Just like her first two pregnancies, Kate Middleton looked like absolute perfection when exiting the Lindo Wing with Prince William and their third child. The proud mom wore a red shift with a white lace collar by paired with nude heels.
Her sartorial choice couldn't help but remind some well-wishers of her late mother-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales, who stood in the same place decades before. For Prince Harry's birth in 1984, the late princess wore a long red jacket over collared layer with a matching pair of low red heels.
Twitter definitely noticed the sweet tribute right away:
After the arrival of many little princes and princesses over the years, the royal debut outside of the London hospital now feels like a true tradition, but it wasn't always that way. Anne, Princess Royal actually updated the former status quo of giving birth at a royal residence when she selected St Mary's for her children's births in 1977 and 1981. Diana followed suit in 1982 with Prince William and later 1984 with Prince Harry.
Both times she and Prince Charles exited the building and posed for photographers with their newborn sons. With Prince William, she wore a loose green polka-dot dress paired with red flats, waving to photographers as the new dad cradled the future king.
The memorable look undoubtedly inspired the Duchess of Cambridge more than 30 years later. In an apparent homage to her mother-in-law, Kate also wore a dotted dress on the day she became a mother for the first time in 2013.
Although shorter and brighter, the print suggests she had Prince George's grandmother in mind when picking the Jenny Packham shift.
The Duchess called on the same designer yet again for Princess Charlotte's birth in 2015, this time wearing a bespoke dress with buttercup flowers.
The floral print suited the spring weather perfectly.
While times have undoubtedly changed, both of these women's styles have remained totally iconic. Congratulations to the royal family on their newest addition!