Freddie Minnis, 11 months, from Essex, has recently achieved what every one year old dreams of… He’s been awarded the honourable title of the world’s first professional Prince George lookalike.
Freddie, who was born only four days before the royal prince, beat hundreds of hopefuls to the title in the competition ran by baby gift retailer My1stYears.com.
Freddie has already modelled the retailer’s ‘Crown Collection’, launched prior to Prince George’s upcoming first birthday, and will be seen in new ranges in the coming months.
Daniel Price, from My1stYears.com, said, ‘As soon as we saw the photos of Freddie we could see the resemblance instantly.
'Like the young prince, he's a natural in front of the camera and was a pleasure to work with. We had hundred of mums and dads contact us with pictures of their sons who resemble the Prince and it was tough to select just one.
'The thing that made Freddie stand out was the closeness in age and the fact he's so similar to George in other ways too.’
Little Freddie’s rise to royalty (well, kind of) began when family friends pointed out his resemblance to Prince George following the royal couple’s visit to Australia.
Mum Carly Minnis confessed she had never noticed the similarities until she saw all the TV coverage of the family’s trip down-under. ‘George was dressed in clothes similar to those Freddie wears and they seem to have the same temperament,’ said Carly.
According to his mum, the similarities between George and Freddie don’t just end in looks. ‘If he isn’t doing what he wants, he has a very cute pouty, sulky face. He’s also obsessed by our family dog Minnie, just like George appears to be with Lupo.’
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June 16th 2014
Kate and Wills’ son was the picture of royal ease as at a polo match in June as he showed the world that he’d mastered the art of walking. And for a mum who’s getting used to her fast-moving baby, Kate looked incredibly un-frazzled. [REX]
April 25th 2014
Sporting a red cardigan and red and white striped shorts, the royal baby looked incredibly dapper as he said goodbye to Australia as his family completed their royal tour. [REX]
April 20th 2014
George (apparently protesting a little) arrived at the RAAF base Fairbairn in Canberra, Australia, in a knitted blue cardigan and shorts.
April 20th 2014
Prince George looked like he had a great time at a zoo in Sydney as he was introduced to a bilby – named especially after him. [REX]
April 16th 2014
Kate, Wills and George flew to Wellington, New Zealand, as part of their tour where the wind played havoc with Kate's hair while George stayed very calm and cool. [REX]
April 16th 2014
Arriving in Australia for their 10 day tour of the country, Kate looked as incredibly flawless as always. But George proved to be just as stylish as his mum in a nautical romper that instantly sold out. [REX]
April 17th 2014
The royal baby added to his toy box while touring Australia with his parents – with a massive toy wombat. [REX]
April 9th 2014
We loved seeing the photos of Prince George enjoying his first official play date. The tot spent time playing with other babies his age during an event at Government House as part of the royal tour. [Getty]
April 7th 2014
Touching down in New Zealand for the first leg of their royal tour, Wills, Kate and George emerged from their jet looking fresh and relaxed (not like most parents after a long haul flight!) Prince George wore an all-white ensemble for the occasion. [REX]
March 31st 2014
It was almost six months before more photos of the royal baby were released and showed just how much Prince George had grown. He wore a personalised baby blue ‘George’ jumper for the snap taken on Kate's first Mother’s Day
October 23rd 2013
The next series of photos of Prince George were taken at his christening. The royal baby was decked out in a handmade replica of the royal christening robe made by the Queen’s dressmaker Angela Kelly. [Getty]
August 20th 2013
Wills and Kate released two family photos at the same time, snapped by Kate’s dad Michael Middleton. Taken in their garden, the young family looked relaxed and the finished effect looked like pics you may see on Facebook. [REX]
July 23rd 2013
Less than a day after his was born, Prince George made his first public appearance. Swaddled in a blanket and cradled in the arms of his parents, the royal baby was so well behaved he stole the hearts of the country. [REX]
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