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Old 09-21-2016, 09:53 PM
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Royal Multiple Births

Being a twin myself, I was wondering about the subject of multiple births and royalty - how many have there been?, have there been royal triplets or any MBs larger than twins? any succession questions,? other issues that the problem raises of multiple births?
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I think, as you know, that the possibility of triplets and quads in royal families in centuries past would have been incredibly rare. It would have been rarer still for mother and all babies to have survived.

In the modern era the only person I know of who could remotely be described as Royal who experienced a multiple birth, was Princess Katharina-Sophie of Waldeck and Pyrmont who gave birth to triplets in 2004. She had a daughter Zita-Florentine and two sons Henry-Oscar and John-Moritz, who were born in Hamburg.
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:22 PM
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I only know of twins. A problem that has arisen (arose?) was the christening gowns :P
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:39 PM
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The only ones that come immediately to mind are the twins of Monaco. I'm sure there have been others..although not common I wouldn't think.


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Old 09-21-2016, 10:50 PM
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The only ones that come immediately to mind are the twins of Monaco. I'm sure there have been others..although not common I wouldn't think.


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Well, Denmark has a current pair as well. I'm not very familiar with the more distant royals nor with historical/previous generations, so I'm sure there must have been quite a few pair of twins at least. More than 2 though will probably not be likely.
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:51 PM
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The main sets of twins I can think of off the top of my head are

The Shah and princess Ashraf
Prince jean and princess marguerite of Luxembourg
The Monaco babies
Catherine de Medicis last pregnancy was twin girls who died after birth
Cleopatra's first two children with mark Anthony - cleopatra Selene and Alexander Helios

And I can't remember any others right now
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Old 09-21-2016, 11:13 PM
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Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium have twins as do the German Prince and Princess who are the heirs of Wilhem II. They just announced her pregnancy but their first pregnancy produced twins
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Check this thread
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Old 09-22-2016, 02:26 AM
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I was looking for that thread and couldn't find it when searching. Sorry for the double up.
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I thought this thread wasn't about twins anyway, (there have been lots of those, even in previous centuries) but any possible Royal triplets, quads, quins etc?
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I was thinking about twins plus MBs of greater magnitude.
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I thought this thread wasn't about twins anyway, (there have been lots of those, even in previous centuries) but any possible Royal triplets, quads, quins etc?
Never heard of any more than twins. But in past times one of hte French Louis had twins, (LXV?) and Henri II of France, (wife Cath de Medici) had twin daughters (Jeanne & Victoire) who died at birth or in infancy. Margaret of Prussia (Ed VII's neice) had 6 sons, and there were TWO pairs of twins
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The lack of triplets plus in the modern era isn't a surprise - but the news about the waldeck pyrmont three was pretty neat.
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The lack of triplets plus in the modern era isn't a surprise - but the news about the waldeck pyrmont three was pretty neat.
WHy? I mean why would there not be triplets plus in the modern era?
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