When it comes to children’s clothing, the Cambridges like to stick to tradition.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are known for their adorable and timeless children’s clothes, but eagle-eyed royal fans might notice that many of their cute looks are second-hand.
Cambridge kids are known for repeating their clothes over the years, whether it’s sporty styles worn by dad Prince William (or uncle Prince Harry) or passing pieces down from brother to brother.
The two princes were also seen in outfits similar to those once worn by their father, carrying on the royal traditions even if the exact clothes did not remain.
Below, we take a look at 10 royal outfits that were so good Cambridge’s little ones wore two.
Trooping the Color Romper – Prince William (1984) & Prince George (2015)
One of the most symbolic royal re-wears took place at Prince George’s first-ever Trooping the Color in June 2015. The future king was just 2 years old when he was brought to Buckingham Palace in the same outfit that Prince William wore in 1984. for his debut with Trooping the Colour.
The Duke of Cambridge, like his father Prince Charles, wore his bright red uniform covered in badges as he held George on a balcony.
Christening robe: Prince William (1982) and the three Cambridge children
The gorgeous silk and lace christening gown that babies wear on their special day is a royal outfit that is often worn again and again. The original piece, which was created for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s first child, Princess Victoria, was worn by royal babies for 163 years until it was deemed too delicate to continue being worn. used.
Prince William wore exactly this dress for his christening in 1982. A replica was made for future royal generations. George and Charlotte wore the new version, as well as Louis and Louis.
Blue vest: Prince George (2015) & Princess Charlotte (2016)
Prince George coordinated with his proud dad in shades of blue when they visited newborn Princess Charlotte in hospital, and a year later little Charlotte wore it again his big brother’s sweater when the Cambridge family made a royal tour of Canada.
Red and white shorts set for Prince William (1984) and Prince George (2015)
Prince William, 2, wore a cute white top and matching shorts when he met his little brother, Prince Harry. Fast forward to July 2015, and little Prince George wore an almost identical outfit to attend his little sister’s christening.
While the red shorts were new and the prince’s white top had some slight differences (there was no red embroidery on the buttons down the front), the overall look is surprisingly similar to his dad’s.
White Sleeper: Prince Louis (2018), Princess Charlotte (2015)
The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge took special portraits when her children were born. Royal fans might notice Princess Charlotte wearing the same white knit sleeper three years later to get her close-up.
Blue sweater: Prince George (2016) and Prince Louis (2025)
Prince George wore a soft blue polo-style sweater in Canada in 2016 with his family. It was worn four years later by Louis, his little brother, when he met Sir David Attenborough in 2020.
Red Shoes: Prince Harry (1986), Princess Charlotte (2017)
Uncle Harry’s old shoes got a makeover when Princess Charlotte wore them during the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 2017 tour of Poland and Germany. The toddler sported red leather Mary Janes 31 years after his uncle wore them to pet a rabbit at Highgrove Estate in 1986; talk about quality craftsmanship.
Set of blue and white shorts: Prince Willam (1984) and Prince George (2018)
This was George’s second christening outfit, this time in a recreation of the one worn by Prince Louis on his special day in 2018. While Prince William wore light blue shorts and a crisp white shirt with a Blue piping for Prince Harry’s christening in 1984, George wore a very similar outfit from children’s clothing brand Amaia Kids, but in a darker navy blue to attend his own brother’s christening day.
Trooping The Color shorts set: Prince Harry (1986) and Prince Louis (2019).
Prince Harry’s childhood clothes made another appearance in 2019, this time on Prince Louis. Little Harry wore a white shirt and matching shorts with blue embroidery in 1986 for Trooping The Color’s second appearance. In 2019, Louis continued the tradition by wearing the vintage outfit in his Trooping debut.
Sailor suit: Prince William (1985) and Prince Louis (2022).
Prince Louis may have stolen the show with his funny faces at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, but one detail royal watchers may not have noticed is that his outfit comes straight from his father’s closet.
Prince William wore a light blue sailor suit with white and navy trim in the parade in 1985. Louis brought it back to participate in the carriage procession in 2022.