PRINCESS Diana had “written royal history” when she gave birth to her first child, Prince William, in 1982.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles married in July 1981 at St Paul’s Cathedral, and only a year later welcomed their first child together. On June 21, 1982, Prince William was born to the Prince and Princess of Wales, and became the heir to the throne. Later earning her title as a royal rule breaker, the late Princess Diana first broke protocol with the birth of William.
According to 2011 book “The Making of a Royal Romance” by royal expert Katie Nicholl, Diana’s decision to give birth in a hospital and not Buckingham Palace “wrote royal history”.
Ms Nicholl explained: “Diana had written royal history when on Monday 21 June 1982, the summer solstice, Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales was born in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital.
“Like generations of royals before him, his father Prince Charles has been delivered in the Belgian Suit at Buckingham Palace, but Diana, as the royal family quickly discovered wanted to do things differently.”
The royal correspondent revealed how Diana had “endured a difficult pregnancy and terrible morning sickness” and was “determined” to give birth in a modern hospital.
Since Diana’s decision to break royal tradition, all royal babies have been born in the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital.
In 2013, when Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their first child – Prince George – the couple decided to welcome him at the same place William had been delivered.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge followed suit with the birth of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
While the details of Meghan Markle’s delivery have not been revealed, it’s believed the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry will also welcome their first child at the Lindo Wing.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK