as they made their way out of Westminster Abbey

George and Charlotte were both on their best behavior and kept hold of their orders of service as they listened to people pay tribute to their great-grandfather and his extraordinary life.

Princess Charlotte wore a tartan dress, navy blue coat and black patent leather shoes for the service, and had a pretty ribbon in her hair.

George, who has made a number of outings with his parents at major sporting events in recent months, was his father’s double in a navy blue suit and tie.

The Queen has 12 great-grandchildren, 10 of whom were born before the Duke of Edinburgh’s death last April.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s other great-grandchildren are Princess Charlotte, six, Prince Louis, three, Lena Tindall, also three, and her one-year-old brother Lucas, Princess Eugenie’s one-year-old son August Brooksbank and Princess Beatrice’s daughter Sienna Mapelli Mozz, who was born in September last year.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children, Archie, two, and Lilibet, nine months, remain with the couple in California.

Seven of the couple’s eight grandchildren were also in attendance. Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, the Duke of Cambridge, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, all stepped out for a rare joined appearance. The only grandchild missing was the Duke of Sussex, who remained in California.

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