IN PICTURES: What Prince William and Queen Elizabeth looked like as babies

Prince William, today proud father of three children, as baby, with Prince Charles and Princess Diana at Kensington Palace.
Prince William, today proud father of three children, as baby, with Prince Charles and Princess Diana at Kensington Palace.

The eyes of the world are firmly planted on the new royal baby. No news on the prince's names just yet – but we'll keep you posted. 

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Royal baby names from around the world

While we wait, we had a bit of fun: here's a look at the royal babies who came before: 

King Edward VIII

Born: 23 June 1894. Died: 28 May 1972.

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Let's take it back to Queen Victoria and King Albert of Saxe-Coburg. Here sits Queen Victoria in 1894, holding her great-grandson, Prince Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David (later Edward VIII). Standing at the back is her oldest son Edward VII, who became king from 1901 to 1910; and her grandson George V, who ruled from 1910 to 1936 and was Queen Elizabeth's grandfather. Three kings and a queen in one photo – you're welcome.

When baby Edward grew up, he fell in love with the divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson, and was forced to choose between the crown and a "disgraced" marriage. Edward chose Wallace and abdicated in 1936 before his coronation. Good thing too, as it turns out he was a Nazi supporter. Sies. His brother George VI (below) picked up the pieces.

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King George VI

Born: 14 December 1895. Died: 6 February 1952. 

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Little Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George at the age of 1. Fondly known as Bertie, he married Elizabeth (Angela Marguerite) Bowes-Lyon, fathered princesses Elizabeth and Margaret and became George VI in 1936 after his brother abdicated. Remember the beautiful movie The King's Speech? This was he.

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Queen Elizabeth II

Born: 21 April 1926

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The Duchess of York, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who later became Queen in 1936 and then Queen Mother in 1952, with the unsuspecting baby Elizabeth Alexandra Mary

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Princess Elizabeth

A cheerful Princess Elizabeth of York aged 1 in 1927. A very young Elizabeth had to accept the crown when she was only 25 years old upon dad George's death, and she's since become England's longest reigning queen, celebrating her 92nd birthday this Saturday past.

Queen Elizabeth II married Prince Philip, himself of royal decent, and had four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward. 

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Charles, Prince of Wales

Born: 14 November 1948

Weight: 3,4kg

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A two-month-old Prince Charles Philip Arthur George lying in his basket at Buckingham Palace, in January 1949. Charles's wedding to the people's sweetheart Diana Spencer in 1981 was broadcasted to an estimated 1 billion people worldwide. They had princes William and Harry. The marriage officially ended in 1996, and a year later Diana died in a car accident. In 2005, Charles was permitted to marry Camilla, herself a divorced women, breaking the long history of the Church of England's ban on such marriages. Prince Charles is first in line to become King, but the Queen may hand the crown to Prince William instead.

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Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip with Prince Charles, nearly two years old, and baby sister Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise, on 21 October 1950, three years before Elizabeth became queen.

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Another photo showing four generations of royals at Buckingham Palace, this time in 1950. From left: Princess Elizabeth with baby Princess Anne; her mother Queen Elizabeth, the wife of King George VI; a toddler Prince Charles; grandmother Queen Mary the Queen Mother; and Elizabeth's husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Born: 21 June 1982

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The Prince and Princess of Wales, Charles and Diana, introducing their firstborn, William Arthur Philip Louis, to the world on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in 1982.

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At home at Kensington Palace, Diana and Charles pose with baby William in 1982. You see it's him, can't you?

William married his sweetheart, Kate Middleton, on 29 April 2011 and they now have three children: George, Charlotte and the newborn baby boy, born yesterday 23 April. Kate's royal name is Catherine.

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Prince Harry of Wales

Born: 15 September 1984

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Princess Diana carries baby Prince Henry Charles Albert David as the Royal Family set sail for the Western Isles in 1984. Harry will marry actress Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018. 

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Prince George of Cambridge

Born: 22 July 2013

Weight: 3,9kg

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, present George Alexander Louis a day after his birth at The Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital 23 July 2013. Many have said that her blue polka-dot dress is a respectful nod to her late mom-in-law Diana's dress (see above) when William was first shown to the world.

Credit: Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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A dapper Prince George sits for his official Christmas picture in a courtyard at Kensington Palace in late November of 2014 in London, England. He is now number three in line to the British throne, after dad William and granddad Charles.

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Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Born: 2 May 2015

Weight: 3,7kg

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge leave the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital, London, with their newborn baby daughter on 2 May 2015.

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Charlotte with mom Catherine at a children's party during the Royal Tour of Canada on 29 September 2016 in Victoria, Canada. Dare we say she looks a bit like nanna Elizabeth?

Princess Charlotte is fourth in line to the throne. A new law passed in 2013 has overhauled the old order of succession and allows her to maintain her position to the throne even if another baby boy is born. 

Credits: Photo by Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images

Royal prince

Born: 23 April 2018

Weight: 3,9kg (That's a healthy baby! To see where the little prince plots on growth charts, click here.)

The new baby prince is now fifth in line to the throne.

Who will the next royal baby look like and what do you think his name will be? Tell us below. 

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