First Royal baby appearance for Will and Kate echoes that of Diana and Charles

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared on the steps of the Lido Wing at St Mary’s hospital at 7:15pm on Tuesday 23rd July 2013 to share with the world the much anticipated Royal baby.

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by Jessica Anais Rach |
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The scene was reminiscent of Princess Diana’s appearance on those same steps almost exactly 31 years ago (June 22 1982), alongside Prince Charles showing the world Prince William for the first time.

William joked that the Royal baby needed to be taught about tardiness after keeping the world waiting
William joked that the Royal baby needed to be taught about tardiness after keeping the world waiting

Just like Diana, who wore a green polka dot dress, Kate Middleton opted for a light blue bespoke dress by British designer Jenny Packham.

However unlike Diana and Charles, who left the hospital in a chauffeur driven wagon headed to Kensington Palace, William chose to drive the black 4x4 himself, having strapped the newborn safely in the back with Kate by its side.

William drove the car to Kensington Palace with the Royal baby and Kate Middleton in the back

The new family will spend the first few days of the baby’s life in Kensington Palace, and are then thought to travel to the Middleton residence.

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