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Royal and noble Births Announcements
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Fernando Fitz James Stuart y de Solis, Duke of Huescar (b.14 September 1990) [older of two sons of Carlos Martinez de Irujo y Fitzjames-Stuart, Duke of Alba (b.1949) & his former wife Matilda de Solis y Martinez de Campos (b.1963)] & his wife Sofia, nee Palazuelo (b.1992) [daughter of Fernando Palazuelo Baldasúa & his former wife Sofía Barroso] had their second daughter, Sofia, in the Clínica del Rosario, Madrid, on 10 January.

A sister for Rosario (8-9-2020).

Source: https://www.vanitatis.elconfidencia...uz-a-su-segunda-hija-de-nombre-sofia_3556037/ (Thanks, Blog Real!)
 
Prince Nayef bin Asem of Jordan (b.22 January 1998) [youngest of six children and only son of Prince Asem bin Nayef of Jordan (b.1948) & third child by his current wife Sana, nee Khalimat (b.1960)] & his wife Princess Farah Nayef, nee Sharifa Farah bint Nasser Alluhaymaq had their first child, Asem, on 12 January.

Sources: https://www.instagram.com/p/CnXcVNPsD2f/
 
Mathías Mailhos Algorta (b.1991) [eldest of four children of Mathías Juan Mailhos Auersperg (b.1964) {himself son of Princess Johanna of Auersperg (b.1942) & her late former husband German Mailhos Ferriolo (1933-2005)} & his wife Josefina Algorta Rachetti (b.1964)] & his wife Emanuela, nee Rubio McClew had their first child, Ciro, this year.

Source: Descendants of Prince Karl of Auersperg
 
Count François de Nicolay (b.1989) [son of Princess Sophie de Ligne (b.1957) & her former husband Count Philippe de Nicolay (b.1955)] & his wife Adriana Dominique, nee Spence (b.1991) had their first child, Aurélia, this year.

Source: Descendants of Duke Wilhelm of Nassau
 
And another grandchild for Prince Asem and Princess Sana of Jordan!

Princess Nejla bint Asem of Jordan (b.9 May 1988) [daughter of Prince Asem bin Nayef of Jordan (b.1948) & his current wife Sana, nee Khalimat (b.1960)] & her husband Nasser Osama Talhouni had their third daughter, Basma, on 5 February.

A sister for Kareemah (6-1-2016) & Shayma (11-9-2018).

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/CoScappsvN9/
 
Lady Melissa Percy and her husband Remy Trafelet welcomed twins. Two sons Percy Dean and Alfred Ralph on February 22nd 2023.
Two brothers for Bluebell Rose, born on February 19th 2020

Source: Daily Telegraph (4-3-2023) birth-announcements
 
Prince Alexander of Croy (*1987), eldest child of Prince Philipp of Croy (*1957) and Duchess Margarethe of Oldenburg (*1954), and his wife Katja Schulz (*1988) had their first child, Ferdinand, this year.

The couple married in 2016.

Source: Descendants of Duke Wilhelm of Nassau
 
Princess Maria Thereza de Orleans e Braganca and her husband Guilherme dos Santos Zanker had their first son and second child Pedro de Orleans e Braganca Zanker on February 10th 2023
A brother for Maria Francisca (* 9-3-2020)

Source: Hein Bruins on Nobiliana BAG 2023
 
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Princess Eliane de Merode (b.20 March 1990) [daughter of Prince Léonel de Merode (b.1951) & his wife Régine, nee Countess de Liedekerke (b.1955)] & her husband Honourable Charles Astor (b.10 November 1990) [son and heir apparent of John Astor, 3rd Baron Astor of Hever (b.1946) & his wife Honourable Elizabeth Mackintosh (b.1950)] had their second daughter, Lilyrose, on 20 March.

A sister for Astrid Henriette Elizabeth (9-11-2020)

A miraculous gift for Mummy for her 33rd birthday!

Source: https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/2023/03/daughter-for-lord-astor-of-hevers-heir.html
 
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg welcomed their second child, another son, today, March 27, 2023.

Born at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte in Luxembourg at 10:04 am, the Prince will be named François Henri Luis Marie Guillaume.


** monarchie.lu: Birth of H.R.H. Prince François **
 
Prince Josef-Emmanuel and Princess Maria-Claudia of Liechtenstein have welcomed a baby boy named Leo


That's wonderful news for the parents and wider family! Hopefully he will develop a great bond with his cousin Althaea who was born last year.

He was most likely named after Josef-Emmanuel's eldest brother Leopold who died at birth.
 
:previous: What a sweet and poignant gesture, to remember the brother he never knew...
 
Louis Robert Paul Ducruet (b.26 November 1992) [eldest of three children and only son of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco (b.1965) & older one by her former husband Daniel Ducruet (b.1964); for his father Louis is second of four children and younger son] & his wife Marie, nee Chevallier (b.28 December 1992) had their first child, a daughter, in Princess Grace Hospital Centre, Monaco on 4 April.

For new father's parents it's a debut as grandparents.

Source:https://www.monacomatin.mc/people/marie-et-louis-ducruet-parents-dune-petite-fille-839158 (Thanks, polyesco!)
 
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Louis Robert Paul Ducruet (b.26 November 1992) [eldest of three children and only son of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco (b.1965) & older one by her former husband Daniel Ducruet (b.1964); for his father Louis is second of four children and younger son] & his wife Marie, nee Chevallier (b.28 December 1992) had their first child, a daughter, in Monaco on 4 March.

For new father's parents it's a debut as grandparents.

Source:https://www.monacomatin.mc/people/marie-et-louis-ducruet-parents-dune-petite-fille-839158 (Thanks, polyesco!)


