Today is one of the most important days in Kate Middleton's life, as she brought her third child, a son, into the world this morning. To celebrate the highly anticipated arrival of the newest prince, as well as the honor of bringing in another member to the royal family, the Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to one of the family's most famous and beloved fallen heirs. As seen in a photo provided by the Kensington Palace, Middleton showed the press, as well as the adoring public, her newborn child while dressed in a beautiful outfit that was similar to one worn by Princess Diana, her late mother-in-law. Take a look at the glowing mother, below.
As she stepped out of the Lindo Wing with Prince William holding her newest son in her arms, Kate Middleton probably gave a few photographers and onlookers some serious deja vu as the Duchess of Cambridge was seen wearing a lovely red dress with a Peter Pan collar. The outfit was not the same one Princess Diana wore when she presented Prince Harry, Prince William's brother, to the public 34 years ago, but it's a similar look and design. Of course, the comparisons are meant to be intentional between the two outfits.The tribute-paying dress was provided by Jenny Packham, who also made the dresses Kate Middleton wore after the births of her previous two children, Prince George (4) and Princess Charlotte (2).
This is not the first time Kate Middleton has paid tribute to Princess Diana, particularly after the delivery of a child. In 2013, when Middleton gave birth to Prince George, the Duchess of Cambridge was also seen wearing a blue polka outfit that was similar in its design as the one Princess Diana wore when she stepped out to unveil Prince William, George's father, for the first time in 1982.
As it was reported this morning, Kate Middleton gave birth to her newest son at St. Mary's Hospital in London at 1101 hours. The name of the child is yet unknown, though we should expect to hear the announcement soon. The baby was born 8 lbs and 7 oz. Prince William was there to support his wife, and the rest of the royal family is said to be "delighted" by the arrival of this newest member of royalty. Deliberations were made the week prior at the hospital, as it has been known for some time that the due date was arriving this month. The medical team was led by Alan Farthing and Guy Thorpe-Beeston. They were also on board to deliver Princess Charlotte. Additionally, barriers and parking restrictions were also set in place last week with the baby expected to arrive.
Kate Middleton and Prince William were soon seen exiting the hospital after they first showed their newest baby to the world. We wish them many congratulations on the newest prince!