Charlotte and Louis wear Prince George’s hand-me-downs in royal family photo

Royal Family 2018 - Kate, William, George, Charlotte and Louis

It’s clear that despite the royal family’s immense privilege they are not averse to the odd hand-me-down in the name of cute tradition.

Wellies and woollies

Over the weekend the royal family released a delightful family photo featuring Prince William, Duchess Kate, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

The new portrait shows the Cambridge family looking relaxed and happy at their country retreat.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family,” a Kensington Palace rep posted on Instagram.

“The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall. This photograph features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year.”

We see Kate and William in matching jeans and plaid shirts, Kate’s paired with a grey knit and the future King braving the cold without a jumper.

Prince George is in a striped shirt, Wild & Gorgeous jumper and long pants – a rare treat – plus the Hunter boots favoured by the Queen herself.

Princess Charlotte is in a sweet shirt and pinafore (or possibly a skirt), cosy tights and cardigan by Fina Erjerique. The cardi is the same one Charlotte wore in her first official portrait with a newborn Prince Louis.

And speaking of the little prince … In this new shot, Prince Louis is wearing a delightfully cheeky grin along with a white Peter Pan collared shirt, baby blue jumper, navy shorts and navy tights – all by favourite royal label Amaia. Little Louis is growing up fast and looks so much like his mum it’s just not funny!


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So nice they wore it twice

So where are the hand-me-downs in this sweet image of the dressed-down royals?

Well, of course the cute cardigan Princess Charlotte is wearing is the very same one Prince George wore in the Queen’s 90th birthday family portrait back in 2016.

Take a look at the shot below – shared by the Royal Family on Twitter – to spot the cardi.

And the shorts worn by Louis in the new photo are apparently the same cute Amaia brand ones that Prince George wore in a portrait taken back in 2014. And it’s thought that the cute shirt was George’s too. (See photo below for proof!)

So thrifty, non?! 

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