Internet agog over 'parallel' Palace balcony moment of Princess Charlotte and Princess Anne

Internet agog over 'parallel' Palace balcony moment of Princess Charlotte and Princess Anne
The 'Parallel' Palace Balcony Moments of Princess Charlotte and Anne Go Viral (Samir Hussein/Wire Image/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: People can't help see the similarities between young Princess Anne and Princess Charlotte after a video compared their balcony appearances at Buckingham Palace. The TikTok video captioned "Parallels," received more than 50,000 likes after it was posted by user "rainhaelizatbeh.

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Princess Charlotte, the 7-year-old daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton, like Princess Anne, is not a direct contender to the throne. However, the young princess often shows a great understanding of royal protocol and duty, much like her hard-working great aunt and she often coaches Prince George during public appearances. After Megxit, both Charlotte and her brother George, heir to the throne after Prince William, have been thrust into the limelight. 

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Members of the royal family have used the Buckingham Palace balcony for over a century, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Newsweek. This made the "parallels" even more striking given the same backdrop for the clips. In the viral video, Charlotte, at age 3, stands on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with other members of the royal family in June 2018 for the 'Trooping the Colour' event. The annual military parade and procession at London's Horse Guards Parade is followed by a fly-by executed by the Royal Air Force over Buckingham Palace to commemorate the sovereign's birthday.

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Charlotte is seen in the video loosing her balance and having her mother Catherine, the now Princess of Wales, steady her. Footage from Queen Elizabeth's coronation festivities in 1953 parallels this with Princess Anne tripping on the balcony before her father, Prince Philip, catches her.

Princess Charlotte may one day take on Princess Anne's title of Princess Royal (Max Mumby/Getty Images/Indigo/Getty Images)
Princess Charlotte may one day take on Princess Anne's title of Princess Royal (Max Mumby/Getty Images/Indigo/Getty Images)

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The only daughter of Elizabeth and Philip, Anne is also referred to as Princess Royal. The late Queen Elizabeth bestowed this unique title to her eldest daughter. Since there can only ever be one Princess Royal at a time, Anne received the title following the passing of her aunt Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood, a descendant of King George V and Queen Mary. Charlotte too will be qualified to succeed Anne as Princess Royal following her death and when Prince William becomes monarch.

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In 1953, Anne was 2 years old when her mother was crowned. She was deemed too young to attend the ceremony in Westminster Abbey, but her older brother Prince Charles, now King Charles III, did. The princess did, however, come on the balcony with her family members, which is where she slipped. 

One user commented on the heartwarming video, saying "princesses royal things". Another comment pointed out that both princesses stood "beside king charles" on the balcony in the video.

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