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Prince George all grown up: See what scientists predict he'll look like

It's hard to picture the tot stepping into the ultimate royal role, but thanks to new age-progression technology, it's a little easier to imagine.
/ Source: TODAY

He may be third in line to the throne, but England's Prince George is just 2 years old.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks with Prince George of Cambridge as they arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/PoolPOOL / Reuters

It's hard to picture the toddler stepping into the ultimate royal role, but thanks to new age-progression technology from scientists at the University at Bradford in England, it's a little easier to imagine.

Using software to combine the prince's current facial features and the features of his family members, they've predicted what he'll look like at age 7, 20, 40 and even 60 years old, by which time he might just be King George.

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"So we take these roughly 30 to 40 facial features ... [and] we map it into the machine and then we produce the age," Bradford professor Hassan Ugail told Reuters.

Scientists from the University of Bradford predict this is what the prince will look like at age 40.handout, University of Bradford

And they didn't only take a look at the oldest child of the duke and duchess of Cambridge. Even his little sister, 6-month-old Princess Charlotte, got the treatment.

Duchess of Cambridge / Universit

The scientists claim the progression software is 80 percent accurate, and therefore more precise than existing technology. The hope is to utilize it in the search for missing children.

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