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Princess Diana Is the Spitting Image of Her Father in New Colorized Photo Released by Her Brother

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Princess Diana’s brother recently shared a rarely seen photo of his father, John Spencer, and we can’t help but marvel at how similar Princess Diana and her father look. Given that they share a set of genes, this father-daughter resemblance shouldn’t be surprising — but we still can’t get over their almost identical appearances.

“Thanks so much @marinamaral2 for turning one of my favourite black and white pictures of my father into this beautiful colour image,” Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, wrote on Twitter. He also mentioned that he looked forward to meeting her at Althorp Literary Festival, which is an annual “celebration of the written word” that takes place at Althorp, the Spencer family home where Princess Diana is buried

At first glance, it’s apparent that Diana inherited her father’s piercing blue eyes — something you might have missed in the original black-and-white version. She also has her father’s blond hair. The only person we think looks more like John Spencer than the princess is her brother, Charles. Initially, we thought we were looking at a photo of a young Charles Spencer. 

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Princess Diana’s father, John Spencer, with his first wife in 1954. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, in 2009. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

In response to a comment about how similar Charles Spencer and his father look, Princess Diana’s brother gushed about his late dad. “He was: a gentle, kind, man without any pretentiousness. He was a loving father, and a man who enjoyed meeting people of every background. He treated everyone with great respect.”

The more we think about how Charles Spencer and Princess Diana look like their father, the more obvious it is that those same traits — the sparkling blue eyes and striking blond hair — are alive in Princess Diana’s grandson, Prince George. The adorable tot has the same angelic locks and the deep blue peepers as his grandmother, which is proof that Princess Diana still lives on.

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