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Kate Middleton Royal Baby Dress Similar To Princess Diana Frock (PHOTOS)

07/23/2013 03:26 EDT | Updated 07/24/2013 07:55 EDT

Proud parents Kate Middleton and Prince William debuted their newborn royal baby to the world on Tuesday to much fanfare.

And while most eyes were on the couple's adorable son, we at HuffPost Canada Style couldn't help but check out the Duchess of Cambridge's pretty blue and white polka-dot dress by British designer Jenny Packham.

The cute, loose frock just happened to bear a striking resemblance to the dress that Will's late mum Princess Diana wore when she left the very same hospital as Kate after giving birth to William in June 1982.

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The Princess of Wales was just 20 years old when she left the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London with the royal heir in her arms and then-husband Prince Charles by her side. Sporting a loose green polka-dot gown, Di looked flushed and happy with her first son. (Two years later the "People's Princess" would give birth to Will's brother, Prince Harry.)

Both Kate and Will thanked the staff at St. Mary's after giving birth to their son (whose named has not been revealed yet) in a statement on Monday:

"We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received.

"We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone - staff, patients and visitors - for their understanding during this time."

Happy papa William joked that the baby has "got [Kate's] looks, thankfully," and that the entire birth was "very special."

Congrats to the happy couple!

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Diana in 1982:

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