This is what all the royals looked like aged five - including the Queen, Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice

Prince Harry, aged five, on his first day of school with Prince William in 1989 (Getty Images)

Princess Charlotte today turns five years old - and to mark the occasion Prince William and Kate Middleton have released several new images of their daughter.

To celebrate her birthday, we have delved into the archives to show you what all the royals looked like when they hit the same young age.

These include a picture of Prince Harry, now 35, who can be seen gazing up adoringly at his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, on his first day of school in 1989.

Similarly, a black and white shot of the Queen, now 94, from 1931 shows she already had a love of corgis as a princess.

Princess Charlotte today celebrates her fifth birthday (Getty Images)
A five-year-old Queen took her dog for a walk in 1931 (Getty Images)

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Meanwhile, Prince Charles, now 71, can be seen aged five in a sweet black and white shot at Balmoral Castle in 1953, while his son William, now 37, was snapped visiting Guards Polo Club at the same age in 1987.

His son Prince George, now six, sported a very similar mop of similar blonde hair at Princess Eugenie’s wedding in 2018.

Similarly, she and Princess Beatrice - now 30 and 31 respectively - have retained their same striking red locks since they were five.

Finally, Princess Anne, now 69, looked very similar to daughter Zara Phillips, now 38, while growing up.

Prince William, aged five, at the Guards Polo Club in Windsor, in 1987 (Getty Images)
A five-year-old Prince Beatrice at her school sports day in 1993 (Getty Images)

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It comes as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a brand new picture to mark Charlotte’s fifth birthday today.

In a post on Instagram, their only daughter - and middle child - can be seen holding a bag of fresh, homemade pasta.

Captioning the snap, likely to have been taken at the family’s Norfolk home Anmer hall where they are in lockdown, they wrote: “Thank you for all your lovely messages on Princess Charlotte’s fifth birthday!

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Princess Charlotte, taken by The Duchess this April.”

Prince Charles, aged five, explores Balmoral Castle in 1953 (Getty Images)
A five-year-old Zara Phillips at the Windsor Horse Trials in 1986 (Getty Images)

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The latest image to be released comes hours after the duke and duchess shared four photos to mark Charlotte’s special day.

They showed her volunteering last month near the Sandringham Estate as she assisted her family packing and delivering supplies to local people.

Charlotte had spent the previous day making fresh pasta with her parents and brother Prince George, six, and Prince Louis, two.

To deliver the produce, she is wore a gingham dress, grey tights and black shoes.

Prince George, aged five, at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in 2018 (Getty Images)
A five-year-old Princess Anne with her mother and grandmother in 1955 (Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie, aged five, in Switzerland in 1995 (Getty Images)

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The Instagram post releasing the images has received more than one million ‘likes’ and 20,000 comments.

Many praised the little girl’s charity, with one person noting: “Can you imagine seeing that sweet thing knocking at your door?”

Another was amazed at her likeness to the monarch, her great-grandmother, when she was a child.

The family’s country home is two miles from the Queen’s Sandringham residence.

Buckingham Palace added that Her Majesty’s staff had also spent the last five weeks preparing and delivering meals - with 1,000 processed in the first week alone.