LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Prince Louis of Cambridge on the balcony during Trooping The Colour on Ju...
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Prince Louis Wore An Adorable Sailor Outfit Prince William Rocked Over 30 Years Ago

Prince Louis, 4, wore a sailor suit identical to the one his dad, Prince William, wore 37 years ago.

Prince Louis looks just like Prince William in new photos from June 2’s Trooping the Colour, the kickoff to Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. The 4-year-old royal made his carriage ride debut today, along with siblings Prince George, 8, and Princess Charlotte, 7, and he had the internet in tears with his adorable waves and funny faces. But the most delightful part was seeing just how much he looked like his dad.

Dressed in a blue-and-white sailor outfit, Prince Louis was hard to miss at the festivities. His outfit is identical to the one Prince William wore at Trooping the Colour in 1985, right before he turned 3. Pictures from the event 37 years ago show Prince William standing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace next to Zara Tindell (née Phillips), daughter of Princess Anne, and Lady Davina Windsor, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. In the photos, he is squinting in the sun, pointing out at the crowd and smiling.

Fast-forward to today, and Prince Louis could be Prince William’s twin! The 4-year-old has a similar haircut, matching facial expression, and the same sailor outfit. Both royals look so cute as little sailors, so it’s no wonder Prince William and Kate Middleton decided to carry on this tradition with their son.

Prince William wore a sailor outfit at Trooping the Colour in 1985, when he was 2 years old.Anwar Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images

Prince Louis watched the celebration today from the balcony at Buckingham Palace, joined by Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte.

Prince Louis wore the same sailor outfit as Prince William in 1985.Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images

At the 2019 Trooping the Colour, Prince Louis wore the same white-and-blue outfit that his uncle, Prince Harry, wore in 1986. At this event, Middleton is seen holding a 1-year-old Prince Louis as he waves from the balcony.

Prince Louis at Trooping the Colour in 2019, where he wore the same outfit as Prince Harry in 1986.Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

In pictures from 1986, Princess Diana is seen holding Prince Harry in the blue-and-white outfit, as he waves at the crowd from the Buckingham Palace balcony.

Princess Diana holds Prince Harry at Trooping the Colour in 1986.Tim Graham/Tim Graham Photo Library/Getty Images

Prince George has also re-worn outfits from Prince William. At the 2015 Trooping the Colour event, an almost 2-year-old Prince George wore the same all-blue outfit that his dad wore at the same event in 1984.

Prince George at Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Colour on June 13, 2015.Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

There is a very similar picture of Prince William and Prince Charles at the 1984 event, where an almost 2-year-old Prince William is wearing the same blue outfit and being held by his dad.

Prince Charles holds an almost 2-year-old Prince William at Trooping the Colour in 1984.Anwar Hussein/Getty Images

These royal fashions are preserved so well through the years. It’s so cool seeing the next generation honor their elders by rocking the same outfits!