Both were (or will be) born to parents whose names are known worldwide, and will always enjoy a life of privilege. Each has a very famous divorce in the family. All eyes will be on these children from now to adulthood and beyond.
The one big difference between them? Only one will be sovereign of England one day.
Yes, Suri Cruise has much in common with the child Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting in July. It’s easy to imagine her and the Princess (or Prince) meeting up in the not-too-distant future and talking about the trips they’ve taken, the lavish gifts they got for Christmas and how tough it is just being a kid when there’s always a camera poised to snap their every move. (And wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall for that playdate?)
So just how similar are these two A-list children? Here’s a look at some of the common bonds they share.
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Both have (VERY) famous parents 2 of 10One child is the offspring of acting royalty; the other is the child of the real thing. Either way, the result is the same: growing up in the public eye, being guarded by security and having their pictures taken whether or not they like it.
From ABC: Stars protest paparazzi photographing their kids.
They both have mothers named Kate 3 of 10Kate Noelle Holmes and Catherine Elizabeth Middleton share more than just the same nickname. They're both brunettes, they're both celebrated for their fashion style - and they both have a sweet tooth!
Photo: via Facebook.
Both have notorious divorces in the family 4 of 10The world reeled last year at the news that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were divorcing. To many, it brought back memories of the even more shocking split of Prince Charles and Princess Diana back in 1996. Suri will always grow up in the shadow of her parents' divorce, just as the new Prince or Princess will know that the family history includes a fairytale wedding gone tragically wrong.
From ABC: The news of the royal divorce.
They’re both worth millions 5 of 10Let's just say that you won't be seeing Suri or the young royal clipping coupons anytime soon. The child support Suri receives from dad Tom Cruise alone totals close to $5 million - and that's not counting trust funds and inheritances. As for His or Her Highness, Dad and Mom have a combined net worth of $20 million, not counting what they may receive from their own folks.
From The Richest: The Prince's net worth.
Both have many places to call home 6 of 10Most children grow up with just one roof over their heads. Not so for Suri and the little royal. Both Katie and Tom own a number of properties (including mansions in California and Colorado, and the Manhattan apartment where she and Suri spend most of their days). Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will raise their little one not only in Anmer Hall on the Queen's Sandringham estate, but also in their apartment at Kensington Palace.
From AOL: See the Cruise-Holmes mansions.
Everyone talks about their names 7 of 10Suri's name is one of the most intriguing in the history of celeb baby monikers - especially since neither of her parents has ever explained why they chose it. (It's an obscure form of "Sarah," but it has a number of other meanings as well.) Gossip has also been flying about the name William and Kate will choose for their child. If it's a girl, will she be named for great-grandmum Elizabeth or grandmother Diana?
From MSN.com: Have William and Kate chosen a name already?
Both will have private-school educations 8 of 10Children of royalty and celebrity require not only top-quality educators, but also tight security. Once their home in New York was established, Katie enrolled Suri in the exclusive Avenues school, which costs a hefty $40,000 per year. William and Kate have a number of London prep schools to choose from when the time comes (and no worries about being wait-listed!)
from The Daily Beast: Where the little royal might go to school.
They’ll be well traveled 9 of 10Naturally, the heir to the British crown will be expected to visit locations far and wide. But Ms. Cruise is something of a globetrotter herself. She went on a whirlwind tour of Europe when she was just one year old, Most recently, she flew to London to see her dad, who's filming a movie on location.
From People: See photos of little Suri's big vacation.
They both (will) love dogs 10 of 10Suri has been longing for a pup for quite some time (maybe Katie will give in before too long). The young prince or princess will be even luckier. William and Kate already have a dog - Ludo - and knowing the royal family's fondness for pets, more companions are sure to follow.
From Us: See the royal pooch.
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