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The moment royal couples introduced their babies, from Princess Diana to Kate Middleton

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The moment royal couples introduced their babies, from Princess Diana to Kate Middleton

As the British royal family awaits the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby, speculation is rising at to where the child will be born.

Since the 1970s, several members of the royal family have given birth at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London.

The tradition of posing on the steps outside the exclusive maternity wing began with Princess Anne in 1977, who was shortly followed by Diana, Princess of Wales in 19821 and Kate Middleton in 2013.

The Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton have welcomed all three of their children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – into the world at the prestigious location.

For each new arrival, Middleton chose a different Jenny Packham dress – the first was a pale blue polka dot shift dress, followed by white floral number and a red dress that many speculated was an ode to her late mother-in-law.

However, one of the most memorable moments of the Lindo Wing births came from an unlikely source. Following the birth of Prince Louis in 2018, the newborn’s siblings came to visit their mother and, at just two-years-old, Princess Charlotte proved she had already mastered a key element of her regal role – the royal wave – by confidently gesturing to the crowd.

However, not all royal family members have delivered their babies at the Lindo Wing, with Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew choosing to welcome both their daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, into the world at the Portland Hospital.

It’s yet to be confirmed where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will give birth with reports suggesting possible locations as the Lindo Wing or Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey.

Click through the gallery above to see the first moment the world set eyes on the royal family’s newest members.