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IMAGES: Royal babies from across the globe!

Last updated on: July 23, 2013 18:18 IST

IMAGES: Royal babies from across the globe!

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Now that Prince William and Kate have welcomed Baby Windsor into the world, we take a look at some of the other blue-blooded tots he'll probably have royal play-dates with!

The third in line to England's throne has finally been born, after a long nine months of speculation, conjecture and intense media scrutiny.

And while the world waits with bated breath for Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, to present their little boy to the public, we bring you a look at other royal children whose births have been met with an equally warm welcome, if not quite as much hype, in their own countries.

Move to the following pages to see just who we're talking about!


Image: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Photographs: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

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Princess Estelle of Sweden

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Closest in age to Baby Windsor is Princess Estelle of Sweden, the daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Second in line to the Swedish throne, the adorable little girl was born in February 2012 and is currently a year and five months old.


Image: Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Princess Estelle of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden attend the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O'Neill hosted by King Carl Gustaf XIV and Queen Silvia at The Royal Palace on June 8, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane of the Netherlands

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The three little princesses seen here are nine-year-old Catharina-Amalia, heiress apparent to the throne of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and her sisters, eight-year-old Alexia and six-year-old Princess Ariane. They are pictured with their parents King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.


Image: King Willem Alexander, Queen Maxima and their daughters (L-R) Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane of The Netherlands arrive at the Muziekbouw following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Photographs: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway

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After her father Prince Haakon, Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (age nine) is second in line to the Norwegian throne. She also has a younger brother Prince Sverre Magnus, seven; their mother is Princess Mette-Marit, who was formerly a commoner and also has a son from a previous relationship, before she married into the royal family.


Image: Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway, Prince Haakon of Norway and Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway attend a photocall after the 50th Ridderrenn on April 13, 2013 in Beitostoelen, Norway
Photographs: Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images

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Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena of Denmark

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The royal family of Denmark has a whole parcel of little royals -- eight, to be precise -- all under the age of 14.

Seen here is the family of Prince Joachim, the younger brother of heir apparent Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. Prince Joachim married twice; as a result, he has two sons from his previous marriage to Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg -- Prince Nikolai, 13 and Prince Felix, 10 -- and two children from his current union with Princess Marie, Prince Henrik, four, and Princess Athena, one.


Image: (Clockwise from top left) Princess Marie, Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix, and Prince Joachim, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena of Denmark meet the press whilst on a skiing holiday in Villars on February 13, 2013 in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
Photographs: The Image Gate/Getty Images for BUNTE

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Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark

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Like younger brother Prince Joachim, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, heir apparent to the throne, also has four children with his wife Princess Mary -- seven-year-old Prince Christian, six-year-old Princess Isabella and two-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine (Vincent was born 26 minutes before Josephine).

So in case you're wondering, the line of succession for Denmark sees Crown Prince Frederik first in line after the reign of his mother, Queen Margrethe II, followed by his four children in order of age, followed by Prince Joachim, followed by his four children in order of age!


Image: (Clockwise from top left) Princess Josephine, Crown Prince Frederik, Princess Mary, Prince Vincent, Princess Isabella and Prince Christian of Denmark meet the press whilst on a skiing holiday in Verbier on February 12, 2012 in Verbier, Switzerland
Photographs: The Image Gate/Getty Images

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Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore of Belgium

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Heir apparent to the Belgian throne Prince Philippe and his wife Princess Mathilde have four children -- Princess Elisabeth, who is the eldest at 11 years of age and set to succeed her father; Prince Gabriel, aged nine; Prince Emmanuel, aged seven and Princess Eleonore, aged five.


Image: (L-R) Prince Emmanuel, Prince Philippe, Princess Elisabeth, Princess Eleonore, Princess Mathilde and Prince Gabriel of Belgium attend the Belgian Royal Family official photocall at Laeken Castle on September 2, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium
Photographs: Mark Renders/Getty Images

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Princesses Leonor and Sofia of Spain

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They're just two little girls in summer dresses in this image, but princesses Leonor, seven, and Sofia, six, of Spain are second and third in line to the throne, respectively. They are the children of Spanish heir apparent Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia.


Image: (L-R) Prince Felipe, Princess Leonor, Princess Sofia and Princess Letizia receive Pope Benedict XVI at Zarzuela Palace on August 19, 2011 in Madrid, Spain
Photographs: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

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Lady Louise Windsor and James Windsor, Viscount Severn

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And finally we come back to the Windsor family. The children seen here are William and Harry's youngest cousins and Queen Elizabeth II's youngest grandchildren -- nine-year-old Lady Louise Windsor and five-year-old James Windsor, Viscount Severn. Their father is Prince Charles' youngest brother Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Unlike in all the other royal families featured here, James, being the male heir, is closer to succeeding the throne than his elder sister Louise -- he is pegged at nine, while she is tenth. This is because the 2011 Commonwealth law that dictates males will no longer take precedence in the order of succession over their older sisters does not retroactively apply to people born before October 2011.


Image: (L-R) Lady Louise Windsor, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and James Windsor, Viscount Severn leave Eton Dorney after the rowing on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Eton Dorney on September 2, 2012 in Windsor, England
Photographs: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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