Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (better know to us as Kate Middleton) will be giving birth any day now, and if you’re waiting impatiently for the news about the birth of the royal baby, you might be interested in learning how royal pregnancies were treated in the 15th century.
“The White Queen” will feature its own pregnant royal, Elizabeth Woodville, who was also a commoner that married into the royal family. However, the one thing Catherine won’t have to worry about is praying for a boy; in the 15th century, royal parents would pray for boys since only males could inherit the throne.
Check out this cool video about 15th century royal births as well as some facts about royal births now and then. There’s also a picture of Rebecca Ferguson as a very pregnant Queen Elizabeth below.
Royal Birth, Then and Now