Royal family: 19th century relative of Prince Charles who was king over 100 years ago and looks amazingly similar

The royal family is incredibly proud of its family history, and rightfully so, as the line of succession goes back hundreds and hundreds of years.

Current members of the royal family can trace their ancestral history back to King Alfred the Great, who lived more than 1,200 years.

The royal family tree is also littered with a host of incredible historical figures, which no doubt leads to fascinating discussions over dinner at Buckingham Palace.

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Characters like the beheaded King Charles I, the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I, and Henry IV (whose story inspired William Shakespeare to write one of his most famous plays) are all relatives of the current Queen and her family.

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With such a strong ancestral line, it is not surprising that some of the current members of the royal family may bear a resemblance to those of the past.

Prince William, 39, is the 21-time great-grandson of Edward Longshanks, but it is clear that the DNA between the two men must be closely related due to their resemblance.

The future king, Prince Charles, also bears a striking resemblance to his great-great-grandfather, who was born in the 19th century.

Prince Charles and Edward VII have very similar characteristics despite being born more than 100 years apart.
Prince Charles and Edward VII have very similar characteristics despite being born more than 100 years apart.

Albert Edward was born in 1841 and was the eldest son of one of Britain’s best-known monarchs, Queen Victoria, and her husband, Prince Albert.

Albert Edward had to wait more than 60 years before becoming King Edward VII when his mother died on January 22, 1901, and his reign was relatively short-lived when she passed away in 1910.

If you believed in reincarnation, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Edward VII has been reborn as Prince Charles, the Duke of Cornwall.

Though the two men who are several generations apart bore an uncanny resemblance.

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