Royal Baby-Watchers Hope for Delivery on Diana's Birthday

Many hope Kate Middleton gives birth on the day her husband's mother would have been 52.
2:22 | 07/01/13

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Also burning up, the countdown to royal baby watch is in high gear and so many royal watchers are dreaming that today could be the day. Why? Because it is princess diana's or would be her 52nd birthday. Abc's lama hasan has the story from london. Reporter: The world has been captivated by their love affair and now all eyes are on kate. In just days, she and william will welcome the country's next heir. Kate following in diana's footsteps, the comparisons are inevitable. Diana, the most photographed woman in the world and now glamorous kate has become a star and charitable icon in her own right. And as she prepares to give birth, kate will undoubtedly take a cue from the way princess diana raised william. She will want to bring their child up to have the sail -- some of the same values that william had. Diana was really a fabulous mother. Reporter: Diana was a whole new type of royal. Showering her boys with love. Putting them first, insisting william as an infant was with her in australia. No, little babies don't go on these tours, she said, william doesn't go, I don't go. Reporter: From their earliest moment, william and harry were in front of the world's cameras. Stop, stop. They had a magical childhood. William was naughty and harry just worshipped him and did everything he said. Reporter: Diana taught her boys by example same as using her celebrity to help the sick, those with aids. William and harry caraying on in her footstep. She played huge part in my life and harry's and how we saw things. Reporter: Sure enough, william and kate will be reflecting on diana as they did at their wedding, ad committed to carrying on her legacy with their baby. It's sad that she won't have a chance to be here. She had the best seat in the house. Yeah, she would have loved to be there. She would have loved kate. Reporter: And no doubt diana is up there watching again as william, kate and uncle harry embark on the next chapter of their life with her first grandchild. For "good morning america," lama hasan, abc news, london.

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