Princess Charlotte resembles her late granny, Princess Diana. Here's visual proof

Princess Charlotte is adorable, fierce and strong, just like her grandmother, Princess Diana and it so happens that she looks a lot like her, too


                            Princess Charlotte resembles her late granny, Princess Diana. Here's visual proof

Ever since Princess Charlotte stepped out with her entire family during baby brother Prince Louis' christening, she has been praised for her poise and cheekiness. The little Princess dressed in blue melted hearts as she walked hand-in-hand with her dad, Prince William. Remember, how she made sure the photographers outside the Royal Chapel at St James's Church got her message - "You're not coming!"? The three-year-old did not drop her gaze.

Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in 1997 (Getty Images)
Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in 1997 (Getty Images)

But more than her charming glare, people all over the internet discussed the uncanny resemblance between her and late grandmother - Lady Diana. 

"How sweet! Princess Charlotte looks JUST like her late grandmother Princess Diana in adorable side-by-side photos!" a fan wrote on social media, while another highlighted that her smile closely resembles her grandmother. "She has her smile for sure. She also looks very much like Prince William who also looks like Diana," read a tweet posted by the fan. 

Princess Charlotte at Pippa Middleton's wedding and young Princess Diana (Instagram/ (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Princess Charlotte at Pippa Middleton's wedding and young Princess Diana (Instagram/ (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Another fan wrote, "I have been saying - for a while now - that Charlotte is going to look a lot more like Diana than anyone thinks.” However, long before people realized the uncanny resemblance between Charlotte and Diana, the second child of Prince William and Kate Middleton had a connection with Diana, and it all lies in the name that was chosen by her parents after her birth. Charlotte's full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, and it has a meaning which is connected to the family of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

There have been times when Princess Charlotte was compared with her great-grandmother The Queen. The name Charlotte holds importance on both sides of the family. Charlotte is a feminization of Charles, the name of the baby’s grandfather the Prince of Wales and at the same time, is a nod to her grandmother,  Carole Middleton. Charlotte is also the middle name of Kate's sister, Pippa Middleton. 

Princess Charlotte and Princess Diana (Instagram/ (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Princess Charlotte and Princess Diana (Instagram/ (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Charlotte's middle name, Elizabeth, as everyone knows, is also the name of her great-grandmother, the Queen. It was also the name of Queen's mother Elizabeth I. It is also the middle name of Kate and her mother and could not have been any more apt. Her second middle name, Diana is a nod to the Prince’s late mother. For a long time after Charlotte was born, there was a debate on what would the royal family chose as a name for the little Princess. 

Many royal fans believed that William and Kate would name their daughter Diana in honor of the late princess. However, that choice was debatable as Diana, known for her grace, was also known for the scandal that revolved around her marriage. Even her death in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris on 31 August 1997, also till date remains a mystery. Kate and William, however, found a way to keep it traditional and stayed true to their emotions.

Two days after the birth of Princess Charlotte, the Kensington Palace took to Twitter the name they had chosen for their princess. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana," read the tweet. There is no doubt that even though Princess Diana is not among us, Charlotte has many things to remember her by, just like we all do.