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From Her Majesty to Meghan Markle: How Royal Baby Debuts Have Evolved Over the Years

The history of the British monarchy is steeped in rules and tradition, including when it comes to their offspring. Over the years, royal babies — especially those who will one day take the throne — have been born to tremendous fanfare. We’ve seen gun salutes, easel announcements, and in the cases of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, masses of press and photographers waiting to get a glimpse of the family’s newest, tiniest members.

Most recently, Meghan and Prince Harry shook things up by having the proud dad hold his bundle of joy — a statement perfectly in line with the couple’s feminist ideals and commitment to bucking gender norms. While impressive, you might be surprised to find out that Harry isn’t the first male royal to take over cradling duties during his baby’s big reveal! Scroll through to see how royal babies have made their debut over the past several decades.