Princess Charlotte picked up this sweet habit from Duchess Catherine - have you spotted it?

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019
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Princess Charlotte seems to have picked up a particularly adorable habit from Duchess Catherine, as revealed in a recent video.

Some royal fans have previously noticed the way Duchess Catherine’s elegant style is often mirrored in some pretty cute outfits worn by her daughter Princess Charlotte. And now it seems like the young princess may have adopted another habit from her mother.

Last week, Duchess Catherine made an important video call appearance where she discussed the challenges teachers have faced during the pandemic. During the video, Duchess Catherine can be seen twisting her long ponytail. 

Whilst this is a charming move from the Duchess, it’s one that eagle-eyed royal fans might have seen before. Princess Charlotte twisted her own hair, similarly styled in a ponytail, on her first day at her school, Thomas’s Battersea, in September 2019.

Helen Haslem (right), head of the lower school greets Princess Charlotte as she arrives for her first day of school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England

Walking into the school with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and her elder brother Prince George to greet the head of the lower school, Helen Haslem, she could be observed carrying out this sweet habit.

This small move may not have been noticed by everyone. But the similarities between the Duchess and Princess’ hair-flipping habit were made even clearer on social media.

Fan account dofcambridge took to Instagram to share a video of mother and daughter doing this very thing. 

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In the caption, they highlighted this adorable similarity, writing: ‘Like mother like daughter, hair goals 💕 #duchessofcambridge #princesscharlotte

Whether intentionally or not, it seems like Princess Charlotte has closely observed her royal mother throughout the years. Already their matching outfit choices have delighted royal fans, with similar coats a particular favourite with mother and daughter across the years. 

With several significant royal events coming up later in 2021, who knows if we may get to see a side-by-side hair flip from Duchess Catherine and Princess Charlotte at one of these. 

We certainly hope so! 

Emma Shacklock
Senior Lifestyle Writer

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home,, and My Imperfect Life.