A round-up of the very best royal baby photoshoots

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have finally welcomed their little one into the world after a much anticipated wait. The pair posed for photographers with their newborn son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on Wednesday lunchtime.

Unlike many royal women before her, Meghan didn't opt for a photoshoot straight after the birth - instead waiting two days to be photo ready, looking radiant in her flattering outfit.

In mid-April, Kensington Palace announced that Meghan and Harry had taken the personal decision of keeping the details surrounding the birth under wraps. And unlike Kate Middleton, the couple officially decided not to have their baby at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. The Lindo Wing had been the swanky choice of Kate and Wills for the births of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, in a tradition that was started by Princess Diana.

Take a look at the famous royal baby photos below...


Royal baby photoshoots

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1) November 1977: Peter Phillips, Lindo Wing

On the 15th of November 1977 Peter Phillips, the son of Princess Anne, was born in the Lindo Wing, St Mary's hospital.

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2) May 1981: Zara Phillips, Lindo Wing

Zara Phillips, the daughter of Princess Anne was born on the 15th of May 1981 in the Lindo Wing, St Mary's Hospital.

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3) June 1982: Prince William, Lindo Wing

On the 21st of June, 1982 Prince William was born. This was one of the first pictures of the future Monarch taken with his mother, Diana Princess of Wales and father, Prince Charles.

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​4) September 1984: Prince Harry, Lindo Wing

Prince Harry was photographed for the first time shortly after his birth on the 15th of September 1984.

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5) August 1988: Princess Beatrice, Portland Hospital

Princess Beatrice was born on the 8th of August 1988 in Portland Hospital, London.

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6) March 1990: Princess Eugenie, Portland Hospital

On the 23rd of March 1990 Princess Eugenie was born in Portland Hospital, London.

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7) July 2013: Prince George, Lindo Wing

Prince George was born on the 22nd of July, 2013 in the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital.

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8) May 2015: Princess Charlotte, Lindo Wing

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were photographed with Princess Charlotte for the first time outside of the Lindo Wing on the 2nd of May, 2015.

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9) April 2018: Prince Louis, Lindo Wing

Prince Louis was delivered on the 23rd of April 2018 in the Lindo Wing, St Mary's Hospital.

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10) May 2019, Master Archie Harrison, Windsor Castle

On the 6th of May, 2019 the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed the birth of their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. After keeping the details of the birth underwraps, the world was excited to see the new royal.

This article originally appeared on our sister site Grazia.

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