Royal pregnancies through the years

Baby bumps galore!

There’s something special about a royal pregnancy and the birth of a future prince or princess.

With the news that Harry and Meghan are expecting their first child, the Queen will soon be welcoming her eighth great-grandchild.

Royal pregnancies have attracted attention across the years as the mothers to be continued in their public duties until their maternity leave started.

Here, we take a look at royal pregnancies over the years. From Queen Elizabeth to Meghan Markle, they all have one thing in common – the glow a future child brings.

Pregnant Queen Elizabeth
1964 – Queen Elizabeth pregnant with her youngest child Prince Edward. (Credit: PA)
Pregnant princess anne
1977 – Princess Anne covered her baby bump with a coat while boarding a flight. (Credit: PA)
Pregnant princess anne
1981 – A few years later Princess Anne flaunted her pregnant belly. (Credit: PA)
Pregnant princess diana
1982 – Princess Diana (pregnant with William) wore loose fitting gowns during her pregnancies. (Credit: PA)
Pregnant diana
1984 – Princess Diana wore the same style while pregnant with Harry. (Credit: PA)
royal pregnancy
1988 – Sarah, Duchess of York, heavily pregnant with eldest daughter Princess Beatrice. (Credit: PA)
Pregnant Sophie
2007 – Sophie, Countess of Wessex awaiting the arrival of James, Viscount Severn. (Credit: PA)
Pregnant kate middleton
2013 – Kate, Duchess of Cambridge three months before giving birth to Prince George. (Credit: PA)
Pregnant Zara Tindall
2014 – Royal Zara Tindall continued to play polo early in her pregnancy with daughter Mia. (Credit: PA)
Pregnant kate middleton
2015 – Duchess Kate, shortly before giving birth to Princess Charlotte. (Credit: PA)
Pregnant kate middleton
2018 – The glowing royal once again with child prior to welcoming Prince Louis into the world. (Credit: PA)
Pregnant Zara Tindall
2018 – Zara Tindall gave birth to her second child Lena a month after Harry and Meghan’s wedding. (Credit: PA)
Pregnant Meghan Markle
2018 – Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the day it was announced she’s expecting her first child. (Credit: PA)

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