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Fans Divided over Which Royal Prince George Resembles as He Loses His 'Babyface' & Becomes a Young Man

Olawale Ogunjimi
Jul 22, 2022
10:55 A.M.
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After Prince William and Duchess Kate released a portrait of their eldest son Prince George to celebrate his ninth birthday, the post garnered a lot of comments. Most people noted their surprise at how fast George had grown and his changing physical traits.

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After the whirlwind romance of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which ended in a widely televised wedding, the couple proceeded to add kids to their family.

On December 3, 2012, St James' Palace announced that the pair were expecting their first child. The news was announced while Kate was still in the early stages of pregnancy, and she was feeling unwell with hyperemesis gravidarum and required hospital treatment.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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Thankfully, Kate got better during the latter stages of her pregnancy and finally gave birth to the couple's first child Prince George who weighed 8lb 6oz, on July 22, 2013, at 4:24 pm. The delivery took place in the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London.

However, the couple delayed announcing the birth of their child for hours, finally releasing an official statement from Kensington Palace around 8 pm.

Speaking about the moment she gave birth to her first child, Kate explained that the whole situation was an extraordinary one.

The British Prince William, Duke of Cambridge stands with his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and their son Prince George in the stands. | Source: Getty Images

The British Prince William, Duke of Cambridge stands with his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and their son Prince George in the stands. | Source: Getty Images

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The Duchess noted she wondered how the human body could do something so extraordinary and that George was very sweet. She was also relieved that he was a happy, healthy boy.

"I think, yeah, I did stay in hospital overnight, I remember it was one of the hottest days and night with huge thunderstorms so I didn't get a huge amount of sleep, but George did which was really great." the Duchess noted.

Now, as George gets older and learns the ways of the royals, his parents have been careful in handling him and his education, especially delicate information like his position in the line of succession.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend The Wimbledon Men's Singles Final at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2022 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend The Wimbledon Men's Singles Final at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2022 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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However, according to the royal biographer Robert Lacey, Prince William, and the Duchess sat their son down after he clocked seven in 2020 and at a suitable moment to inform him about his role.

The couple informed George of vital details about his royal life and future and what service and duty would particularly involve. Prince William and Kate took this step rather than risk George finding out somewhere else and getting confused.

According to Lacey, Prince William has not publicly disclosed how he told his son about his line to the throne, and maybe George will tell the story himself at one point in the future.

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PRINCE GEORGE'S GROWTH SURPRISED PEOPLE

Prince George is seen in a portrait taken by his mother the Duchess of Cambridge on holiday in the UK earlier this month on July 2022 in United Kingdom. | Source: Getty Images

Prince George is seen in a portrait taken by his mother the Duchess of Cambridge on holiday in the UK earlier this month on July 2022 in United Kingdom. | Source: Getty Images

With Prince George turning nine years old on July 22, 2022, Prince William and his mom Kate released a portrait of their eldest son ahead of his birthday.

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The picture, which was taken while the family was on holiday in the U.K. in early July, features George donning a blue polo shirt while widely grinning at the camera. In a statement released to accompany the picture, Duchess Kate and Prince William stated:

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share a new photograph of Prince George ahead of his ninth birthday tomorrow."

Kate Middleton with sister Pippa and Father Michael in Jerash, Jordan. | Source: Getty Images

Kate Middleton with sister Pippa and Father Michael in Jerash, Jordan. | Source: Getty Images

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The Duchess has served as the photographer for many of her children's pre-birthday portraits, and once again, she took this beautiful picture of George. They have also followed a tradition of releasing official portraits for every one of George's birthdays since he turned one year old.

Since the release of the picture On Twitter by the Kessington Place official page, it has garnered various comments from fans who are surprised by how George has grown and how his looks have changed with age.

Prince William At Guards Polo Club Being Comforted By His Mother, Princess Diana. | Source: Getty Images

Prince William At Guards Polo Club Being Comforted By His Mother, Princess Diana. | Source: Getty Images

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Twitter user @eleonoirebartoli commented on how George looks just like Prince William's twin, while @FionaMacintyre1 commented on how George looks like both his parents Prince William and Duchess Kate.

Meanwhile, @RachelTowns noted that as George grows older, he looks more mature, and she thinks he looks more like his mother, Kate.

Lady Diana Spencer (1961 - 1997) later the wife of Prince Charles, 1969. | Source: Getty Images

Lady Diana Spencer (1961 - 1997) later the wife of Prince Charles, 1969. | Source: Getty Images

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However, user @Katespillane55 registered that he had always believed George looked like his great-great-grandfather and namesake, King George; however, in the portrait, he resembled Prince William.

Also, user @EmiliaA37440110 stated that George looks just like his father, Prince William, and his grandmother, the late Princess Diana.

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George's bubbly and bright smile has been compared to his late grandmother's. However, user @LIW1967 declared that George looks like James Middleton, Duchess Kate's elder brother.

George and James have similar noses, foreheads, and athletic build, comparing their looks at around the same age.

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Twitter user @holly82649091 confessed waiting for the family to leave the Lindo wing after his birth all those years ago felt like yesterday, and it's unbelievable it has been nine years already.

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@momamcconnell admitted that George had lost his babyface and was now becoming a handsome young man.

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User @PhyllisKaskey wished George a happy birthday and lauded him as the future leader.

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After wishing George a happy birthday, user @KimberlyMCross praised Prince William and Duchess Kate for how they have raised their son as a perfectly normal nine-year-old and not just a future king.

GEORGE IS A CARING BIG BROTHER TO HIS SIBLINGS

Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte in the carriage procession at Trooping the Colour during Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee on June 02, 2022 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte in the carriage procession at Trooping the Colour during Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee on June 02, 2022 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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Although he is not a full-grown adult yet, Prince George has been taking on the responsibilities of caring for his siblings. According to reports, George is a hard worker, and although he sometimes needs encouragement, he is very smart and among the best students in his class.

"He is very protective of his younger sibling and goes out of his way to help his mother with the household chores, especially when it earns him extra time on electronics!" a source cited. George has also been described as normal, well-grounded, and sociable. The young prince is also very sporty.

 Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

He can talk for several hours about his favorite football players and plays cricket, rugby, and all sports, enhancing his relationship with his father, Prince William, who also shares the same passions.

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