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The royal babies who made us go ‘Aw!’ with their first public appearance

Princess Charlotte and Prince George will be welcoming a new baby brother or sister in April.

As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare for the arrival of their third child, here’s a look at the some of the cutest royal babies through the ages.

1. Princess Charlotte

Newborn Princess Charlotte enchanted royal watchers with her doll-like appearance as she made her debut on the steps of the Lindo wing in 2015.

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Princess Charlotte of Cambridge in the arms of her mother the Duchess of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing (John Stillwell/PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released sweet photos of the baby princess being cuddled by her older brother Prince George.

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Prince George holding two-week-old Princess Charlotte (Duchess of Cambridge/PA)

2. Prince George

Tiny George, wrapped snuggly in a white blanket, also won hearts when he was introduced to the world in 2013.

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The Duchess of Cambridge with her husband the Duke of Cambridge and their her son Prince George (John Stillwell/PA)

His next public appearance showed how much he had grown, when the three-month-old was carried into his christening by his proud father William.

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The Duke of Cambridge arrives, holding his son Prince George, at Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace, ahead of the christening (John Stillwell/PA)

3. Prince William

William was born in 1982, less than a year after the Prince and Princess of Wales wed.

In a photoshoot when he was six-months-old, the young chubby-cheeked future king chuckled happily as he played with his parents at Kensington Palace.

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Royalty – Prince William – Kensington Palace

Blue-eyed William – in a white romper suit with blue embroidered detail – appeared transfixed as Diana waved a coloured toy above his head.

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Charles and Diana entertain William (PA)

4. Mia Tindall

The daughter of the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and former England rugby player Mike Tindall is often spotted at equestrian events with her parents.

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Zara walks with her daughter Mia during the St James’s Place Wealth Management Barbury International Horse Trials in Wiltshire (Steve Parsons/PA)

Mia became known for getting up to mischief on the sidelines as a toddler.

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Mia Tindall supports her father Mike Tindall at the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon in Perthshire (Andrew Milligan/PA)

5. Prince Andrew

Andrew, now the Duke of York, was a happy youngster – and also one of the cutest royal babies.

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With one hand for his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the other for big sister Princess Anne, laughing Prince Andrew sits up in his pram in the grounds of Balmoral (PA)

He was born in 1960 and is the second son and third child of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

He was the first child born to a reigning monarch for 103 years.

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Prince Andrew chuckles with happiness on the knee of his grandmother, the Queen Mother, in the garden of Clarence House (PA)

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