Princess Diana ‘could barely put one foot in front of the other’ during Lindo Wing photoshoot and ‘burst into tears’ when it was over

Princess Diana ‘could barely put one foot in front of the other’ during Lindo Wing photoshoot and ‘burst into tears’ when it was over

PRINCESS Diana "could barely walk" when she posed outside the Lindo Wing with a baby Prince William – and "burst into tears" after it was over.

The late royal spoke about the ordeal in her book Call Me Diana, by Nigel Cawthorne, in quotes which have resurfaced since pregnant Meghan Markle, 37, chose to buck the tradition.


Princess Di introduced both her sons to the world on the hospital steps just hours after giving birth – and Kate Middleton followed suit with George, Charlotte and Louis.

But Meghan and Prince Harry, 36, have chosen to keep Baby Sussex's birth private – and will announce his or her arrival at a later date.

Speaking about posing for pictures after William's birth, in 1982, Diana said: “When I left the hospital, I could barely put one foot in front of the other.

“My stitches were killing me. It was such a strain to stand there and smile even just for a few minutes.”

She added: “As soon as the car disappeared around the corner out of sight of the photographers, I burst into tears.”

Despite this bad experience, Diana felt compelled to repeat the performance in 1984, when Prince Harry was born.

Biographer Andrew Morton previously revealed Diana felt Prince Charles was disappointed Harry was a boy – and that he had red hair, a trait which runs in the Spencer family.

Despite his comments having hurt her feelings, Diana felt compelled to stand on the steps again just hours later – and smile like everything was fine.

We previously spoke to two mums who had home births, to see if Meghan is right to have her baby at home.

And the Queen's former aide has hit back at rumours Meghan has already given birth, telling royal fans to "hold their horses".

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