See Every Royal Baby's Debut in the Last 70 Years

Look back at how proud royal parents presented their new arrivals to the world (from hospital steps posing to — gulp — Trooping the Colour!)

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Baby Sussex, 2019

Duke and Duchess of Sussex
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped out with their newborn son at St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle (where they had their royal wedding reception!) on May 8, two days after welcoming the new addition to the royal family.

Asked what it’s like being a new mom, Meghan said: “It’s magic. It’s pretty amazing. I have the best two guys in the world, so I’m really happy.”

She went on to say that Baby Sussex “has the sweetest temperament. He’s really calm.”

Harry then added, “I don’t know where he gets that from!”

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Prince George, 2013

Kate Middleton and Prince William introduce Prince George on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital
Kate Middleton and Prince William introduce Prince George on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital. Neil P. Mockford/FilmMagic

The first son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was introduced the day after his June 22 birth on the steps of St. Mary's Hospital, where William was also born. Many believed Kate's blue polka-dot dress to be a nod to the one worn by her late mother-in-law when William was born.

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Princess Charlotte, 2015


The couple's first daughter was presented on the same steps just a few hours after she was born on May 2. Kate wore Jenny Packham again, while the new baby wore a bonnet that was a gift from nanny Maria Borrallo. And George nearly stole the show with his adorable wave on the way in to visit his baby sister.

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Prince Louis, 2018


Just seven hours after welcoming their third child on April 23, Kate and William stepped out to make his grand debut (after receiving a visit from his royal siblings, of course!). Kate's third Jenny Packham dress appeared to pay homage the one Diana wore to welcome Harry. And as with his previous two children, William loaded the car seat into the car himself before driving his family home to Kensington Palace.

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Prince William, 1982

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Princess Diana and Prince Charles (Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son) exited St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington the day after having their first son on June 21 of that year. William was the first future heir to be delivered in a hospital; the tradition previously had favored home birth.

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Prince Harry, 1985

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Three years later, on September 15, Prince Harry was born, and also had the same steps-of-the-hospital photo op as his brother. Though the couple looks blissful, Diana told her biographer Andrew Morton, "Charles always wanted a girl. He wanted two children, and he wanted a girl. I knew Harry was a boy, and I didn’t tell him."

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Lady Louise, 2003

The Earl And Countess Of Wessex With Lady Louise Windsor
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Edward, Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, welcomed their first daughter Louise prematurely on November 3. Though Edward missed the emergency caesarean section due to a state visit to Mauritius, he flew home immediately and was present when his wife and daughter were discharged from Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey.

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James, Viscount Severn, 2007

20: Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex leave Frimley Park Hospital with their baby son, Viscount Severn
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The couple's second child was born via caesarean section on December 17; he made his debut outside the same hospital three days later.

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Princess Beatrice, 1988

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York, leave Portland Hospital, London, with their newborn daughter Princess Beatrice
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The eldest daughter of Prince Andrew (the Queen's second son) and Sarah, Duchess of York, made her first appearance outside London's Portland Hospital four days after her August 8 birth.

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Princess Eugenie, 1990

The Duke and Duchess of York pause outside the Portland Hospital in London with the duchess holding their new daughter Princess Eugenie
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The couple's second daughter was born on March 23 two years later, at the same hospital.

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Peter Phillips, 1977

Princess Anne leaves St Mary's Hospital in Paddington with her two-day-old son Peter
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Princess Anne, the Queen's only daughter, welcomed her son with Captain Mark Phillips at St. Mary's Hospital on November 15. She chose not to give her children royal titles, making them the first heirs to the throne to be born without them in more than 500 years.

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Zara Philipps, 1981

Her Royal Highness Anne leaves St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, after the birth of her baby daughter Princess Zara
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Princess Anne's daughter, born May 15, was presented to the public on the St. Mary's steps three days later.

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Prince Charles, 1948

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The Queen posed for a photograph with her eldest son at his December christening, four weeks after he was born on November 14.

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Princess Anne, 1950

Princess Elizabeth smiles as she is holding on her lap Princess Anne

The Queen also posed for a christening portrait with her only daughter, who was born August 15.

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Prince Andrew, 1960

Prince Charles admiring his baby brother, Prince Andrew
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This portrait shows Prince Charles smiling down on his younger brother a few weeks after he was born on February 19.

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Prince Edward, 1964

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with their baby son, Prince Edward
Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and a young Prince Edward. Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty

You can't get a more royal presentation than appearing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace before Trooping the Colour, as Edward (born on March 10, but seen here in June) can attest.

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