Will and Kate's challenge: Raising a modern royal baby

As choppers circle overhead and reporters and photographers surrounded the hospital tweet from their phones, it's clear that this was thoroughly modern royal baby birth. It was announced on Monday via press release that the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a boy who weighed in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

Still, traditional elements remained: That easel where the announcement was placed was the same one used for Prince William's birth in 1982, for example. Royal experts Camilla Tominey and Robert Jobson shared more ways this baby is ushering in a "new era" for the British monarchy:

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Princess Diana, the original modern royal mom, wanted her kids' lives to be as normal as possible, opting to give birth at at St. Mary's Hospital instead of at Kensington Palace and sending him to a regular school. Watch below for more ways the people's princess set the scene:

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    Lady Diana Frances Spencer, later Princess Diana of Wales (1961-1997), is shown July 1, 1963, at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England.

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    Lady Diana Spencer, then a children's nanny, is shown with two of her charges in 1980, the year before she married Prince Charles.

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    Lady Diana Spencer playfully gestures toward photographers during a visit to Broadlands, the former home of Earl Mountbatten, in Romsey, England, on May 9, 1981. Walking behind her is police bodyguard Graham Smith.

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    Princess Diana and Prince Charles are shown on their wedding day in London on July 29, 1981.

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    Princess Diana dances with actor John Travolta during a visit to the White House in 1985.

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    A 1986 Emanuel ball gown worn by late Princess Diana is displayed on a mannequin during an auction in London, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. According to the auction house, Diana wore the gown with gold sequins, crystals and pearl beads comes with matching headband, optional sleeve panels and petticoat, in various occasions. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) Mandatory Credit: Photo by Today/REX USA (105461a) PRINCESS DIANA Richard Von Weizsacker state visit, banquet at the German Ambassador's residence, London, Britain - Jul 1986

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    Princess Diana visits a hostel for abandoned children, many of whom are HIV-positive or suffer from AIDS, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 24, 1991.

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    Princess Diana chats with Mother Teresa during a visit to a convent in Rome on Feb. 19, 1992.

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    Prince Charles and Princess Diana are shown during their last official trip together, in Seoul, South Korea, on Nov. 3, 1992. They attended a banquet at the government Blue House in Seoul.

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    Princess Diana returns to Kensington Palace in London on Dec. 9, 1992, after the initial announcement that she and Prince Charles would separate.

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    Princess Diana leaves a press conference at the Hilton Hotel, London, in which she gave a speech resigning from her public duties, on Dec. 3, 1993.

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    Princess Diana watches a military parade on V-J Day, Aug. 19, 1995, in London with her sons Harry, second left, and William, second right, and Prince Charles, right.

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    Princess Diana smiles during a visit to Leicester, England, on May 27, 1997.

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    Princess Diana tours a minefield dressed in a flak jacket and face shield in Huambo, Angola, on Jan. 15, 1997. The visit was part of Diana's campaign to raise awareness for victims of landmines.

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    Princess Diana attends a preview party at Christies, New York, on June 23, 1997, for an auction of her dresses. Lord Hindlip, chairman of Christies International, accompanies her.

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    From left, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Earl Charles Spencer (Princess Diana's brother), Prince William and Prince Philip (Charles' father) watch the coffin bearing Diana's body being taken into Westminster Abbey, London, on Sept. 6, 1997.

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    Prince William, left, and Prince Harry appear on stage during the star-studded Concert for Diana, which honored their mother, at London's Wembley Stadium on July 1, 2007. More than 60,000 people attended the event on what would have been the princess' 46th birthday.

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    A photograph and plastic flower in memory of the late Princess Diana sit within the grounds of Kensington Palace, London, on Aug. 30, 2007, a day before a memorial service in honor of the late princess.

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