Charlotte’s resemblance to great-grandmother the Queen

Princess Charlotte displayed a strong family resemblance to her great-grandmother the Queen as she started her first day at school.

The four-year-old, whose arrival at Thomas's Battersea was trending in the number one spot on Twitter, has been compared to a young Princess Elizabeth.

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Princess Charlotte on her first day (Aaron Chown/PA)

Images of the Queen at around the same age show the pair share similar eyes, nose, cheeks and mouth – but whereas Charlotte has long, dark, straight hair, the young Elizabeth had a mass of short, fair curls.

Princess Elizabeth
Princess Elizabeth (now the Queen) at the Royal Tournament, at Olympia, London in 1930 (PA)

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Prince Harry waves at the press on his first day at nursery school, Notting Hill, London, UK, 16th September 1987. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 16: Prince Harry looks at photographers with a pair of binoculars as he leaves on his first day at Mrs. Mynor's nursery school on September 16, 1987 in Notting Hill, London. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) takes her son Prince William to his first day at Mrs Mynor's Nursery School in London, September 1985. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
Prince William leaves Nursery School in London's Notting Hill, after his first day on September 24, 1985 in London, United Kingdom, With headmistress Jane Mynors, Diana, Princess of Wales, Charles, Prince of Wales, 24th September 1985. (Photo by John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)
Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) drop off their son Prince William on his first day at nursery school, 24th September 1985. He is attending Mrs Mynor's Nursery School at Chepstow Villas in west London. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Prince Harry on his first day at nursery school with his parents Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and his older brother Prince William, Notting Hill, London, 16th September 1987.(Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- JANUARY 15: Diana, Princess of Wales, takes Prince William to his first day at Wetherby School, welcomed by School Headmistress, Frederika Blair Turner ( right ), on January 15, 1987 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Prince and Princess of Wales and family outside Manor House at Eton College with housemaster Dr Andrew Gailey on Prince William's first day at the school, September 1995. Left to right: Princess Diana (1961 - 1997), Prince Harry, Andrew Gailey, Prince William and Prince Charles. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Getty Images)
ETON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 06: Prince William signs in on his first day at Eton College watched by his parents, he Prince and Princess of Wales and brother, Prince Harry on September 16, 1995 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince George accompanied by Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, southwest London on September 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLE (Photo credit should read RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince George accompanied by Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, southwest London on September 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLE (Photo credit should read RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 7: Prince George of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school with his father Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as they are met Head of the lower school Helen Haslem at Thomas's Battersea on September 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
PA NEWS PHOTO 8/6/92 THE PRINCESS OF LEAVES WETHERBY SCHOOL WITH PRINCE WILLIAM AFTER DROPPING OFF HER YOUNGER SON PRINCE HARRY. (Photo by Adam Butler - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 25: Princess Diana Taking Prince William And Prince Harry Back To Wetherby School For The Summer Term. It Will Be The Last Term For Prince William At His Pre-prep School In Notting Hill, London. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Prince William, On His Brother'S Prince Harry First Day At Wetherby School, In London. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
ETON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 2; Prince Harry arrives at Eton College,with his Father Prince Charles, to settle in before his first day, on September 2, 1998 in, Eton, United Kingdom..( Photo by UK Press via Getty Images )
WINDSOR- SEPTEMBER 2: (FILE PHOTO) Prince Harry, accompanied by his father, Prince Charles, meets headmaster John Lewis on his first day at Eton College on September 2, 1998 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
WINDSOR- SEPTEMBER 2: (FILE PHOTO) Prince Harry signs in on his first day at Eton College on September 2, 1998 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
WINDSOR- SEPTEMBER 2: (FILE PHOTO) Prince Harry, watched by his father Prince Charles and headmaster John Lewis, signs in on his first day at Eton College on September 2, 1998 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
The Prince of Wales walking to Cheam School in Berkshire. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
NEWBURY, ROYAUME-UNI - 18 DECEMBRE: Le Prince Charles quitte l'ecole Cheam pour passer ses vacances de Noel avec sa famille, me 18 decembre 1957, a Newbury, Royaume-Uni. (Photo by Keystone-France\Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Prince Charles, accompanied by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, meeting one of the two joint headmasters, Peter Beck, right, at Cheam School, near Newbury. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Prince Charles arrives at Cheam School in Berkshire to start his first term, and is introduced to the headmaster, Peter Beck, 23rd September 1957. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh accompany him. (Photo by Reg Birkett/Keystone/Getty Images)
1st May 1962: Prince Charles walking in the grounds of Gordonstoun School, Elgin, Scotland. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Prince Charles shakes hands with Robert Chew the headmaster of Gordonstoun School on his first day as a pupil there, 1st May 1962. He is accompanied by his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, who also attended the school. Location: Near Elgin, Grampian, Scotland, UK. (Photo by Hulton-Deutsch/Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images)
1st May 1962: Charles, Prince of Wales and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh being greeted by the headmaster of the Prince's school, Gordonstoun in Scotland. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 07: Princess Eugenie's First Day At Upton House School In Windsor. Her Sister, Princess Beatrice, Accompanies Her. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 07: Sarah, Duchess Of York Holding Her Daughter Princess Eugenie's Hand On Her First Day At Upton House School In Windsor. With Them Is Big Sister Princess Beatrice. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice (foreground) being taken back to Upton House School in Windsor after the summer break by her mother the Duchess of York and her sister Princess Egenie. (Photo by Tim Ockenden - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of York arriving at Upton house school with Princess Beatrice and Prince Eugenie. (Photo by Tim Ockenden - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 20: Princess Beatrice Holding A Painting As She Leaves Upton House Nursery School. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM SEPTEMBER 11: Sarah, The Duchess of York, with Princess Beatrice on her first day at Upton House School, in Windsor, Berkshire. on September 11, 1991, in Windsor, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
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Charlotte, who is fourth in line to the throne, spent time with her great-grandmother, whom she calls Gan Gan, during the summer when the Cambridges headed for their annual break on the Balmoral estate.

