What Will the Future Face of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Teenage Child Look Like?

Sure, according to one South African genetic counsellor who's done the research.

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The Duchess of Cambridge attends a St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, southern England with during a visit with her husband, Prince William, on March 17, 2013.

CORRECTION APPENDED: May 20, 2013

Never mind the expectation surrounding the eventual birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby this summer. Photos have already emerged of what Prince William and Kate Middleton’s offspring will supposedly look like.

The person the world has to thank for undertaking such sterling work is South Africa-based genetic counsellor Suretha Erasmus. According to the Daily Mail, she works with families “to help them understand and make decisions about genetic conditions” (though we assume that Erasmus has not had any actual dealings with the Royal couple).

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According to the Mail‘s piece on Erasmus, who put together Identi-Kit style images of the royal heir from early childhood through to his or her teen years, a female heir will inherit her mother’s full eyelashes and clearly defined brows, and get her blue eyes from her father (and, incidentally, from her grandmother Princess Diana). It’s also been mooted that the teenage girl in the above photo also looks like Prince William’s first cousins Eugenie and Beatrice.

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A boy would take after William, especially in his teenage years, with strong teeth and jawline. And when you consider that William takes after his late mother in the looks department, there’s a good chance that his son would do too. But no matter what the sex, the Mail reports that Erasmus doesn’t think the child will have Diana’s famous blond hair. How reassuring that not everything has already been decided.

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A previous version of this article erroneously described Erasmus as an “geneticist,” whereas she is a genetic counsellor.

24 comments
FloridaSnark
FloridaSnark

Even Diana's and Fergie's fresh genes couldn't do anything to prevent the lovely "horsey" look from being passed on to their children.  This scam artist failed to account for the Royal Family's most attractive trait.

dgdoesstuff
dgdoesstuff

I so hope their kid is LF Autistic. Or better yet, on the low end of HF, so they can't just hide them because the kid will be smart and capable, (therefore un-hideable), but socially a huge problem for the Royal Family.  :) 

bf8
bf8

As someone with a degree in genetics, there is absolutely no way that it is possible to predict physical features based on a person's genome.  Gag websites do this all the time - but for a genetic counselor to put out something like this is a bit ridiculous. I'd love to see the algorithm that Suretha Erasmus used to predict the phenotype of this baby - until then, we can just chalk this up to morphthing.com. 

DanielBerman
DanielBerman

@bf8 No doubt that algorithm is just a blending of facial features, and has nothing to do with genetics. 

badcrosbys
badcrosbys

Another inbred tyrant from England..We should ban the Royals from our shores and our news...

steelgoat67
steelgoat67

Congratulations on your broad-definition of 'tyrant'. Long may it serve you well.

MichaelCollins
MichaelCollins

Really....now we're guessing at this?  Maybe he'll be as ugly as Charles....or buck toothed and fugly and inbred looking like trailer trash from Arkansas.  Who really gives a rat's @$$ on this?

KristineIlochi
KristineIlochi

@MichaelCollins Excuse you? Everyone from Arkansas isn't "fugly and inbred looking trailer trash." Case in point: me. Stop stereotyping. Your ignorance is showing.

MichaelCollins
MichaelCollins

@KristineIlochi @MichaelCollins Did I say everybody? No. I didn't.  But...the shoe fits...I've been there enough to see it first hand. YEEEE HAWWWW hillbillies.

MichaelCollins
MichaelCollins

@KristineIlochi @MichaelCollins Hey...if you live there, I'm sure you already realize Arkansas is but butt of all those daddy/uncle jokes.  I've been in areas down there that make "The Deliverance" movie look tame.

RebeckaToney
RebeckaToney

Diana's hair wasn't blond. It was bleached. When she met Charles, it was dowdy brown.

mikeylikeychiptole
mikeylikeychiptole

did the "geneticist" miss the fact that bill and his old man are pretty much bald?  oh but his boy will have a thick head of presidential hair?

FindlayJonathan
FindlayJonathan like.author.displayName 1 Like

Stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid.

jay800jay
jay800jay

only sick and bored people have time to try to guess what someone else child can look like, what is the world doing? like seriously? don't you have something else bette to do, and i bet he/she will be cuter and real than what you draw...grow up

caylac456
caylac456

lol... wow....little bit realistic.

RichardBergstrom
RichardBergstrom like.author.displayName 1 Like

The boy and girl both look like they were hit over the head with a paparazzi's camera.

mrbomb13
mrbomb13

"Is this the future of TIME Magazine articles to come (i.e. short on substance, big on speculation)?"

We'll just wait and see...