July 23rd, 2013
11:47 AM ET

Growing Up Royal

With great expectations and even greater credentials, Duchess of Cambridge Kate gave birth to England’s newest royal yesterday.

The little prince came in at 8 lbs., 6 oz. and commanded the world’s attention even before the world has learned his name. He will also step into a life royal wealth, one that proves, 'It's good to be the future king.'

“Some of the perks will include access to five castles, three protection officers, a fleet of royal vehicles and three royal nurseries,” reports “New Day” Anchor Kate Bolduan. “Not so bad for someone who was just born.” (WATCH TOP VIDEO)

While he will have privileges, Prince William and Kate have also stressed their desire to lead as normal lives as possible and be highly involved with raising their child.

This begs the comparison to William’s mother, Princess Diana, and if Kate will treat motherhood like Diana did with William and Prince Harry.

And the comparisons don't end there.

When the framed birth announcement was placed on a gilded easel outside Buckingham Palace, “Will and Kate's tiny new addition officially became part of a family full of long-standing traditions. Like that easel,” Bolduan says. “It's the same one that bore the announcement of Prince William 31 years ago.” Watch:

Similarly, dozens of news organizations have been staked outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London for weeks, Bolduan says.

“The same place Princess Diana gave birth to Prince William.”

So the question is: Will Kate mirror Diana in motherhood?

“The new baby prince will be raised in the same home – Kensington Palace – where William and Harry grew up.  And many royal experts believe Kate will try to give her child the same sense of normalcy Diana always strived for.”

“She really wants to be a hands-on mom,“ says Michelle Tan, the Senior Editor People Magazine. “They're really going to be a united front in terms of a family.”

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