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Royal baby watch: five picture-perfect milestone moments we can look forward to

The lovely royal baby moments captured on camera that will go down in British history.

Let's be honest, we're all anxiously awaiting for Duchess Catherine and Prince William's royal baby to arrive.

The newest Cambridge will be here any day now, and we're already anticipating those first milestone moments - from their first photo outside of Lindo wing to seeing them take their first steps to watching them master the royal wave by Queen Elizabeth's side on Buckingham Palace balcony.

Here are some of the moments that we can expect to witness:

And soon there will be five!
And soon there will be five!

1. The first baby pix standing outside Lindo Wing

There will be a third pic to add to this collection within days!
There will be a third pic to add to this collection within days!

Traditionally, our first glimpse of a new royal baby is when Duchess Catherine makes an appearance on the steps of Lindo Wing, with Prince William by her side.

Let's take a trip down memory lane...

Prince George's introduction to the world. His mum cradles him carefully, and wears a blue polkadot dress in tribute to Princess Diana.
Prince George's introduction to the world. His mum cradles him carefully, and wears a blue polkadot dress in tribute to Princess Diana.
Princess Charlotte's first public appearance - Duchess Catherine looks markedly more relaxed holding her second child!
Princess Charlotte's first public appearance - Duchess Catherine looks markedly more relaxed holding her second child!

If we're lucky, we'll also see images of big brother Prince George and big sister Princess Charlotte arriving to meet their new sibling.

Who can forget these adorable pics of Prince Geroge when he arrived with his dad to see his new sister?

We loved seeing wee George waving to the cameras.
We loved seeing wee George waving to the cameras.

2. The informal family portrait

In August 2013, Kensington Palace shared this very first family portrait.

Baby George - who is third in line to the British throne - was pictured with his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and in one shot, their pet dog Lupo.

The pictures were taken by Kate's father, Michael Middleton, in the garden of their family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.

A series of four images, taken by Kate, showed Prince George in his new role of big brother.

The two-year-old is seen cradling his little sister, seated in their family home.

In one photo sweet Georgie is seen giving Charlotte a kiss!

In 2015, Kate shared a series of four images of Charlotte with her big brother, George, just weeks after her May birth.
In 2015, Kate shared a series of four images of Charlotte with her big brother, George, just weeks after her May birth.

We're predicting the family will continue with their intimate, non-formal approach to official portraits.

3. The royal christening

Prince George's christening.
Prince George's christening.

The royal christening has to be one of the most anticipated events following the birth of a Prince or Princess.

It's safe to say Prince William and Duchess Kate will continue the tradition of being baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend Justin Welby.

Prince George made his first public appearance, after his arrival, when he was christened at St. James's Palace.

Princess Charlotte's christening.
Princess Charlotte's christening.

The event was a private family affair.

His little sister Princess Charlotte had a more public do, with the paddock outside St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham left open for the public to see the entire royal family.

The milestone occasion was attended by the entire British Royal Family, including the Queen, and the Middleton clan.

Sadly Prince Harry was in Africa, but this year should the family continue with the public event - we'll see a newlywed Prince Harry with his wife Meghan Markle!

4. The first time Kate and Wills take out their baby

He's on the move!
He's on the move!

With Prince George, we got to see the tot enjoy everyday life with his parents on a handful of occasions.

Our favourite has to be when we saw him at the polo, showing off his crawling skills.

Outside of her christening, we saw Princess Charlotte out for the very first time for Trooping the Colour in 2016.

We're hoping Kate and Wills decide to attend a polo match and bring their entire brood - there's something very sweet about seeing the British Royal family off-duty!

5. Royal baby's first Buckingham Palace balcony appearance

Every year, all true royal enthusiasts look forward to one key event: Trooping the Colour.

The special event, which celebrates the Queen's birthday, gives everyone the chance to see the modern monarchy in their element - big hats, bright colours, royal waves and all!

It's also a chance to see Queen Elizabeth in action in her role of Gan-Gan to the kids.

The new royal baby may be too wee to attend this year.

We may get glimpse with Nanny Maria Borrallo giving the kids a peek out from behind the curtain.

Honourable mention: a photo with Lupo

We've never seen Princess Charlotte pictured with the family's pet dog Lupo but the pooch seems to be great mates with Prince George, starring in a total of THREE royal portraits with the future king.

Will the new baby take a portrait with Lupo too? Or maybe all three kids?

In his third birthday portraits the young Prince tried to feed the family dog, Lupo, some of his ice cream!
In his third birthday portraits the young Prince tried to feed the family dog, Lupo, some of his ice cream!