The royal family spend their lives in the public eye, so it's oddly fitting that they make their debut on the world's stage when they are just a few hours old. A picture of the beaming and dazed parents posing with their brand-new baby on the hospital steps has become a rite of passage, but it's a relatively new practice, as the queen gave birth to each of her four children in royal residences so they were all primped, posed, and ready for their close-up by the time the cameras were allowed in.
Let's a look at some landmark moments . . .