The Most Iconic Royal Baby Bumps
Posted in News on Dec 12th, 2018
Few things bring more joy to royal families than pregnancy announcements. Royals love to revel in the fact that their blue-blooded ancestry line will go on for ages despite their actual reigning power dwindling by the decade. Highly publicized and with great public expectation, these royal baby bumps made headlines around the world. From Queen Máxima to Princess Margaret, see how many of the baby bellies you remember!
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15. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands - 2003
Back when Queen Maxima was just Princess Maxima, she arrived at The Binnenhof draped in a regal pink embroidered overcoat. Showing up in attendance for Queen Beatrix’s opening remarks to the Dutch parliament, Maxima’s perfectly placed clasp accentuated her plump baby bump. If people weren’t sure of her baby’s gender before this number, they knew soon after!
14. Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland - 2015
With two babies down and one on the way, Princess Madeline of Sweden showed off her adorable baby bump in a beautiful pastel pink flowy gown when she arrived at her brother Prince Carl Philip’s wedding. Royal hubby Christopher O’Neil toted their sweet daughter Leonore on the big wedding day!
13. Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland - 2017
Sweden’s favorite royal couple showed up looking dapper for The Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden’s 40th birthday celebration during summer of 2017. Princess Sofia stole the show in her pink floral patterned dress, and who could miss her blossoming baby bump!
12. Zara Tindall - 2018
Walking hand in hand with her hubby Mike Tindall, Zara Tindall looked stunning in her deep blue coat decorated with delicate embroidered flowers. Perfectly designed to emphasize her proud baby belly, Queen Elizabeth’s eldest granddaughter looked stunning at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding in early 2018.
11. Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York - 1990
Four years after marrying Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Sarah Ferguson couldn’t wait to show off her growing baby bump. Working her angles in this oversized sweater and fuzzy leather coat, Fergie’s budding belly is the cutest!
10. Sophie, Countess of Wessex - 2003
Back in 2003, it was nothing out of the ordinary for Sophie, Countess of Wessex to sport the trendiest outfits on the royal scene. Baby Lady Louise Windsor looks just about ready to pop out of this elegant tan two-piece!
9. Diana, Princess of Wales - 1982
If there is one royal romance story everyone loves to see most, it was that of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Though their love story ended sadly, there are few cuter stories than how their romance began and turned into two happy sons. Back in 1982, Diana was only 21 and pregnant with her first child. This adorable pink number was unmistakable on Prince Charles’ polo field.
8. Kate Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge - 2013
Subtlety has always been Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge’s thing. So when she was pregnant with her first child, Prince George, she always made sure to accent her baby bump ever so inconspicuously. While on a visit to the Naomi House Children’s Hospice, Kate donned an exquisite peach colored coat decorated and a simple beige dress. Suffice it to say, all of Kate Middleton’s pregnancy looks were game changers in the maternity business.
7. Queen Letizia of Spain - 2005
Queen Letizia wasted no time getting busy with her husband Felipe VI of Spain after their 2004 nuptial celebration. By 2005, Queen Letizia announced she was expecting her first child, Leonor, Princess of Asturias. Just weeks before giving birth to her daughter, Queen Letizia sported this simple and sleek black and white outfit at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid.
6. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden - 2015
With Princess Estelle of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden by her side, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden’s baby bump helped paint the happiest family portrait. All dolled up in this deep purple number; Victoria was the belle of the ball when she stepped into the Drottningholm Palace.
5. Princess Diana - 1984
Pregnant with her second son, Prince Harry, Princess Diana stunned in this jaw-dropping near bridal number. This empire line evening dress by Bellville Sassoon inspired wedding gowns for decades to come. Only two years after giving birth to her first son, the United Kingdom and British royal family happily doted upon her blossoming baby belly.
4. Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark - 2010
The true beauty of this sophisticated full-body coat is that Crown Princess Mary is hiding a pregnancy belly under it! Despite its inconspicuous size, Mary is actually pregnant with twins in this 2010 photo! Being the unstoppable force she is, Mary kept up royal duties as scheduled even with two humans growing in her tummy!
3. Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon - 1964
Looking prim and proper wrapped up in this structured topcoat, Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister Princess Margaret enjoyed keeping her pregnancy private throughout her nine months with Lady Sarah Armstrong in her belly. The structured boxy look became Margaret’s thing whenever she was photographed in public while pregnant. So while we can’t really see the belly, the look is forever iconic.
2. Queen Rania of Jordan - 2000
A fashion icon in a lane of her own, Queen Rania of Jordan’s 2000 pregnancy phase was full of frame-worthy looks. Arriving at the British Red Cross Millennium Midsummer Ball in London, Rania dazzled from head to toe in this fabulous capped-sleeve gown. Perfectly crafted to cinch just above her baby belly, this embellished empire waist dress was every bit as graceful as Rania was!
1. Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex - 2018
Arriving at the Hubb Community Kitchen to support the fundraising efforts made by the "Together: Our Community Cookbook," Meghan Markle turned all heads in this warm maroon look. Always the fashionista, the new Duchess of Sussex flaunted an enviable mother's glow. Only a month after officially announcing her pregnancy, Meghan's baby bump is subtle, but a beacon of hope for the Royal family.