The 14-year-old, who recently appeared on social media, can see the unusually cute Duke of Cambridge smiling at the camera.
The Firm’s online followers sought to show how similar William is to his two historical ancestors.
Prince William made his beard debut in 2008 when he went with his family to a Christmas morning church service in Sandringham.
Although the reason for his face has not been confirmed, some believe he grew up trying to disguise his identity during a special boat service mission before he joined the RAF.
Commentators also noted that he followed in his father’s footsteps, as Prince Charles also had a beard during a 1975 naval exercise in Alaska.
In photos with admiration and contempt for facial hair, many users took the opportunity to explain how much Prince William looked like several of his royal ancestors.
Many on Twitter saw a striking resemblance to his great-grandfather, King George V.
One wrote, “Wow, King George V, bound accurately,” comparing it to a photograph of the king in full military uniform.
Another agreed, “The resemblance is amazing,” and someone else jokingly said, “Of course, George V feels good.”
Others have suggested that there was another former monarch to whom Prince William was more like the young King Edward VII when he was Prince of Wales in the 1860s and 1870s.
One of them commented: “Something reminiscent of his great-great-great-grandfather Edward VII.”
Another eagle-eyed royal history enthusiast said he looked like Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, and wrote: “More of Edward VII (1870s) or his brother Prince Alfred than George V”
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