Sometimes you just can't get away from looking like members of your family. But these portraits of famous historical figures and their modern day descendents portraits are wonderful to see and compare the similarities.
When he was 19 his father, Charles I, was executed after the Parliamentarians beat the Royalists in the Civil War.Charles was crowned King of Scotland in 1651, but after defeat in battle fled to the Continent for nine years.Charles (1630-1685) returned to the throne after Cromwell's death. Known as the Merry Monarch, he had many mistresses, but left no legitimate heir.
LIVING RELATIVE: Lord Charles FitzRoy
Nine times great-grandson of Charles II and long-time mistress Barbara Villiers, Lord Charles FitzRoy, a 50-year-old father-of-two, is a London-based fine art tour specialist.
He says: "People have the impression that Charles II was a fun-loving merry monarch with his mistresses, but in reality he had to be cunning and manipulative to survive."
Charles has recently written a book, Return Of The King; The Restoration Of Charles II, about his famous ancestor and adds: "He was an impressive man and one of the more intelligent of English kings."
In our photograph, Charles is wearing a curly poodle wig and his fine moustache has been created by a make-up artist. He's standing in front of a real drape but the rest of the background, and the suit of armour, have been digitally added. The sword and the staff are real.
"My royal connection doesn't alter who I am," he says, "but it does change some people's perceptions
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