Should be APRIL 4th
 
Nearly three years after his death, Alejandro (Aless) Lequio Garcia (1992-2020) has become a father of a daughter, Ana Sandra, on March 20. His mother Ana Obregon is raising the baby, who was born via gestational surrogate.

Alejandro was the son of Alessandro Lequio di Assaba (*1960), who was a grandson of Infanta Beatriz of Spain, and Ana Obregon (*1955). He died of cancer in 2020 at the age of 27. According to his mother, Aless expressed the desire to have children before his death.

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...y-granddaughter-honouring-dead-sons-wish.html
Descendants of King Alfonso XII of Spain
 
Prince Casimir of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (*1976), son of Alexander, Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (*1943) and his wife Countess Gabriele of Schonborn-Wiesentheid (*1950), and his wife Alana Bunte (*1990) had their second child and son, George, on April 7, 2023.

A brother for Johann Friedrich Salentin (27-04-2020). Casimir also has a son Alexander (*2002) from his first marriage to Corinna Larsen.

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq6NPVfoEjq/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
 
Luna de Medina y de Orleans e Braganza, Countess de Ricla (b.1988) [younger of two daughters together of Princess Maria da Gloria of Orleans and Braganza (b.1946) & her second husband Ignacio de Medina y Fernandez de Cordoba, Duke de Segorbe (b.1947)] had her first child this year; the baby's father's given name is Gio.

Source: Descendants of King Louis Philippe I of the French
 
Luna de Medina y de Orleans e Braganza, Countess de Ricla (b.1988) [younger of two daughters together of Princess Maria da Gloria of Orleans and Braganza (b.1946) & her second husband Ignacio de Medina y Fernandez de Cordoba, Duke de Segorbe (b.1947)] had her first child this year; the baby's father's given name is Gio.

Source: Descendants of King Louis Philippe I of the French

It is a boy: Galateo.

source: as above
 
Luna de Medina y de Orleans e Braganza, Countess de Ricla (b.1988) [younger of two daughters together of Princess Maria da Gloria of Orleans and Braganza (b.1946) & her second husband Ignacio de Medina y Fernandez de Cordoba, Duke de Segorbe (b.1947)] had her first child this year; the baby's father's given name is Gio.

Source: Descendants of King Louis Philippe I of the French

It is a boy: Galateo.

source: as above

The baby's father : Giovanni Rapazzini De Buzzaccarini
Source : Luna's instagram story
 
Hereditary Count Alexander Fugger von Babenhausen (*1981), third of five children of Hubertus, Prince Fugger von Babenhausen (*1946) and Princess Antoinette of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg (*1948), and his wife Gabriella Beatriz Stoudemire (*1987) had their first child, Otto, this year.

The couple got married last year.

Source: Descendants of Joseph Fouchй and Bonne-Jeanne Coiquaud
 
Gustav, Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b.12 January 1969) [eldest of three children and only son of late Richard, Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1934-2017) & his wife Benedikte, nee Princess of Denmark, sister of HM Queen Margrethe II (b.1944)] & his wife Carina, nee Axelsson (b.5 August 1968) [daughter of Bertil Axelsson & his wife Alicia] became parents of a son, Gustav Albrecht, in the United States on 26 May, with the help of a surrogate mother.

Sources: https://www.kongehuset.dk/nyheder/d-h-prins-gustav-og-prinsesse-carina-har-faaet-en-soen
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongeli...stav-har-faaet-en-lille-soen-her-er-hans-navn (Thanks, iceflower & Blog Real!)
 
Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York (b.23 March 1990) [younger of two daughters of Prince Andrew, Duke of York (b.1960) & his former wife Sarah Margaret Ferguson (b.1959) scion of the Fergusons of Dummer] & her husband Jack Christopher Stamp Brooksbank (b.3 May 1986) [elder of two sons of late George Edward Hugh Brooksbank (1949-2021) & his wife Nicola, nee Newton (b.1953)] had their second son, Ernest George Ronnie, in Portland Hospital, London, on 30 May.

A brother for August Phillip Hawke (9-2-2021).

Sources: https://www.instagram.com/p/CtHP0o6o6oi/
https://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.com/2023/06/another-qvd-second-son-for-eugenie-jack.html

And her third cousin also had another child:

Alexander Edgar "Orly" Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles (born 13 May 1980) [second son and third child of David Henry George Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood (b.1950) {himself oldest of three sons together of George Henry Hubert Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood (1923–2011) [first cousin of QEII] & his first wife Marion Stein (1926-2014)} & his first wife Margaret Messenger (b.1948)] & his wife Annika Elizabeth, nee Reed (b.September 1984) [daughter of William J. Reed & Rosalind S. Driver] had their second child together (his third), Kit Moon William, at Bath on 4 June.

A brother for Ivy (b.October 2018) and a half-brother for Leo Cyrus Anthony (22-3-2008) - son of Alexander & his former girlfriend Laleh Yeganegy (b.1980).

Sources: http://heinbruins.nl/Christian.html
https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/2023/06/hon-kit-moon-william-lascelles-son-for.html
https://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.com/2023/06/another-qvd-heir-for-harewood.html
 
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Hereditary Prince Franz-Albrecht of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg (b.16 September 1982) [son of Albrecht Prince zu Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg (b.1951) & his wife Angela, nee Jank (b.1951)] & his wife Cleopatra, nee Baroness Adelsheim von Ernest (b.3 October 1987) had their third child, Milana Olimpia "Milou" on 1 June.

A sister for Matilda Galilea (8-9-2017) & Louis-Albrecht (10-8-2019).

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/CtMW3r2o2EQ/
 
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