Certain fashion trends — shoulder pads, drop-crotch pants — seem to haunt closets around the world like a sartorial ghost trapped in purgatory. Wishing them away doesn’t work — they just keep reappearing every couple decades, like they’re baked into the global fashion cycle.
If you’re the son of a Royal heir, some styles are going to be a part of your world whether you like it or not. For Prince George, a handful of his fashion choices are throwbacks to the ’80s, and not just any trend from said decade, but ones that his pa, Prince William, wore back in the day.
Most recently, at the christening for his baby brother, Prince Louis, George donned a mini replica of the outfit that William wore to his baby brother’s same celebration around three decades earlier.
It’s so adorable and so matchy-matchy it hurts. Pint-sized Prince George looks cute as a little button in his navy blue shorts and white top with Peter Pan collar and blue piping around the sleeves. It’s almost as if the world should be voting Who Wore It Better, but when it comes to little boys in knee-length shorts and cotton tops, it’s impossible to choose.
Cute as these looks might be, it’s far from the first time that William and George have been caught twinning. After Harry’s birth in ’84 William was spotted leaving the hospital dressed in a red shorts and a white and red embroidered top. It’s pretty much the same outfit that George was wearing at his little sister Charlotte’s christening in 2015.
How many matching outfits does this father-son duo have!? Usually it’s parents dressing siblings in matching outfits, not parents dressing their kids in looks they wore when they were that age. Either way, incredibly cute.