Three decades before Princess Kate became St. Mary Hospital's most famous laboring mom, Diana delivered her two boys there

By Michelle Tauber
May 02, 2015 05:30 AM
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When Princess Kate departs St. Mary’s Hospital in London, she’ll follow in the footsteps of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.

Diana delivered both of her boys in the hospital’s private Lindo Wing, and just as William and Kate did with son Prince George in 2013, the newborn heirs made their public debuts on the hospital steps.

In 1982, Diana exited the hospital with husband Prince Charles and their firstborn son, Prince William. She wore a green polka-dot dress – something Kate paid tribute to with her own polka-dot Jenny Packham after George’s birth.

Following Prince Harry s arrival in 1984, Diana showed off her second son while wearing a long red jacket.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana with newborn Prince Harry in 1984
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Based on when William and Kate left the hospital after George’s birth, look for the new royal baby to debut on the hospital steps in the coming day or two – perhaps with new big brother George completing the family picture.