Two of the youngest members of the royal family have surprised fans at a public event by apparently having a “growth spurt” over the last year.
Prince George, 7, and Prince Charlotte, 6, were pictured with their father William at an event on Sandringham Estate.
Royal fans were amazed at the dramatic change in the children’s height compared with photos from an event last year for National Volunteers Week, according to the Express.
One person on social media wrote: “One year later, George and Charlotte are so big.”
Another said: “Crikey, they have shot up.”
There was also speculation about how tall George would grow up to be, and whether he may eclipse his father, the Duke of Cambridge.
“George is going to be taller than his father at this rate, and that’s saying something”, they said.
Another said: “Think all three will be tall, but George especially is already very much so.”
A third also said: “Wow, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are growing so fast.
“They’re so adorable.”
The event on Father’s Day saw young George and Charlotte help their father count down the start of the race.
The ‘Run Sandringham’ race is organised by Good Running Events and welcomes competitors of all abilities and ages to run a half marathon, 5K or a community mile for charity.
William was photographed bending down to hand his children the microphone at the start of the race.
The children were later seen waving as the runners began the 13-mile race on the Sandringham Estate.
It comes at a difficult time for William whose relationship with his brother Harry is strained after Harry’s public break with the royal family.
Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, who recently had their second child, Lilibet, have publicly accused the royal family of racism and neglect during media attacks on them.
The claims were made in a series of explosive TV interviews with host Oprah Winfrey and come a year after the pair stepped back from their royal duties and moved to the US.
The two brothers are expected to unveil a statue of their mother, the late Princess Diana, in Kensington Palace next month.
The unveiling ceremony on July 1 st will be the first time the two royal brothers have met since the funeral of their grandfather Prince Philip in April.
Prince Harry is reportedly expected to return to the UK to attend the statue unveiling and pay tribute to his late mother.
A source told The Sun: “Harry and William have only communicated by text since the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.
“There have not been any personal chats or proper talks, just a very brief and minimal exchange of text messages.
“The relationship is still very much strained and there’s no sign yet that there will be any sort of coming together any time soon.”