Elizabeth Hurley shares throwback photos to mark lookalike son Damian's 20th birthday

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Elizabeth Hurley has shared a touching tribute to her son to mark his 20th Birthday, pictured in September 2021. (Getty Images)
Elizabeth Hurley has shared a touching tribute to her son to mark his 20th Birthday, pictured in September 2021. (Getty Images)

Elizabeth Hurley has marked her son's milestone 20th birthday by sharing some throwback images of the pair together.

The actor and model, 56, posted three childhood pictures of herself with her son to Instagram while also wishing her son a happy birthday.

In one of the images Damian leans into his mother, while another he is pictures sitting on her lap and the third he pokes his tongue out while his mum pulls a jokey pout.

The resemblance between the mother and son was pretty clear even back then, particularly as they both seem to share the same piercing eyes and striking features.

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"Happy 20th Birthday to my little Princling," she captioned her post, with Damian himself responding with a series of hearts and an "I love you."

Many of Hurley's fans responded in the comments to extend their wishes to the 20-year-old model, while many also pointed out the mother/son resemblance.

"Got your eyes," one user commented.

"First pic looks like you!" another agreed, while a third simply commented: "Queen and the Prince".

Other fans pointed out the fact that Hurley hardly seemed to have aged since the throwback images had been taken.

"Liz, he turns 20 and you remain ageless!!!" one user wrote.

"You haven't change a bit since those pics, Liz," agreed another, while another commented: "Weird - he seems to get older, and you don’t".

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The mother/son duo were pictured together in February 2022. (Getty Images)
The mother/son duo were pictured together in February 2022. (Getty Images)

Damian also posted a photograph of himself on the morning of his birthday, as he sat in front of a boat wearing nothing but a pair of shorts.

"Birrrtthday boy," he wrote, to which his mother quickly responded with a flurry of hearts and nostalgic message that read: "My beautiful boy is no longer a teen".

Hurley’s son certainly seems to have inherited his mother’s cool confidence in front of the camera and has been following in her footsteps by taking up a career in modelling.

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The 20-year-old originally made his modelling debut as one of the faces for the cosmetics brand, Pat McGrath, before being asked to front a second campaign starring Irina Shayk.

Following the release of the campaign Hurley said she was one “proud mama” going on to describe the images and video clip as “ravishing”.

“Proud Mama had to post this ravishing shot of my son,” Hurley wrote alongside a share of one of the campaign images.

The mother/son duo certainly seem to share more than a passing resemblance, with the same chiselled bone structure, piercing green eyes and long, thick brunette locks.

Damian, who has previously portrayed Prince Hansel von Liechtenstein in E! series The Royals – which stars Hurley as the Queen – was previously signed to his mother’s modelling agency, TESS Management.

But the upcoming model has since signed with IMG Models — whose impressive roster includes the likes of Ashley Graham, Hayley Bieber and Gisele Bündchen, alongside Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid.

"I'm incredibly excited to be joining IMG Models," Damian told WWD at the time. "To become part of such a wonderful family is truly fantastic. I can't wait to see what the future brings."

The mother and son also seem to share a very close relationship, which has been strengthened further as they've been forced to spend some time apart due to work commitments.

"I rather think I've simply been blessed with a child whose personality gels with mine," she previously told The Telegraph.

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Elizabeth Hurley and Damian Hurley share a close relationship, pictured in October 2018. (Getty Images)
Elizabeth Hurley and Damian Hurley share a close relationship, pictured in October 2018. (Getty Images)

Earlier this year the mother-son duo were pictured hand in hand together while leaving a celebration in honor of Joan Collins' 88th birthday and 20th wedding anniversary at London's Claridge's hotel.

While Elizabeth Hurley wore a red gown featuring cut-out and sequinned detailing, her son looked sharp in a black tuxedo, white shirt, vest and bow-tie.

Hurley had her model son with ex-husband Steve Bing, who tragically died in 2020 at age 55.

She also recently revealed her "heart aches" as she paid tribute to her former fiancé Shane Warne.

Hurley shared photos from her engagement to the ex-cricketer, who passed away aged 52 last month, on the day of his funeral.

"I was filming last night and, with the time jump, physically can’t get there. These pictures were taken in Sri Lanka to celebrate our engagement – we had all our children with us and it was the happiest time.

"It still hasn’t really sunk in that he’s gone. It seems too cruel that all the people who loved him will never have another Lion hug, but our memories will live forever. RIP Lionheart, with love your Luna."

In pictures posted to her Instagram, the couple – who met in 2010 and dated for three years – could be seen dressed in all white while posing together in Sri Lanka.

Captioning the throwback images, taken in 2013, she wrote: "My heart aches that I can’t be in Australia tomorrow for Shane’s funeral.

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