A century of royal babies
The birth of a royal baby, particularly one in line for his or her country's throne, has long been a moment of celebration. With anticipation high for the first child of Prince William and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, we take a look at royal babies over the last century.
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England's Princess Elizabeth
Princess Elizabeth, later to be Queen Elizabeth II, was not the heir apparent on her christening day in 1926. In fact, her birth didn't rate a mention in the Los Angeles Times. At the time, her father Albert, pictured at the far right, was the Duke of York. Only after his father, King George V, above left, died and Prince Albert's brother abdicated the throne in 1936 in order to marry the twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson, did Elizabeth became second in line for the throne. The future queen is in the arms of her mother, Elizabeth, who is seated next to her mother-in-law, Queen Mary.