by Windsor-based creative design platform Studio Velardi ©2013
The Royal Golden Trio
Two-years-old Prince William in the Kensington Palace Gardens, 1984.
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A geneticist and an illustrator worked together to compile a list of dominant traits from both William and Catherine’s families in order to scientifically predict Baby Cambridge’s physical appearance in 25 years.
According to them, the child will have:
- brunette hair (dominant trait from Catherine)
- full lips (dominant trait from William)
- cheek dimples (dominant trait from Catherine)
- free hanging earlobes (dominant trait from both parents)
- almond-shaped eyes (dominant trait from Catherine)
- olive-toned skin (dominant trait from Catherine)
- Oval-shaped face (dominant trait from both parents)
- Mountbatten* family nose (dominant trait from William, through Charles and Philip)
- Neither parent’s eye color is dominant, so the child has a 50% of inheriting either blue eyes (from William) or green eyes (from Catherine). In the illustrations, the son has blue eyes and the daughter has green.
This same illustrator also created an image of William and Catherine in 50 years time. Although, this blogger thinks he may have been a little generous with the hair *ahem*.
Is the bald spot a dominant trait?
Princes William and Harry in Spain in 1987.
Prince Harry Hand Spam 9/16
DJ William showing his skills in Glasgow on April 4, 2013.
AYRSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM- MARCH 05: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, known as the Countess of Strathearn, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, known as the Earl of Strathearn, when in Scotland during a visit to Dumfries House on March 05, 2013 in Ayrshire, Scotland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge braved the bitter cold to attend the opening of an outdoor centre in Scotland today. The couple joined the Prince of Wales at Dumfries House in Ayrshire where Charles has led a regeneration project since 2007. Hundreds of locals and 600 members of youth groups including the Girl Guides and Scouts turned out for the official opening of the Tamar Manoukin Outdoor Centre. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)