ROYAL BABIES : FIVE THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW 1. A government minister used to be present at royal births, to make sure the baby was not switched. 2. Royal husbands have not always attended the birth of their children. 3. Queen Victoria was the first royal to use anesthesia in childbirth. 4. Prince William was the first heir to the throne to be born in hospital. 5. Titled royal babies do not have surnames.