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Google culture app reveals the royal fine art look-a-likes

A new app that finds doppelgangers has revealed some rather amusing, not to mention fitting lookalikes for the royal family, including Harry’s striking resemblance to a Spanish King.

And even his big brother Prince William got in on the act – closely resembling a 400-year-old painting of Prince Philip William of Orange by Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt.

The new Google Arts and Culture app, which matches selfies to fine art, has taken the internet by storm – with celebrity users including Kate Hudson, Sarah Silverman and Zach Braff.

Newest Royals Kate and Camilla and Royal-to-be Meghan Markle were all compared to far more modern works of art.

Meghan Markle was compared to a 2013 painting called Mimicry -Mitsuwana-, by Japanese artist Juuri Robertson. 

The piece is allegedly based on a Japanese folklore tale, of a forked-tailed cat called Nekomata who can shape-shift into a human.

Kate’s look-a-like is Joaquín Sorolla’s eldest daughter Maria, in his oil painting Walk on the Beach, painted in 1909

The Duchess of Cambridge was deemed similar to artist Joaquín Sorolla’s eldest daughter Maria, in his oil painting Walk on the Beach, painted in 1909. 

But the Royal Family’s more bizarre list of lookalikes includes Prince Philip, who has a 73 per cent match with shrewd-looking Dutch grain trader Isaac Abrahamszoon Massa in Seif Wanly’s Portrait of a Couple.

The Queen’s lookalike was Cornelia van Schuylenburgh, the wife of Dutch 19th Century Baron Diederik van Bleyswijk, by Conrad Kuster.

Prince Charles bares a spooky resemblance to Jan van Lennep the Elder, an Amsterdam merchant in silk, gold and silver cloth and an art collector, painted by an anonymous artist. 

Meghan Markle has been compared to a slightly more modern painting, created in 2013 by  Japanese artist Juuri Robertson 

Meghan Markle has been compared to a slightly more modern painting, created in 2013 by  Japanese artist Juuri Robertson 

For Harry, his roots are royal, as he is compared to a Spanish King - although the facial hair is a little off 

For Harry, his roots are royal, as he is compared to a Spanish King – although the facial hair is a little off 

Prince William has also been likened to royalty, with the app deciding that he looks like this 400-year-old painting of Prince Philip William of Orange by Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt

Prince William has also been likened to royalty, with the app deciding that he looks like this 400-year-old painting of Prince Philip William of Orange by Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was surprisingly a 60 per cent match to a piece of street art depicting Susana Trimarco – a brave Argentinian mother who survived two murder attempts, death threats and having her house burnt down.

The piece, by No Touching Ground, was painted in downtown Buenos Aires in 2013 after Susana led a 10-year search to find her missing daughter Marita, who was kidnapped and forced into prostitution. 

Despite the app being available for over a year, only US residents can currently access the matching service.

Other features of the app include the ability to recognise works of art and virtual tours of famous museums.

The Queen was noted for her resemblance to Cornelia van Schuylenburgh, the wife of Dutch 19th Century Baron Diederik van Bleyswijk, by Conrad Kuster

The Queen was noted for her resemblance to Cornelia van Schuylenburgh, the wife of Dutch 19th Century Baron Diederik van Bleyswijk, by Conrad Kuster

For Prince Philip, he lives a rather different life to that of the shrewd-looking Dutch grain traders, Isaac Abrahamszoon Massa in Seif Wanly's Portrait of a Couple

For Prince Philip, he lives a rather different life to that of the shrewd-looking Dutch grain traders, Isaac Abrahamszoon Massa in Seif Wanly’s Portrait of a Couple

Camilla's artistic twin is slightly more abstract, as she has been compared to a piece of street art of a Argentinean woman

Camilla’s artistic twin is slightly more abstract, as she has been compared to a piece of street art of a Argentinean woman

A slightly more obscure comparison, but some of the features being marginally similar to those of Jan van Lennep the Elder, an Amsterdam merchant in silk, gold and silver cloth and an art collector, painted by an anonymous artist

A slightly more obscure comparison, but some of the features being marginally similar to those of Jan van Lennep the Elder, an Amsterdam merchant in silk, gold and silver cloth and an art collector, painted by an anonymous artist

 



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