In pictures: Royal pregnancies through the years

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With the news that Harry and Meghan are expecting their first child, the Queen will soon be welcoming her eighth great-grandchild.

Royal pregnancies have attracted attention across the years as the mothers to be continued in their public duties until their maternity leave started.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex first official visit to Sussex
The tiniest hint of a bump? Meghan wore a fitted leather skirt on an engagement in Brighton earlier this month (Steve Parsons/PA)

Commonwealth Day Service
Kate attended the Commonwealth Observance at Westminster Abbey two months before the birth of Princess Charlotte (John Stillwell/PA)

Royal wedding
Mike and Zara Tindall became parents to daughter Lena a month after attending Harry and Meghan’s wedding earlier this year (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Royalty – Princess Diana – King’s College Hospital – London
A maternity smock gave Diana, Princess of Wales, plenty of room when she was expecting Prince Harry in 1984 (PA)

Royalty – Diana Princess of Wales – St. Mary’s, Scilly Isles
It was the same fashion choice she’d made when pregnant with Prince William two years earlier (PA)

The Countess of Wessex visits Devon
A pregnant Countess of Wessex before the birth of the Queen’s eighth grandchild, Viscount Severn (Barry Batchelor/PA)

Royalty – Pregnant Princess Anne – Heathrow Airport – London
Princess Anne’s choice of coat camouflaged the baby bump in 1977 when she was expecting her son Peter 40 years ago (PA)

Royalty – Queen Elizabeth II – Royal Academy, Piccadilly, London
The Queen when she was expecting Prince Edward in 1963 (PA)

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