After seeing a rare picture of Prince William wearing a beard, Royal fans let their imaginations take flight.
The image of the 14-year-old Duke of Cambridge smiling at the camera was recently shared on social media.
The Firm’s online followers have tried to highlight how similar William is to two of his historical ancestors.
Prince William was the first to sport his beard, and he took his family along on Christmas Eve 2008 to Sandringham.
Although the cause of his facial fuzz is not known, many believe he did so to hide his identity on a Special Boat Service mission.
Commentators noted that he was following his father’s lead, since Prince Charles had also worn a beard during Naval exercises in Alaska in 1975.
The photos were a mix of admiration for and disgust at the facial hair. Many users used the opportunity to tell how Prince William looked similar to several of his royal ancestors.
Many Twitter users noticed a striking resemblance with King George V’s great-grandfather.
One wrote: “WOW King George V Related for sure”This is his comparison to the King in his complete Naval uniform.
Another agreement: “The resemblance is uncanny”While someone else snorted: “George V vibes in a good way, of course”.
Others suggested, however, that there was another former monarch that Prince William looked more like — a young King Edward VII, back when he was The Prince of Wales in the 1860s/1870s.
One comment: “Somewhat reminiscent of his great-great- great grandfather, Edward VII”.
Another royal history enthusiast with keen eyes said that he looked just like Prince Alfred, Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh. “More Edward VII (1870’s) or his brother Prince Alfred than George V”
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