This photo of Prince George and the Queen has an adorable detail you probably didn't notice

Prince George has stunned fans that he looks 'same height' as his great-grandmother the Queen.

Prince George stuns fans
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Prince George has stunned fans with how much he has grown as they notice this adorable detail in a snap to mark his ninth birthday.

Prince George has stunned fans with how quick he is growing up as they spot this unexpected detail in adorable snap with the Queen.

The Cambridge youngster celebrated his ninth birthday last week, and to mark the occasion his great-grandmother the Queen shared a sweet snap of them stood together on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. 

Shared to the Royal Family official social media pages, it was captioned, "Wishing a very Happy 9th Birthday to Prince George!"

And surprised fans have commented on their disbelief at the child, who was aged eight at the time, being as tall as his great-grandmother. 

One fan wrote, "The fact he's the same height though.”

Another fan commented, "Anyone else shook that Prince George and The Queen are almost the same height? #PlatinumJubilee"

And a third fan noted how he's catching his mother Kate Middleton up in height, "Prince George is almost at shoulder height to his mom when she's in heels. He's not even hit puberty yet, he's gonna be super tall!"

But just two years since a portrait was published on Prince George, with his father Prince William and grandfather Prince Charles in which he can be seen stood on a step next to Her Majesty the Queen it appears that Prince George no longer needs the height boost as he is already close to towering over the Monarch.

And in 2016 he famously stood on top of a pile of black and blue coloured blocks tied with ribbon to raise his height to take part in a professional photoshoot to mark four generations for some new stamp portraits.

Photographer Ranald Mackechnie, said at the time, “He was absolutely charming, as you can see from the picture. You only have a short window of opportunity with small children, but Prince George was on good form and everyone seemed to enjoy seeing him enjoy the day.

“He was fascinated by my lights and all the kit, and he was quite happy standing on the blocks. I took maybe 80 or 100 shots, but when I saw this one I knew straight away that was it.”

Prince George's 'growing sense of maturity' has also been noticed as he turned nine.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)