It would be pointless trying to judge a family resemblance, given that the man they're supposed to take after doesn't even look like himself any more.
But celebrity watchers still believe that these children are the offspring of Michael Jackson.
The blue-eyed blonde sauntering along on the left of the main picture, clad in white jacket and jeans, is apparently his daughter Paris Katherine, nine.
The handsome fellow following her in a Mickey Mouse cap is ten-year-old Prince Michael.
And the little imp grinning out from beneath a hoodie on the far left, despite the best efforts of his nanny to keep him hidden, is thought to be their five-yearold brother Prince Michael II - known as Blanket.
Few outside the family and their staff have seen the faces of the children. The star has gone to great lengths to conceal their appearance in public, with scarves and shawls.
Had it not been for 49-year-old Jackson attempting another "incognito" outfit as the family stepped out in Las Vegas, they might have gone unnoticed.