He may have inherited his mother’s eye colour, but otherwise Prince George is very much his father’s son, as the world had a chance to see yesterday when he arrived in New Zealand.
The eight month-old future king bore a striking resemblance to Prince William at a similar age when he, too, visited Australasia with his parents.
There’s a saying that a baby will look like its father. On the grounds that those that do so will get more male parental attention and thus be more likely to survive. The background being that looking like one’s father lessens the suspicion that there’s a cuckoo in the nest.
Which is great providing that the presumed father is indeed so. And it’s rather built into this idea of primogeniture that we do rather hope that this is so in this case.