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Helen Haslem, head of the lower school greets Princess Charlotte (Aaron Chown/PA)
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Princess Elizabeth visits The Royal Tournament at Olympia in 1931 (PA)

The monarch leaves out little gifts for her great-grandchildren when they come to stay.

Charlotte is the highest ranking female in line to the throne, followed by Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie who are ninth and tenth in line.

Known for her confident, feisty side, cheeky Charlotte was spotted sticking her tongue out during the prize-giving at the King's Cup regatta last month.

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COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge having fun together after the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ahead of Cowes SailGP on August 09, 2019 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge having fun together after the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte look through a window at the prize giving after the King's Cup Regatta in Cowes, the Isle of Wight, Britain August 8, 2019. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge having fun together after the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Prince George (L) with Princess Charlotte (C) at The Royal Yacht Squadron during the inaugural Kings Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The Kings Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, Londonís Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Princess Charlotte attends the King's Cup Regatta on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Prince George and Princess Charlotte look through a window at the prize giving after the King's Cup Regatta in Cowes, the Isle of Wight, Britain August 8, 2019. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Princess Charlotte (C) at The Royal Yacht Squadron during the inaugural Kings Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The Kings Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, Londonís Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take part in The King's Cup Regatta, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Prince George attends the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte at The King's Cup Regatta, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte at The King's Cup Regatta, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take part in The King's Cup Regatta, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
The Duchess of Cambridge (2nd right) takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
The Duke of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duke of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duke of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
File photo dated 07/05/19 showing The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveiling the King's Cup Regatta trophy at the Cutty Sark, London.
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As a child, Princess Elizabeth was a sensible soul who was educated at home by tutors and disliked maths.

She was given the nickname Lilibet when she found Elizabeth difficult to pronounce, and was bright, well-behaved, methodical and tidy.

Elizabeth in 1931
Princess Elizabeth at a wedding in Balcombe, Sussex, in 1931 (PA)

One of Charlotte's middle names was chosen to honour her great-grandmother.

Her full title is Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.

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