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Duchess of Cambridge Gives Birth To Second Son

  April 23, 2018 at 8:20 am by

Kensington Palace has announced the Duchess of Cambridge was “safely delivered of a son” at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington at 11:01am local time this morning. “The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well,” the statement continued, before confirming that all close family have been informed. The medical staff who assisted the birth were Guy … Continue reading

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Third Child for Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill

  March 9, 2018 at 5:57 pm by

On March 9, Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland gave birth to a baby girl at the Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm. The little princess is the second daughter of Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O’Neill, and is a younger sister to Princess Leonore (b. 2013) and Prince Nicolas (b. 2015). She was born at 00:41 and weighed 7lbs 6oz. Chris O’Neill gave a brief press conference after his … Continue reading

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A Son For Prince Philip and Princess Danica of Yugoslavia

  February 26, 2018 at 4:52 am by

For the first time in 90 years, a baby Prince has been born on Serbian soil: Princess Danica, wife of Prince Philip, gave birth to the couple’s first child on Sunday February 25th. The newborn, born at 10:30am, has been named Stefan. Both mother and baby are doing well, according to the Royal Court. To mark the birth, Patriarch Irinej of Serbia allowed the bells of the St Sava Temple … Continue reading

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Hereditary Princess Ekaterina Gives Birth To A Daughter

  February 26, 2018 at 2:14 am by

It was announced over the weekend that Hereditary Prince Ernst August and Hereditary Princess Ekaterina of Hanover welcomed their first child last week. Princess Elisabeth was born at Hanover’s Henriettenstift Hospital on Thursday February 22nd. “Along with my whole family, I am very happy and thankful for a safe birth,” the new father said in a statement. Ernst August and Ekaterina were married last July, and recently moved back to Hanover … Continue reading

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Prince Hamzah and Princess Basma Welcome Fourth Daughter Together

  February 7, 2018 at 10:18 am by

On Wednesday February 7th, Jordan’s Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein and his second wife Princess Basma welcomed their fourth child together, a daughter named Nafisa. “God have mercy on you, my dear father, and thank God who gave me today my daughter Nafisa,” the new father posted on his Twitter account this morning. The baby was born on the anniversary of her paternal grandfather, King Hussein’s, death. Queen Noor also posted … Continue reading

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Princess Alix de Ligne and Count Guillaume de Dampierre Welcome First Child

  January 4, 2018 at 12:38 am by

The Facebook page of the Imperial House of Brazil has announced that Princess Alix de Ligne gave birth to a daughter on December 21. The infant was born in Rio de Janeiro and has been named Olympia. She is the first child for Princess Alix and her husband, Count Guillaume de Dampierre. The couple were married in June 2016. Princess Alix is the daughter of the 14th Prince de Ligne … Continue reading

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A Daughter for Archduchess Gabriella and Prince Henri

  December 20, 2017 at 8:38 am by

Some surprising news comes out of Luxembourg today, as it was announced that Archduchess Gabriella of Austria, the younger daughter of Archduke Carl Christian and Archduchess Marie Astrid, welcomed her first child back in October. The 23-year-old Archduchess gave birth to a healthy baby girl on October 30th. Gabriella and her fiance, Prince Henri of Bourbon-Parma – youngest son of Prince Erik of Bourbon-Parma and Countess Lydia af Holstein-Ledreborg – have named … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Newest Prince Named Gabriel

  September 4, 2017 at 10:18 am by

During a special Council of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm this morning, King Carl XVI Gustaf announced the name of his newest grandchild, the second son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, who was born on Thursday last week. The infant has been named Gabriel Carl Walther, and has been given the Duchy of Dalarna by the King. The choice of Dalarna is one with strong familial ties … Continue reading

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Carl Philip and Sofia Take Their Little Prince Home

  September 1, 2017 at 1:16 pm by

On Friday, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia returned to their home at Villa Solbacken with their newborn son, who was born on the morning of August 31. Prince Carl Philip had announced the gender of his and Princess Sofia’s second child during a press conference on Thursday afternoon, telling reporters the couple’s elder child Prince Alexander had a new little brother. The newborn weighed 3.4kg and was 49cm long. … Continue reading

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Princess Sofia Gives Birth To Second Child

  August 31, 2017 at 6:25 am by

The Marshal of the Realm in Sweden, Svante Lindqvist, has announced a short time ago that Princess Sofia, wife of Prince Carl Philip, was safely delivered of her second child this morning at the Danderyd Hospital. The newborn, whose gender will be revealed at a yet-to-come press conference with Prince Carl Philip, was born at 11:24am. Both Princess Sofia and the baby are doing well. The infant joins the couple’s son, … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Stephanie, Short-lived Queen of Portugal

