To that end, a geneticist weighed in on what he thought the young prince or princess might look like. How good was the guess? Check out the drawing and photos below and decide for yourself!
Royal genes! What Princess Diana’s baby will look like (1982)
By Val Hudson – Good Housekeeping (July 1982)
Britain’s top geneticist says the baby is likely to have blue eyes, his mother’s nose, and — sorry — his father’s ears. And England’s bookmakers say it will be a boy. Any day now, we’ll know if they are right!
What Prince Charles’ & Princess Diana’s baby will look like
Like millions of parents-to-be, the Prince and Princess of Wales have spent some happy moments wondering who their baby will look like.
As a baby… The size of a newborn is determined by the size of the parents. Because Charles and Diana are tall, their baby will be quite long (about 25 inches) and weigh about seven and a half pounds. [He weighed 7 pounds, 1.5 ounces at birth.]
At six months… By Christmas 1982, the royal baby will probably be fairly tall and well-proportioned, have blond curly hair (though the color may darken as the Prince’s did). The youngster will have blue eyes, a prominent nose and ears, and a long, narrow face.
Princess Diana and newborn Prince William on the cover of PEOPLE magazine (1982)
Prince William and Princess Diana
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