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Pictures: Royal Baby Gear Through The Years

14/08/2014 16:51 | Updated 22 May 2015

Pictures: Royal Baby gear through the ages

With just weeks (or should that be days, Kate and Wills?) to go before the Royal Baby makes his or her arrival, a new exhibition is celebrating Royal Babies through the years.

A Royal Arrival at the Museum of London showcases baby clothes and shoes worn by Royal children over the past 400 years. Highlights include an embroidered bonnet worn by an infant Charles I, a tiny linen vest embroidered with a crown and a small lace mitten belonging to George III.

A beautiful nursing robe thought to have been used by Queen Victoria will also be on display.

Pictures: Royal Baby gear through the ages

Commenting on the collection, Timothy Long, exhibition curator said: "Not even here yet, Baby Cambridge has captured the world's imagination already. Third in line to the throne - boy or girl - this newborn baby will eventually go on to rule the UK and Commonwealth realms.

"Our archive at the Museum of London is rich with objects related to the royal family, tracing back centuries. From garments worn by the new baby's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandmother, Queen Victoria, to souvenirs commemorating the Coronation of Great Grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

"Through exploring these objects belonging to former royal babies, we are not only able to bring to life a very personal family story, yet we are also able to connect the newest generation of the royal family to over 400 years of UK history."

A Royal Arrival (free display), runs from 28 June to October 2013 at the Museum of London.

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