As we celebrate the arrival of Baby Sussex, let’s take a look back through the archives at the royal baby birthdays through the decades.
Now that royal baby fever has swept the nation with the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child, we’ve taken the opportunity to delve into the royal archives.
From Queen Victoria to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s brood take a look at the royal baby birthday portraits from over the decades.
Queen Victoria’s Birthday
Princess Victoria Royal, later to reign as Queen Victoria, aged two, with her mother, Victoria Maria Louise, Duchess of Kent.
Birthday: 24 May 1819
Elizabeth Bowes Lyon’s Birthday (The Queen Mother)
This adorable snap is of a two-year-old Queen Mother, then Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, captured sitting in her high chair.
Birthday: 4 August 1900
Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday
Who could fail to recognise this sweet shot of our Queen, Elizabeth II aged just a year old in 1927.
Birthday: 21 April 1926
Prince Philip’s Birthday
At just one year old, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, shows an early interest in all things floral in Corfu, 1922.
Birthday: 10 June 1921
Princess Margaret’s Birthday
A beautiful portrait of Princess Margaret on her first birthday, pictured with the Queen Mother and her older sister Elizabeth II.
Birthday: 21 August 1930
Prince Charles’ Birthday
Those cheeks! Prince Charles celebrates his first birthday in 1949 with this anniversary photo with his mother.
Birthday: 14 November 1948
Princess Anne’s Birthday
In August 1951, Princess Anne is photographed for her first birthday with her mother, Elizabeth, and brother, Charles. Around her neck she wears a coral necklace.
Birthday: 15 August 1950
Prince Andrew’s Birthday
Queen Elizabeth stands on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with her year-old son Andrew, following the Trooping of the Colour celebrations for her own birthday.
Birthday: 19 February 1960
Prince Edward’s Birthday
This sweet snapshot of Prince Andrew playing with his one-year-old brother Prince Edward was taken in London, in the sitting room of Windsor Castle.
Birthday: 10 March 1964
Zara Phillips’ Birthday
Princess Anne’s daughter, Zara Phillips, poses for a portrait with her brother Peter to mark her first birthday in 1982.
Birthday: 15 May 1981
Prince William’s Birthday
In 1983, the Princess of Wales and Prince Charles are captured with one-year-old Prince William in Auckland, New Zealand. It was little William’s first ever trip abroad.
Birthday: 21 June 1982
Prince Harry’s Birthday
As the adorable Prince William giggles in the background, his year-old brother Harry pretends to play the piano during a private photo session at their home of Kensington Palace.
Birthday: 15 September 1984
Prince George’s Birthday
In July 2014, the Duke and Duchess headed to the National History Museum with their son Prince George, to mark his first birthday. This shot was captured as they explored the Sensational Butterflies exhibition.
Birthday: 22 July 2013
Princess Charlotte’s Birthday
As she turns one this month, Princess Charlotte is photographed by her mother at the family home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
Prince Louis’ Birthday
To celebrate Louis’ first birthday, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a series of previously unseen photographs taken by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk.
Birthday: 23 April 2018
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