Royal Baby Born Into New Era From Queen Elizabeth II

VIDEO: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's firstborn is the third in line to the British throne.
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Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed a baby boy today, weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz., the palace announced, to much celebration from royal fans across the world.

The new heir, His Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge, is the third in line to the British throne, after grandfather Prince Charles and father Prince William.

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"It'll be the first time since the end of Queen Victoria's reign when we'll have three future monarchs alive ... at the same time as the monarch in residence, the queen," Robert Lacey, author of the book "Majesty," said today on "Good Morning America."

Eighty-seven years separate the newest member of the royal family from the reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who is "delighted at the news" of the birth, according to the British monarchy's official Twitter account.

Elizabeth has been on the throne for 61 years and much has changed since Elizabeth's birth in 1926, when U.S. postage stamps costs 2 cents, Calvin Coolidge was the U.S. president, and classic children's book "Winnie-the-Pooh" was published. Here's a look back at some of the pop culture milestones from Elizabeth's birth to Prince Wiliam's to the birth today.

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PHOTO: Queen Elizabeth II attends Ascot racecourse, Oct. 20, 2012 in Ascot, England.
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Queen Elizabeth II

The reigning British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has been on the throne 61 years. Born April 21, 1926, Elizabeth, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, came into the world when Calvin Coolidge was in the White House and U.S. postage stamps costs 2 cents each.

Born April 21, 1926.

U.S. postage stamp costs 2 cents.

Calvin Coolidge is in the White House; Prime Minister Benito Mussolini is at the helm in Italy.

The League of Nations Slavery Convention abolishes slavery.

Henry Ford announces the 40-hour week.

U.S. Route 66, America's highway, is created and runs from Chicago to Los Angeles.

"Winnie-the-Pooh" is published by author A. A. Milne.; F. Scott Fiztgerald publishes "The Great Gatsby."

Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Hefner, Jerry Lewis, Mel Brooks and Fidel Castro were also born in 1926.

St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series.

TIME's Person of the Year and the Academy Awards did not exist yet.

PHOTO: Prince William Duke of Cambridge celebrates his 31st birthday June 21, 2013 seen here in this file photo April 26, 2013.
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Prince William

Born June 21, 1982.

U.S. Postage Stamp costs 20 cents

Ronald Reagan is President of the U.S.

No. 1 Single on William's birthday is Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder's "Ebony and Ivory."

Sony introduces the compact disc player.

1982 Best Picture Oscar goes to "Gandhi." The epic biopic beat out the popular "E.T." and "Tootsie" in the category.

Super Bowl XVI: San Francisco 49ers beat out Cincinnati Bengals. MVP: Joe Montana

Michael Jackson releases his second adult solo album, "Thriller."

TIME's "Person of the Year" is the Computer.

"Magnum, P.I." is a popular television show.

Double Stuff Oreos are introduced.

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PHOTO: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge prepare to leave from Calgary Airport to head to Los Angeles on July 8, 2011 in Calgary, Canada.
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Royal Baby

Born July 22, 2013.

U.S. postage stamp costs 46 cents

Barack Obama, the nation's first African-American president, is in the White House.

No. 1 single on the Billboard Music charts is "Blurred Lines," by Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell.

Selena Gomez is one of the many celebrities who will share a birthday with the royal baby. So do Oscar de la Renta, David Spade, Bob Dole, Rose Kennedy, Rufus Wainwright and more, click here. 2013 Oscar for Best Picture went to "Argo." (Ben Affleck's "Argo" was a dark horse that beat out frontrunner "Les Miserables" and "Lincoln.")

Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.

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