Prince William's reaction to his own photo was priceless. The prince as a young boy was a spitting image of his daughter now.
It is believed that the naughty and rebellious Princess Charlotte takes after her grandmother, but when it comes to looks, she seems to be more like her dad. It is common for kids to look like their parent's childhood versions but Prince William was recently caught in a situation where he couldn't tell his photo apart from his daughter's!
Prince William and Kate Middleton were caught by surprise during a visit to Bradford's Khidmat Centre in West Yorkshire city. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were presented with a cake and cupcakes featuring images of their family during their visit on January 15.
While there, he met a baker, Siama Ali, who made a cake with multiple layers and intricate work on it. "There's a definite feeling of cake in Bradford. Seen a lot of cake today," William joked, according to Town & Country. He called her work "incredible." His wife, Kate Middleton, was equally impressed, and said the designs were "so clever."
Ali put the family's story into edible photos pictured in tiny frames that were propped up on the cake. She documented their love story through photos from the engagement, wedding, and their kids. In one of the frames, he saw a photo from his childhood that left him surprised.
"Is that me? Or is that Charlotte? Is that me?" he exclaimed while looking around to Middleton and Ali of Cup Caker Bradford. William continued, "Is that me? Oh my goodness that looks just like Charlotte, that is incredible."
The video of the incident was shared by royal reporter Emily Andrews on Twitter. It's not very audible but it sounds like the Duke of Cambridge asking his wife, "Doesn't that look like Charlotte?" And she responds, "It looks so much like Charlotte, that's so funny." You can also hear the Prince clearly say, "Oh my goodness."
Watch 👇🏻William was “wowed” when he saw Siama Ali’s amazing “William & Kate” cake. And he thought the picture of him as a baby was Charlotte “our little Lottie” he said, pointing it out to Kate. @cupcakerbradford on Insta, check it out! pic.twitter.com/4Yc2BeHljg— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) January 15, 2020
The photo that caught his eye was of him as a boy at Buckmore Park Playscape in 1992, aged 10, according to Daily Mail. The video ends with him complimenting the baker once more. "Amazing," he said. "Honestly, Mary Berry would be very impressed."
The resemblance between the father and daughter is quite uncanny. Both sport similar naughty smiles and laughter after all.
Ali took to Instagram later and said, "Will never forget their reactions I loved every second and was a honour to meet them. Kate shook my hand twice; the top tier and all framed cupcakes were packed for them to take. What a honour thank you to everyone for their love & support I cannot explain how I feel at the moment.. #dukeandduchessofcambridge."
Looks like they got themselves new fans!
Recently, the couple shared rare family photos on Mother's Day in the UK showing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children in Norfolk. The post included three more images and the message, "To mothers new and old and families spending today together and apart – we are thinking of you all at this difficult time."
The other photos were of Diana, Princess of Wales, with her children Prince William and Prince Harry, Carole Middleton with her daughter Catherine (Kate), and a handmade card from Prince George to his mother this Mother’s Day.
Prince William has spoken about fatherhood in the past and revealed that it has made him more emotional. "I never used to get too wound up or worried about things. But now the smallest little things, you well up a little more, you get affected by the sort of things that happen around the world or whatever a lot more, I think, as a father," he said during a chat filmed for the British TV documentary When Ant and Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years of the Prince's Trust, as per Hello Magazine.
"Just because you realize how precious life is and it puts it all in perspective. The idea of not being around to see your children grow up [is horrible]," added William. He had lost his mother Princess Diana when he was only 15 years old.