Kate Middleton's Royal Baby Reveal Was Just Like Princess Diana's!

See all the similarities between today's royal baby reveal -- and Prince William's debut 31 years ago!

Almost 24-hours after the arrival of the royal baby was officially announced, Kate Middleton and Prince William stepped outside St. Mary's hospital in London to introduce the world to their adorable 8-pound, 6-ounce baby boy. As we all watched in awe -- seriously, could they be a cuter new family? -- we couldn't help feel a sense of nostalgia.

Thirty one years ago, Princess Diana and Prince Charles made an eerily similar exit from the same hospital when Prince William was born. Kate even wore a blue polka-dotted dress, just like Diana. We can't wait to see the other ways that they honor the little prince's late grandmother. (Maybe in the baby's name?)

Look at just how alike the two grand reveals were in the photos below. One big difference -- Kate claimed Will's already changed his first nappie (find out what that is here), something we're pretty sure Diana didn't discuss on the hospital steps.


Diana and Charles step outside

Princess Diana Leaving Hospital

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Kate and Will leave the hospital

Kate Middleton leaving hospital

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Diana and Charles greet the crowds

Princess Diana holding Prince William

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Kate and Will smile at onlookers

Kate holding baby prince

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Charles dotes on baby William

Prince Charles looks down at baby William

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William can't stop looking at his newborn son

Prince William looks down at new baby prince

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Diana passes over William to Charles

Diana passing baby Prince William

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Kate hands baby duties to Will

Kate passing baby

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Diana and Charles head for the palace

Diana getting in the car

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Kate and Will drive away from the hospital

Kate getting in car

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Lindsay Tigar is iVillage's associate parenting editor. Follow her Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. Read her blog here.

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