Royal fans on resemblance between Prince George and John Spencer

Royal fans on resemblance between Prince George and John Spencer

01/24/2023

George’s double! Royal fans go wild over resemblance between prince, 9, and his great-grandfather Earl John Spencer when aged 16

  • Charles Spencer shared a photograph online to mark his father’s 99th birthday
  • The image showed John, the 8th Earl Spencer, as a 16-year-old cadet in 1940
  • READ: Princess Diana’s brother shares a sweet photo of his grandfather in 1902

Royal fans have rushed to point out the resemblance between Prince George and his great-grandfather after a photograph of the late John, 8th Earl Spencer was shared online.

The current Earl Spencer, Charles, 58, who lives at Althorp House in Northamptonshire, took to his social media accounts today to mark his father’s 99th birthday.

He shared an image of John as a 16-year-old cadet in 1940 – and his followers couldn’t help but notice the likeness between the late Earl and his great-grandson, nine-year-old George.

On Twitter, the image was captioned: ‘On his 99th birthday, today, a glimpse of my father as a 16-year-old cadet in 1940. 4 years later he’d be Mentioned in Despatches for his role as a tank commander in the Normandy invasion.


Royal fans have rushed to point out the resemblance between Prince George (pictured right) and his great-grandfather after a photograph of the late John, 8th Earl Spencer (pictured left) was shared online

‘Photograph taken outside @AlthorpHouse ⁩ – which had much more ivy back then,’ added Charles, brother of Princess Diana.

Royal enthusiasts took to the comments, with one writing: ‘Yes. Prince George is 100% Spencer family.’

Another said: ‘The male genes are very strong in your family. It’s like you and little Prince George are so alike and you can see it also in this picture.’

It comes after the Earl unveiled a stunning portrait of his mother Frances Shand Kydd – and royal fans went wild for the family resemblance to Princess Diana.

The current Earl Spencer, Charles, 58, who lives at Althorp House in Northamptonshire, took to his social media accounts today to mark his father’s 99th birthday

Reaction: He shared an image of John as a 16-year-old cadet in 1940 – and his followers couldn’t help but notice the likeness between the late Earl and his great-grandson, nine-year-old George

Charles Spencer took to Instagram on Friday to share a painting of his late mother to mark her 87th birthday.

He explained in the caption that the image stands in his home’s library, surrounded by pictures of four of her children, adding: ‘My mother was born 87 years ago today, in Park House, Sandringham. 

‘On that very same day – 20 January 1936 – a few hundred yards away, in Sandringham House, King George V died. My mother died in 2004, when 68. Too young.’

Royal fans were stunned by the portrait, with many saying Frances appeared the double of Princess Diana. 

Princess Diana ‘s brother Earl Spencer unveiled a stunning portrait of his mother Frances Shand Kydd (pictured) – and royal fans went wild for the family resemblance to the late royal

One person wrote: ‘Very sad, too young. However, it’s plain to see where Diana’s beauty came from. She too was way to young.’

Another social media user said: ‘Wow. Diana obviously got her beauty from your mother. This is a lovely portrait.’

A third added: ‘She’s so beautiful. Diana definitely looks similar to her.’ A fourth wrote: ‘Diana’s beauty shows through your mum.’

The portrait captures Frances as a young woman, as she gazes out of the frame to the left. 

Charles Spencer , 58, who lives at Althorp House in Northamptonshire, took to Instagram on Friday to share a painting of his late mother to mark her 87th birthday

Princess Diana at the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom film premiere in 1984 in London

 

 

 

 

Reaction: Royal fans were stunned by the portrait, with many saying Frances appeared the double of Princess Diana

Diana and her mother (pictured together) had a rocky relationship and weren’t on speaking terms before her death in 1997

Frances, then 18, and the 8th Earl Spencer ‘Johnnie’, 30, married in 1954 before divorcing in 1969.

In 1968, Frances lost a custody battle for Diana, Charles and their sisters Jane and Sarah and tried in 1971 to regain custody from Johnnie Spencer, but lost once again.

The mother of Diana went to live with her new husband in Scotland after losing her first custody battle for her children, in which she was dubbed ‘the bolter’.

Princess Diana died at the age of 36 when the car she was travelling in crashed in a Paris tunnel on August 31, 1997.

Diana and her mother had a rocky relationship and weren’t on speaking terms before her death in 1997.

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