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WreathOfLaurels 09-21-2016 08:53 PM

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? :biggrin:

Curryong 09-21-2016 09:16 PM

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.

hernameispekka 09-21-2016 09:22 PM

I only know of twins. A problem that has arisen (arose?) was the christening gowns :P

Pranter 09-21-2016 09:39 PM

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.


LaRae

hernameispekka 09-21-2016 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 1925742)
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.


LaRae

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.

WreathOfLaurels 09-21-2016 09:51 PM

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

wanderingnana 09-21-2016 10:13 PM

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

cdm 09-22-2016 12:56 AM

Check this thread
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ead.php?t=7283

WreathOfLaurels 09-22-2016 01:26 AM

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Originally Posted by cdm (Post 1925765)

I was looking for that thread and couldn't find it when searching. Sorry for the double up. :blush:

Curryong 09-22-2016 01:30 AM

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?

WreathOfLaurels 09-22-2016 01:45 AM

I was thinking about twins plus MBs of greater magnitude.

Denville 09-22-2016 03:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Curryong (Post 1925777)
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

WreathOfLaurels 09-22-2016 04:04 AM

The lack of triplets plus in the modern era isn't a surprise - but the news about the waldeck pyrmont three was pretty neat.

Denville 09-22-2016 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by WreathOfLaurels (Post 1925795)
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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