Meghan Markle's Not the Only Bump-Cradler! See All the Royals Who Embraced Their Baby Bellies

There's a royal baby on board – and their moms can't keep their hands off their growing bumps! See Meghan, Kate, Diana and more bond with their babies

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MEGHAN MARKLE

The Fashion Awards 2018 In Partnership With Swarovski - Show
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Since announcing that she was expecting her first child with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle can't keep her hands off her growing baby bump! For a surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards, where she presented her wedding dress designer Clare Waight Keller with a prestigious honor, the Duchess of Sussex wrapped both hands around her belly.

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KATE MIDDLETON

Early Intervention For Children And Families Symposium
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Kate Middleton gently touched her belly over her green ensemble during a royal engagement while pregnant with her third child, Prince Louis.

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PRINCESS DIANA

Diana At The Guildhall
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Princess Diana casually drapped her arm over her baby belly on the day she and Prince Charles revealed they were expecting their first child, Prince William, in November 1981.

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PRINCESS ANNE

Anne Pregnant With Zara
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The Queen's only daughter protectively placed her hand on her bump while pregnant with her daughter, Zara, as she attended a wedding weeks before giving birth.

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KATE MIDDLETON

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While pregnant with Prince George, now 5, the royal mom-to-be rested her arm on her growing belly during a visit at the Warner Brother's studio.

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MEGHAN MARKLE

The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Visit Australia - Day 4
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Even when there was barely a bump, Meghan was comfortable resting her hands near her bundle of joy. She was all smiles as she sweetly cradled her stomach during her visit to Bondi Beach in Sydney.

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ZARA TINDALL

Ladies Day At Goodwood Races
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During her pregnancy with daughter Mia in 2013, Zara Tindall was glowing – both thanks to her baby and bright yellow dress!

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PRINCESS SOFIA

The Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden's 40th birthday Celebrations in Stockholm
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Princess Sofia of Sweden placed a hand on her pregnant belly as she arrived at Crown Princess Victoria's 40th birthday celebrations in 2017. About a month later, she and Prince Carl Philip would welcome their second son, Prince Gabriel.

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PRINCESS DIANA

In memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, who was killed in an automobile accident in Paris, France on August 31, 1997.
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Princess Diana chose a maroon coat and matching hat during an outing while she was 7 months pregnant with Prince Harry.

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QUEEN MAXIMA

Princess Maxima
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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands rested her hand on her stomach while expecting her first daughter, Princess Catharina-Amalia, in 2003. The heir to the Dutch throne recently celebrated her 15th birthday!

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AUTUMN PHILLIPS

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Queen Elizabeth's grandson, Peter Phillips, and his wife, Autumn, share a romantic kiss as she cradled her stomach in March 2012. Just a couple weeks later, they welcomed their second child, Isla.

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MEGHAN MARKLE

The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Visit Australia - Day 7
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Meghan was completely in her element as she held her bump during a stroll with Harry on Australia's Fraser Island.

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ZARA TINDALL

The Royal Family Attend Easter Service At St George's Chapel, Windsor
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After two miscarriages, Zara was thrilled to welcome a second child, a little girl named Lena. But first, she and her bundle attended the Easter Sunday church service in 2018.

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PRINCESS DIANA

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Princess Diana was all smiles during her pregnancy with William as she helped officially open a factory.

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KATE MIDDLETON

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Kate placed two protective hands on her stomach while pregnant with Princess Charlotte in 2015.

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PRINCESS METTE-MARIT

Haakon & Mette-Marit Visit Russia
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Is baby kicking? Princess Mette-Marit of Norway gentlyy touched her growing stomach while pregnant with Princess Ingrid Alexandra in 2003.

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