Royal baby fever: It broke out in '48 and '82, too
Here's another retro shot that shows people celebrating outside St. Mary's Hospital in London on June 21, 1982 after the announcement of the birth of a baby boy, later named Prince William, to Diana, Princess of Wales.Today
By Laura T. Coffey
Hear ye, hear ye! Nothing brings Londoners together quite like the birth of a royal baby.
Photos from 1948, 1982 and 2013 document the fact that people’s wild elation over the arrival of a royal firstborn hasn't waned.
In those years, then-Princess Elizabeth gave birth to Prince Charles, Princess Diana gave birth to Prince William, and Duchess Kate gave birth to the boy who is currently the most famous infant in the known universe.