The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant as she presented her son to the world in a pale blue polka dot dress reminiscent of the pattern worn by Princess Diana on the day she left hospital with Prince William.
Kate stepped out of the Lindo Wing wearing a bespoke piece by Jenny Packham, a couturier who has become something of a household name thanks to the Duchess.
Observers were quick to draw parallels with the outfit worn by William’s late mother when she posed on the same doorstep with her first-born son in a green spotted dress.
But where Diana appeared nervous and bewildered by the attention, a glowing Kate smiled broadly and spoke assuredly as she introduced her child to the world’s press and the hordes of cheering well-wishers.
The Duchess teamed her outfit with a pair of cream wedges.
Her husband, who wore his sleeves rolled up, sported a pair of dark trousers, brown belt and a pale blue shirt for the occasion, in stark contrast to the pinstripe suit and tie worn by his father in 1982.
A spokesman for Jenny Packham confirmed Kate’s dress was a bespoke piece.
Meanwhile, Netmums founder Siobhan Freegard praised the Duchess for displaying her baby bump as she waved to the crowds.