Style Throwback: Royal and Pregnant
Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, attended the wedding of a lady-in-waiting as her last public appearance before the birth of son Charles, the Prince of Wales.
Princess Margaret looked chic in black shawl-collar coat and handbag while pregnant with her second child, Lady Sarah-Armstrong Jones.
Princess Anne went for a decidedly bohemian vibe while pregnant with her first child, Peter Phillips.
Princess Anne still maintains her boho vibe, while sporting a more polished white coat, while pregnant with daughter Zara.
Pregnant with Prince William, Princess Diana steps out in a textured coat and blue heels.
Princess Diana is a vision in red in a David Sassoon maternity gown.
Princess Diana hangs out at a polo match in a pink dress.
In her later months of pregnancy, Princess Diana favored oversize maternity dresses that were comfortable, yet stylish.
Shortly before the birth of Prince William, Princess Diana appeared in London with Prince Charles wearing a deep emerald dress with a matching hat.
Pregnant with Prince Harry, Princess Diana wears the Spencer Family tiara to an event at the Royal Academy.
Princess Diana wears pearls with her Catherine Walker gown to a movie premiere while pregnant with Prince Harry.
While pregnant with Princess Beatrice, Sarah Ferguson favored bright colors and decidedly '80s silhouettes.
Fergie got nautical in a sailor suit and hat while watching a polo match at Windsor.
Pregnant with Princess Eugenie, Fergie hit the slopes in her best "cool mom" attire.
Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, preferred darker colors and simple, reserved styles for her maternity wear.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and wife of Prince Edward, is seen in London while pregnant with Lady Louise Windsor.
Pregnant with Baby #2, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, strays from her typical black and goes for a white frock.
Sophie models a red statement hat at the Royal Wedding Diamond Anniversary.
Kate Middleton, wearing a Diane von Furstenberg coat, and husband Prince William leave the hospital after a morning sickness scare.
The Duchess visits Naomi House, sporting a coral coat, light peach dress, and her signature nude L.K. Bennett heels.
Kate makes her last public appearance before the birth of her child in a light pink Alexander McQueen coat. The royal baby is due any day.
It was recently announced that Zara Phillips Tindall, daughter of Princess Anne, is pregnant with her first child and due in 2014.
With July 11 marked as the official due date
and Prince William's child (and the future heir to the British monarchy), we can't help but have royal babies on the brain.
Being a member of the
British royal family
comes with certain responsibilities, but can you imagine being a
royal? Countless public appearances and media frenzies can't make being royal mom-to-be very easy -- unless you're
Kate Middleton and you always manage to look flawless
, no matter what the occasion.
Starting with Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Princess Margaret, we took a look back at all the British royals who were pregnant before Kate (and one who is following in her footsteps!). From Princess Diana's sweet maternity dresses and sophisticated gowns to Fergie's bold colors and nautical-inspired ensembles, we've got all the British royal pregnancy style right here.
How does their style stack up that of the shining star of today's maternity style, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge?
Click through the gallery to see for yourself!