The fascinating way royal births have changed throughout the years

Back in the day, the royals had a very different way of tackling childbirth.

By Jess Pullar
Giving birth is arguably one of the most personal and life-changing occurrences to happen in a woman's life, so you'd expect to have at least some say it how it all plays out.
That is, unless you're a royal.
The United Kingdom's oldest institution has long had a number of rules, regulations and protocols that royals are expected to live by, and that covers everything - from clothing styles, official titles and even perfecting the 'Winsdor Wave'.
It should come as no surprise then, that the event of child birth is seeped in royal tradition.
Giving birth to a future heir to the throne is no small production where the Windsors' are concerned. (Image: Getty)
But like most things, traditions age, becoming tired and weathered, which does give rise to certain brave and bold royals to switch things up and push boundaries.
From home births to hospitals, official photo calls to entire teams of witnesses overseeing the delivery (yep, you read that right), the world has seen many fascinating traditions come and go.
Keep scrolling as we take a look back at the compelling ways royal births have changed throughout the years.

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