Kate Middleton honors Princess Diana by wearing bright red dress after birth of third child

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
The Duchess of Cambridge wears Jenny Packham to present the new royal baby to the world with her husband, Prince William, April 23, 2018. (Photo: AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child on Monday morning. Hours later, the pair emerged on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in London with their second son, whose name has yet to be revealed.

Kate Middleton with her newborn son, who is fifth in line to the British throne. (Photo: John Stillwell/Pool photo via AP)

Kensington Palace said that the baby, the couple’s second son, was born at 11:01 GMT and weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

Around 6 p.m. local London time, Kate Middleton was discharged from the hospital and stepped out with her husband their newborn son. The 36-year-old mother to 4-year-old Prince George and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte wore a red shift dress custom designed by Jenny Packham that featured a white lace Peter Pan collar.

This is the third time the royal has looked to Packham to design a look for her first appearance after giving birth. For her debut with her first son on the hospital steps in July 2013, she seemingly paid sartorial tribute to Princess Diana in a custom-made polka dot dress by Jenny Packham.

The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a sunny yellow dress by Jenny Packham as she presented Princess Charlotte to the world. (Photo: Getty Images)
Following the birth of Prince George, the Duchess of Cambridge may have gotten sartorial inspiration from Princess Diana in a polka dot dress by Jenny Packham. (Photos: Getty Images)

She also looked to the go-to label following the birth of Princess Charlotte in May 2015, as she chose a sunny yellow shift dress adorned with daffodils.

The Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to Princess Diana in a red, collared frock. (Getty Images)

The duchess seemingly paid a sartorial tribute to Diana yet again with her red frock. When Princess Diana stepped out with her own second son, Prince Harry, for a photo op, she too was in a red dress with a white collar.

The second son of the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William of Britain leaves the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital with his parents. (Photo: Reuters/Henry Nicholls)

Like his older siblings, the couple’s newborn son followed the royal family’s 70-year tradition of being wrapped in a bespoke blanket by G.H. Hurt & Son.

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