Thoughts turn to Diana with the birth of the royal baby
GREG Pead remembers the birth of Prince William back in 1982 better than most.
The Coolangatta shop owner was the partner of Paul Burrell, who was the royal butler and friend of Princess Diana at the time.
Mr Pead, like many others was hoping for a baby girl, but said the royal couple must be over the moon with their first child regardless of the sex.
"In my case, I was hoping for a baby girl as it would have had Diana's name, whether it was a first or middle name," Mr Pead said.
"I think Prince William will now be hoping his second child will be a girl, and there is always the old saying the heir and the spare."
Princess Diana's death in the 90s still saddens Mr Pead, along with the fact she never got to see her first grandchild.
"It is very sad that we will never see Diana holding her grandson, I shudder at the thought of Camilla holding the baby," Mr Pead said.