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A look back: Diana and Charles with young Will and Harry

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The Princess of Wales and Princess Michael of Kent (behind) look on, as royal children applaude from the balconey of Buckingham Palace during ceremonies marking the official birthday of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. The children are from left: Zara Phillips, the daughter of Princess Anne, Prince William, and son of the Prince and Princess of Wales. Princess Dianna is pregnant in this photo with her second child (Prince Harry will be born Sept. 15, 1984). June 16, 1984 -- LONDON, ENGLAND


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FIVE: Family portratis. Diana, Princess of Wales with her youngest son, Prince Henry, born Sept. 15, 1984. October 5, 1984.

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Prince Henry of Wales (Prince Harry), younger son of the Prince and Princess of Wales is seen here with his mother at December 21, 1984 at St. George's Chapel in Windsor. The Prince, born Sept. 15, 1984, is wearing the traditional Royal christening robe, first used by Queen Victoria's first child in 1841. December 21, 1984 -- WINDSOR, ENGLAND

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Here is the post-birth photo op for Prince Harry. The royal couple took Harry home from St. Mary's Hospital in London just 22-hours after he was born.

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Diana, Princess of Wales, and son, Prince William, who celebrates his second birthday on June 21, pose together in the gardens of Kensington Palace, during a special photo session Tuesday. June 12, 1984 -- LONDON, ENGLAND


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3-year-old Prince William, first-born son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, escorted by his parents when he arrived to start his pre-school education at a private kindergarten here today. September 24, 1985 -- LONDON, ENGLAND

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Prince William and his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, meet the crowd after a religious service at Llandaaf Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales, March 1, 1991. It is the future Prince of Wales first visit to Wales. -- CARDIFF, GREAT BRITAIN


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Prince Harry, second from left, arrives at Ludgrove School September 7, 1992, with his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. The Prince joins his brother, Prince William, (left), and was greeted by Janet Barber, Right, wife of one of the school's headmasters. September 7, 1992 -- WOKINGHAM, ENGLAND

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Prince Harry, center, and Prince William, right, jump off a boat toward their mother Princess Diana in the waters off the Caribbean island of Nevis, West Indies, Thursday. Diana and her children are spending the New Year holiday in this island nation. December 31, 1992 -- PRINCELY PLUNGE


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The Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince Charles and Princess Diana with their children, Prince William, right, and the new Prince Harry, who was born September 15, 1984, photographed on October 5, 1984 at Kensington Palace, London.


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Diana, the Princess of Wales, ducking in back right, is shown descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26. Prince Harry is shown wearing a striped shirt in lower left. The Princess and her two sons visitedthe tourist attraction for three days.

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Diana, Princess of Wales, enjoys a ride on the Maid of Mist in Niagara Falls, Ont., in this Oct., 1991, file photo, with her sons Prince Harry, then 7, and Prince William, then 9.

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Prince Charles, Princess Diana and their two children William (R) and Harry leave the church of St Mary Magdalen near Sandringham House Decemeber 25. Diana arrived at Sandringham last night for the traditional Christmas Eve present opening with the royal family.

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The Princess of Wales smiles at her younger son Prince Harry as they view the interior of a Ford car that will take part in the 1995 London to Mexico anniversary rally, April 3. Members of the 2nd Battalion, The Princess of Wales' regiment were at Kensington Palace to show her the car which will take 30 days to travel from London to Acapulco.


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Princess Diana stands with Prince William (L) and Prince Harry (R) at the start of a concert to mark the 50th Anniversary of VE Day, May 7 at London's Hyde Park.

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Britain's Prince and Princess of Wales with their sons Prince William, 2nd left, and Prince Harry, arrive for the Confirmation of Prince William at St George's Chapel in Windsor, Sunday March 9, 1997.

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Britain's Princess Diana jumps from a personal watercraft as her son, Prince Harry looks on Thursday July 17, 1997 during a holiday in Saint Tropez, French Riviera.

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Britain's Princess Diana rides a personal watercraft with her son Prince Harry , steering, Thursday July 17, 1997 during a holiday in Saint Tropez, on the French Riviera.

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Britain's Princess Diana looks at her two sons Prince William, right, and Prince Harry, at Saint Tropez, on the French Riviera, Monday July 14, 1997, where she is spending a few days vacationing and staying at the esidence of Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al Fayed.

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FOUR: Staged family photos. British royals are well aware of the public’s hunger for photos of royal babies, and to appease the paparazzi, a photographer or two will be selected to photograph the young family. Those photographs will then be distributed to the hungry worldwide press. There will likely be a few sessions like these. Here Prince William, age 6-months, plays with his parents during a special picture call at Kensington Palace in London, England on Dec. 22, 1982.


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Prince William takes his first steps today in public in the grounds of Government House, Auckland April 23 with his parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales looking on.


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Prince Wiliiam gets a better view of things from the arms of his father, Prince Charles, during a royal photo session in Auckland, New Zealand.


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This picture of Diana, Princess of Wales and her infant son Prince William was taken on July 20, 1982 at Kensington Palace. It celebrates the first wedding anniversary of the Prince and Princess of Wales.

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Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and wife Princess Diana take home their newborn son Prince William, as they leave St. Mary's Hospital in London. June 22, 1982

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THREE: post-birth photo op. It’s not yet known whether the Duchess of Cambridge will give birth in hospital or at Buckingham Palace, as previous generations did before Diana gave birth to Princes William and Harry in hospital. However, if the littlest heir is born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, the birthplace of her father, we’ll likely see a photo like this one. Here, Prince Charles and Princess Diana take home their newborn son Prince William, as they leave St. Mary's Hospital in London.

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The Royal Family, seen here in this photo taken to celebrate the couple’s 1st wedding anniversary on July 29. The Prince and the Priincess of Wales are pictured with their son Prince William.

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Prince William, holding the hands of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, is greeted by Headmistress, Miss Frederica Blair-Turner on his arrival for the first day of his new school, Wetherby School, a pre-prep for boys, in Pembrdige Square, London, a short drive from his home in Kensington Palace. January 15, 1987 -- LONDON, ENGLAND


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