11 July 2013 by

Flashback Friday: Let's Look Back At A Century Of Royal Babies

GALLERY >> Royal Babies

Princess Elizabeth and Margaret

Prince Andrew and Edward

Princess Anne and Prince Charles

Princess Anne and Prince Charles

Princess Anne and Prince Charles

Princess Anne and Prince Charles

Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Anne and Prince Charles

Princess Diana and Prince William

Diana Spencer

Duchess of York and Princess Margaret

Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II)

Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II)

Future King and Queen George and Elizabeth, Duchess of York

Lady Diana Spencer

Peter Phillips

Prince Andrew and Prince Charles

Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Princess Anne

Prince Charles and Princess Anne

Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and little Prince Edward

Prince Charles

Prince Philip

Prince William

Princess Anne

Princess Anne and Prince Charles

Princess Anne and Zara

Princess Anne and Zara

Princess Anne, baby Prince Andrew and the Queen-Mother

Princess Anne

Princess Elizabeth II

Princess Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Princess Margaret and baby daughter Princess Anne

Queen Mary Prince-Edward, later King Edward VIII of Great Britain

Queen Mother, Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon

Queen Victoria and future King Edward VIII

Prince William

Prince William and Prince Charles

Prince William and Prince Charles

Prince William and Princess Diana

Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Charles

Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Princess Diana

Prince William and Prince Harry

Prince William, Prince Charles and Princess Diana

Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Princess Diana

Zara Phillips and Princess Anne

Zara Phillips

Did you hear? A royal baby is on it's way. Yes really, Kate Middleton is pregnant. All eyes are now on the Lindo Wing, where photographers are camped out ready for news of the royal baby.

We love checking out flashback snaps - yes we are those people that have a cheeky look at your oldest pictures on Facebook. We all do it right? So have found baby pictures of every member of the royal family from the Queen to Prince Harry. Mini royals are used to being fawned over, carried in grand prams with silver rattles in their teeny tiny hands.

We spoke to Ingrid Seward, editor of Majestymagazine about royal traditions and she said: ‘Before William, royal babies were always born at home. They made an operating theatre within Buckingham Palace. William was the first heir to the throne to be born in a public hospital.’

Check out our top 10 royal baby facts, from who received a crocodile as a baby present to the royal who was delivered on a kitchen table...

1.  When Prince Charles was born the water running through the fountains in Trafalgar Square was turned blue. Take note royals, whether pink or blue, we'd like this to happen again. 

2. The Duke of Edinburgh, was born on a kitchen table in 1921. 

3. Princess Diana left hospital after only 21 hours after William's birth and 13 hours after Harry's.

4. Princess Diana's due date was thought to be her 21st birthday on the 1st July, but she actually gave birth 10 days earlier.

5. Queen Victoria survived an assassination attempt when she was expecting her first child. 

6. Princess Diana didn't have any pain relief, just sucked on an ice cube. Gas and air for Kate?

7. Queen Victoria wasn't exactly the mothering type as she once said: 'An ugly baby is a very nasty object... and the prettiest is frightful when undressed.'

8. The earliest known royal baby, Eadwig / Edwy the Fair, was born in 940AD. 

9. All royal christenings are traditionally held in the music room at Buckingham Palace. Ingrid said about the ceremony: ‘There is a christening gown that has been handed down from Victoria’s time. They made a replica years ago from the same Honiton lace as it was falling apart. Royal babies are usually christened in Buckingham Palace at the 172-year-old Silver Lily font. William was christened there in the music room, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the traditional robe and font go out of the window now.’

10. When Prince Andrew was born he was given Mr Mansa, a baby crocodile, as a gift from the kind people in Gambia. It spent one night in Buckingham Palace before it was handed over to London Zoo. We wonder what snappy gifts the royal baby will receive?

 Check out royal babies from Queen Elizabeth II to Prince Harry in the gallery above...


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