In the photograph where he is seen smiling while leaving the vigil, Prince William's facial expression was reminiscent of his late mother, Princess Diana.
Many royal fans drew parallels between Prince William and his mother, Princess Diana after he was photographed leaving Westminster Hall on Saturday. The Queen's eight grandchildren, including the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex, stood vigil around her coffin at Westminster Hall. After the 15-minute ceremony, the 40-year-old royal was seen leaving in the back of a car. In the photograph where he is seen smiling while leaving the vigil, Prince William's facial expression was reminiscent of his late mother, Princess Diana, according to many.
One person tweeted, "I don't know why I keep being surprised that Prince William looks so much like his mother, Princess Diana." A second user observed how Prince William has strikingly similar features as his mother with the "same shape, nose, eyes, even the look." Another user chimed in about how he not only has her looks "but also her heart and charisma. Diana would be proud of the man he has become." One person resonated with others about Prince William taking after his mother's beautiful eyes and facial features.
Royal fans go wild over how much Prince William looked like his mother Princess Diana as he left the vigil at Westminster Hall https://t.co/sMpdFUGFFR— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) September 18, 2022
This isn't the first time William has been compared to his mother. Apparently one time a fan told the senior royal that he looked so much like his late mother and he responded with a polite joke. "I said to him, 'You look like your mum,' and he said, 'I think my mum was better looking,'" Linda Moore told Us Weekly. Another photo of Diana's oldest son wearing a full auto racing helmet was posted on his and wife Kate Middleton's Instagram page, causing fans to once again point out their similarities. One person commented, "Diana's eyes.....❤️" Another fan wrote, "I can see your mother's face and eyes here Prince William. It's uncanny she lives in you and would be so proud of you and your lovely family."
The day his mother died at the age of 36 in a car crash in 1997 still haunts the Prince even to this day. William, who was just 15 at the time, was in Scotland when he heard the devastating news. "Scotland is the source of some of my happiest memories but also my saddest," he said. "I was in Balmoral when I was told that my mother had died. Still in shock, I found sanctuary in the service at Crathie Kirk [church] that very morning and in the dark days of grief that followed, I found comfort and solace in the Scottish outdoors." The place brings bittersweet memories as the Prince explained that "the connection I feel to Scotland will forever run deep. And yet alongside this painful memory, is one of great joy. Because it was here in Scotland, 20 years ago this year, that I first met Catherine. Needless to say, the town where you meet your future wife holds a very special place in your heart."
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