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We interrupt all regularly scheduled programming for the news that everyone is talking about : at 4:24pm today, Will & Kate, Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed a new little prince into the world; weighing 8lbs 6oz. he is third in line to the throne.  And while the world awaits the announcement of the baby’s name, a few of the best royal baby photographs to celebrate the occasion . . .

{current events | best royal baby photos to celebrate will & kate's new baby}
Diana, Princess of Wales, 1985 : The Princess of Wales with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, Kensington Palace.

{current events | best royal baby photos to celebrate will & kate's new baby}


{current events | best royal baby photos to celebrate will & kate's new baby}
Queen Elizabeth II, 1952 : outside Balmoral Castle, the Royal couple with their young children.

{current events | best royal baby photos to celebrate will & kate's new baby}
Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg & Grand Duchess Charlotte with their children

{current events | best royal baby photos to celebrate will & kate's new baby}
Prince Naruhito of Japan, 1971 : Prince Naruhito, with his mother, Crown Princess Michiko, and young sister, Princess Nori, at Togu Palace in Tokyo.

{current events | best royal baby photos to celebrate will & kate's new baby}
Princess Grace Kelly, Monaco, 1974 : Princess Grace Kelly with her daughters, Caroline and Stéphanie, at the 25th anniversary of the reign of Prince Rainier III in Monaco City.

{current events | best royal baby photos to celebrate will & kate's new baby}
The Royal Family of Monaco, 1967 : Prince Rainier & Princess Grace with their children.

{current events | best royal baby photos to celebrate will & kate's new baby}
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, United Kingdom, 1951 : Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with the young Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

{current events | best royal baby photos to celebrate will & kate's new baby}
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with their two children, Charles, Prince of Wales, and Princess Anne, 1952.

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{current events | best royal baby photos to celebrate will & kate's new baby}
The announcement was made in the classic way as Prince William’s birth 31 years ago : an official proclamation listing the baby’s date and time of birth (4:24 p.m.), as well as his weight (8 pounds, 6 ounces), was posted on easel placed outside Buckingham Palace, where crowds had gathered, some for weeks, in anticipation of its placement.

{current events | best royal baby photos to celebrate will & kate's new baby}

{p.s.} a love story x

[images : dan kitwood/getty images // harpers bazaar us // cnn // vogue // instagram // all others, elle magazine]

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