Princess Charlotte is taking after her stylish mother the Duchess of Cambridge and earning her stripes as a mini trendsetter. But fans who were hoping to copy Charlotte's latest look may be disappointed to hear that the bright red shoes she wore on the first day of the royal tour of Poland and Germany can no longer be bought. Charlotte appears to be wearing hand-me-downs from her uncle Prince Harry, as eagle-eyed royal watcher @bojanana pointed out.
Harry was pictured wearing the shoes back in 1986, when he was a little boy, about to turn two years old. The shoes that Harry and Charlotte wear, thought to be Start-rite, have the same bar strap, rounded edges, beige sole and round buckle. And if you look very closely, Charlotte's shoes look slightly scuffed by the toes, another giveaway sign when you compare her pair of shoes to uncle Harry's old ones.
It's not uncommon for royals to reuse clothing and keep traditional pieces for future generations. Charlotte's older brother Prince George has previously worn their dad Prince William's clothes. At Trooping the Colour last year, George was the picture of cuteness as he recycled his dad's white shirt and blue shorts – an outfit that William wore back in 1984 to attend Prince Harry's christening. William also wore the blue and white outfit to Trooping the Colour in 1986.
George has also worn outfits that are modelled on William's old ones. For his sister Princess Charlotte's christening in 2015, the little boy looked adorable in red shorts and a red and white charlotshirt. His look was virtually identical to William's in 1984, when William met Prince Harry for the first time at the hospital.
Royal watchers will be seeing George, three, and Charlotte, two, on a number of occasions this week. The young royals are currently on tour with their parents William and Kate in Poland and Germany. While they will not be accompanying their parents on engagements, they will be seen at airports when they arrive and depart from each country.