Queen Elizabeth’s youngest grandchild, James, Viscount Severn bears a striking resemblance to Prince William at the same age

Queen Elizabeth’s youngest grandchild, James, Viscount Severn bears a striking resemblance to Prince William at the same age
Queen Elizabeth’s youngest grandchild, James, Viscount Severn bears a striking resemblance to Prince William at the same age

James, Viscount Severn, 14, watched over his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin in Westminster Hall on Saturday, alongside his cousins ​​Prince of Wales William, Prince Harry, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall , Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, and her sister, Lady Louise, 18. The 14-year-old royal, son of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is the youngest of the Queen’s grandchildren and shared the honor of watching over his casket, which has been in state for the past week.

Her parents were also seen at the ceremony, with Sophie seen wiping away tears as her children stood guard alongside the Queen.

For James and Lady Louise, the public display of mourning is powerful as he and his sister do not have royal titles. The Earl and Countess of Wessex chose not to give their children the titles of prince and princess at birth and largely kept them out of the spotlight, despite being active members of the Royal family.

PHOTOS: Queen Elizabeth’s 8 grandchildren watch over her coffin at Westminster Hall

And royal fans, seeing James in the public spotlight for one of the first times, couldn’t help but notice his striking resemblance to Prince William, the new Prince of Wales at this age. In fact, Prince William was just a year older than James when he walked behind the coffin of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, on September 9, 1997, aged 15.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 17: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Princess Eugenie of York and James, Viscount Severn (C) hold a vigil in honor of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall on September 17, 2022 in London. (Getty Images) // Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry and the Prince of Wales follow the coffin of Diana, Princess of Wales in September 1997. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)

Their hair, facial structure, and composure are strikingly similar.

The grandchildren’s wake was one of the last moments the Royal Family said goodbye before the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

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. young grandchild queen Elizabeth James viscount Severn a striking resemblance with prince William same age

. Queen Elizabeths youngest grandchild James Viscount Severn bears striking resemblance Prince William age

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