Prince George birthday photos: How George’s style mirrors the way Diana dressed William

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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, captured two pictures of Prince George to mark his seventh birthday on Wednesday. But the future king’s wardrobe has a striking resemblance to his father’s childhood style.

One of the portraits shows Prince George smiling while wearing a khaki polo shirt with his hair neatly combed.

The second picture portrays the young royal dressed in a faded camouflage t-shirt with windswept hair.

Both images nod to the Royal Family’s history and echo a similar style to how Princess Diana dressed her son Prince William during his childhood.

Prince George’s camouflage t-shirt hints towards the Royal Family’s military links and his father’s own childhood wardrobe.

When Prince William was four, he was photographed climbing on a frame at Highgrove wearing the uniform of the parachute regiment.

Another photograph taken on the same day shows Prince William and Prince Harry sitting on a step in matching army outfits.

These early shots of the young brothers foretold their military destiny.

It is likely Prince George will follow in the footsteps of his royal relatives by serving in the army, navy or RAF himself.

When he ascends the throne, Prince George will become head of the armed forces although nothing is precisely planned at the moment.

The Duchess of Cambridge has smartly taken the military tradition by giving a subtle hint in Prince George’s birthday portraits.

The camouflage t-shirt gives the military hint in a relaxed fashion.

Prince George’s khaki polo also mirrors how Princess Diana dressed a young Prince William.

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In the summer of 1988, when the Duke of Cambridge was six, he was photographed multiple times wearing Lacoste polo shirts with smart shorts.

Prince George’s polo shirt emulates Prince William’s early style but in a more relaxed way.

Rather than a Lacoste polo, Prince George’s shirt is from the fashion retailer Mango.

Both of Prince George’s outfits are ideal for the homeschooling life at Anmer Hall in Norfolk where the Cambridges have been isolating since the start of lockdown.

The last photographs of the Cambridges were released for Prince William’s birthday in June.

The images show the three children, Prince George, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte, playing with their father in the garden at Anmer.

The royal children were also pictured with their parents for the weekly Clap for Carers to thank NHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have both joked about homeschooling their children during lockdown.

In an interview the Duchess mentioned the book Spider Sandwiches by Claire Freedman.

She said: “George gets very upset because he just wants to do all of Charlotte’s projects.

“Spider sandwiches are far cooler than literacy work.”

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