Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine (Kate) Middelton, the Duchess of Cambridge, had a baby boy earlier this week – George Alexander Louis. You heard it here first, folks!
Much like his father before him, Prince William was in the delivery room with Kate for the birth of their child.
But while Princes William and Prince Charles joined their wives in the delivery room, that hasn’t always been the case within the royal family. When Prince Charles was born, his father, Prince Philip, was not in the delivery room with Queen Elizabeth II (then Princess Elizabeth).
Interestingly, this not-in-the-delivery-room trend was not just for royals. Decades ago, few women had a spouse in the room with them during delivery. (Think, cigars and scotch in the waiting room for the men while the women did most of the heavy lifting, er, pushing.)
So just how did this trend shift?