This Photo From Prince William's Birth Shows How Out Of Control Paparazzi Have Become

Throngs of paparazzi  have been camped outside of St. Mary’s Hospital for weeks in anticipation of the royal baby.

The same hospital where Prince William was born 31 years ago.

Foreign editor at ABC News, Jon Williams, posted a photo of the paparazzi scene outside of St. Mary’s on June 21, 1982 — the day that Prince William, heir to the throne, was born.

There are plenty of photogs, but nothing compared to the media frenzy currently outside of the hospital’s Lindo Wing.

Here’s the vintage pic enlarged. Note that the media is contained in one small area:

Royal Baby

Today, Williams notes there are nearly four times as many photogs lined up:

royal baby paparazzi
royal baby paparazzi

Even the fans are lined up for blocks:

royal baby fans

Here’s Princess Diana and Prince Charles presenting Prince William to the world outside of St. Mary’s:

Princess Diana Prince William baby

Now it’s just a matter of time before we see Prince William and Kate Middleton exit the same hospital with their own royal baby.

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