  July 15, 2017 at 3:00 am by

180 years ago today, in the southern German town of Krauchenwies, Princess Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was born to Prince Karl and Princess Josephine. The Princess was the couple’s second child, her siblings were Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern; Carol I of Romania; Prince Anton; Prince Friedrich; and Princess Marie, Countess of Flanders. Among her ancestors Stephanie counted the Princes of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Grand Dukes of Baden, Landgraves of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Johan Willem … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Max of Baden, German Chancellor

  July 10, 2017 at 3:00 am by

150 years ago, Prince Maximilian of Baden – future Margrave, future Chancellor of Imperial Germany – was born in Baden-Baden to Prince Wilhelm of Baden and Princess Maria Maximilianovna of Leuchtenberg. Prince Max was the couple’s second child, his elder sister Marie would marry the Duke of Anhalt in 1889. Among his ancestors, the Prince could count Grand Dukes of Baden and Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Tsars of Russia, and Kings of Bavaria, … Continue reading

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A New Granddaughter for Princess Basma bint Talal

  June 18, 2017 at 1:48 am by

Jordan’s Princess Basma bint Talal has become a grandmother for the sixth time, announcing on social media her younger son has welcomed his first child. “My son Saad and his wife Zeina were blessed today by the arrival of their daughter, Basma. As her grandmother, I am completely overjoyed,” the Princess said in the announcement, which featured a photo of herself with her new granddaughter. The infant was born on Saturday. She … Continue reading

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On This Day: Mary of Teck, Future British Queen, Is Born

  May 26, 2017 at 7:00 am by

150 years ago, a Princess was born at Kensington Palace – Victoria Mary of Teck. Her father was a German Prince who later became the Duke of Teck, while her mother was a granddaughter of the British King George III. May, as she was known, would bring her family back into the main line of the British Royal Family through her marriage to a future British King. Princess May spent … Continue reading

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On This Day: Maria Theresia Is Born

  May 13, 2017 at 8:00 am by

300 years ago today, the only female ruler of the Habsburg Monarchy was born at Homburg Palace in Vienna. Maria Theresia was the eldest daughter of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor. Prior to her birth, Charles had issued a new act of succession to allow any daughters of his to succeed the throne ahead of his two nieces, the daughters of the previous ruler, Joseph I. As Maria Theresia was only … Continue reading

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On This Day: A Future Greek Queen Is Born

  April 18, 2017 at 5:00 am by

One century ago, a baby Princess was born in the German town of Blankenburg am Harz to the Duke and Duchess of Brunswick. She was named Frederica, and forty years later, would become the Queen Consort of the Hellenes. Princess Frederica, whose full name was Friederike Luise Thyra Victoria Margarita Sophia Olga Cecilia Isabella Christa, was the only daughter of Ernst August, Duke of Brunswick and Head of the House of Hanover, and his … Continue reading

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On This Day: Queen Victoria Gives Birth To Her Last Child

  April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am by

160 years ago, on April 14, 1857, the ninth and final child – “it is a fine child, and a girl!” [1] – of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was born, two weeks overdue, at Buckingham Palace. Princess Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore was the couple’s fifth daughter, and quickly became a favourite of her parents, who were happy to indulge her in … Continue reading

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A Second Son for Prince Faisal & Princess Zeina of Jordan

  April 8, 2017 at 7:42 am by

Jordan’s Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein and his wife Princess Zeina welcomed on Saturday their second child, a baby boy named Prince Mohammad bin Faisal. The couple have an older son together – Prince Abdullah bin Faisal – born in 2016. The newborn prince is a 42nd generation direct descendant of Islam’s prophet Muhammad. He shares his name with his father’s uncle, Prince Mohammad bin Talal. Prince Faisal, 53, is the … Continue reading

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Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Gives Birth To Third Son

  March 24, 2017 at 6:57 am by

Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, daughter of the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, gave birth to her fifth child – a son – on March 22. Baby boy Rashid bin Mansoor joins two big brothers (Mohammed and Hamdan) and two big sisters (Fatima and Lateefa). The Sheikha, who is married to Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a half-brother of the Emir of Abu Dhabi, … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Anne Hyde, Mother of Two Reigning Queens

  March 12, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Today marks the 380th anniversary of the birth of Anne Hyde, who was the mother of two reigning Queens of England. Born at Cranbourne Lodge, Windsor in March 1637, Anne was the eldest child of Edward Hyde (later 1st Earl of Clarendon) and his second wife, Frances Aylesbury. She was named for her father’s first wife, who died shortly after their marriage in 1629. Edward Hyde was a politician and a member … Continue reading

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