Along with her wisdom and grace, the late Princess Diana has passed on quite a lot to her famous sons Prince William and Prince Harry. While they know how to keep us all smiling with their silly moments and funny expressions, just one glance at their photos will also tell you that they inherited their mother's good looks, from her striking blue eyes to her brilliant smile!
Of the two royals, Prince William appears to have most of Diana's facial features — and judging by the story this one fan shared after meeting him in person, he's well aware of where he gets his good looks!
“I said to him, ‘You look like your mom,’ and he said, ‘I think my mom was better looking,’” a retired teaching assistant revealed after she met the royal in Cornwall, the UK, in 2016.
But as much as he admired his mother's appearance, he never failed to remind the world of her philanthropic legacy and impact. "I applaud her for all her dedication and drive, and I think the infectious enthusiasm and all the energy she had really rubbed off on me for causes such as AIDS research in Africa," he once said.
And of course, it's no surprise that his brother Harry feels the same.
"We will do everything we can to make sure she's never forgotten, and carry on all of the special gifts and such that she had and that she portrayed when she was alive. I hope that a lot of my mother's talents are shown in the work that I do," he said.
Who looks more like Princess Diana?
While Prince William and Diana may share many physical features, Prince Harry and Diana share many personality traits. Despite her tragic car accident in 1997, Harry is doing all that he can to ensure the late Princess Diana is adequately remembered on his upcoming wedding with Meghan Markle. Meghan's engagement ring, for example, is made with two diamonds from Diana's personal collection.
“It is days like today when I really miss having her around and miss being able to share the happy news, but with the ring and with everything else that’s going on I’m sure she’s with us, jumping up and down somewhere else,” Harry said in a BBC interview last November.
In addition to the ring, Harry and Meghan's florist will be filling the chapel with garden roses (white roses were one of Diana's favorite flowers). There will also be more than a few guests who share Harry and William's love for their late mother, including Diana's younger brother, Earl Charles Spencer, and her two older sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes.
"All three siblings of Diana, Princess of Wales will be in attendance and Lady Jane Fellowes will give the reading," the palace said in a statement. "Prince Harry and Ms. Markle both feel honored that Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day."
Prince Harry may not be a Princess Diana lookalike, but he definitely embodies her spirit!
It's so heartwarming to see that Princess Diana's legacy continues to live on through her two boys — right along with her gorgeous looks! Scroll through the gallery below to see all the times Prince William and Prince Harry looked just like their mom!