Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Then & Now: How Diana Helped Pave The Way For Kate's Royal Baby Bump

  1. Begin
    opener_diana

    64

    SHARES

    comments
    See All Slides

    With Kate Middleton smiling and showing off her baby bump to cameras, it can be easy to forget that 31 years ago, America was fascinated with a different pregnant "people's princess." The late Princess Diana would have turned 52 today, so in honor of her birthday, we're looking at some of the ways she changed the role of being a royal mom. From delivering the heir to the British throne in a hospital, to media photos and keeping mum about the birth date, we compare Princess Di's first pregnancy with Kate's.

    Photo: Richard Young/Rex USA

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Movies & TV

The Non Sports Fan GIF Guide To Watching The Super Bowl

At 6:30 p.m. EST, a countless number of people will be gathering in bars and around television sets to eat, drink, and cheer as they watch Super Bowl XLIX. Some people have been following these teams since the season started, and some still can't name the two teams that made it to the championships. Some are planning read

Styling Tips

5 On-Trend Jeans You Could Buy...Or Just Make Yourself

Some people develop an irrational rage when faced with a product they could make themselves. But for us, even if we had access to the same materials, the same embellishments, and the same starting piece, we are not Junya Watanabe. Our pants would just look weird instead of wonderfully weird. But for those of you with read