Little Prince Carl-Emil Maximilian Moritz Casmir zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg slept blissfully in his mother's arms during his first meeting with the press. The three-day old prince was a trouper during a press conference on August 12 at Schloss Rheda, the home of his parents, the Hereditary Prince and Princess.
Carl-Emil, who is the couple's fourth child, was born shortly before noon on August 10.
Hereditary Princess Marissa came into the room, holding her infant son. "Sorry, I've only just come out of the hospital," she said amiably. Marissa and her husband, Hereditary Prince Maximilian, posed with their newest child. Prince Maximilian said that the three older children, Moritz, Luise and Amalie were very excited about the birth of a little brother. Prince Moritz said he had wanted a younger brother. The entire family rejoices in the birth of a new world citizen, as each new sibling is a gift, a ray of sunshine. It is a tradition on the Bentheim-Tecklenburg family to give each of the older children a gift in honor of the newborn.
The three older children received a toy helicopter, a tent and a doll carriage.
Prince Carl-Emil's baptism will take place "probably in the spring," said Hereditary Princess Marissa. The little prince's next official appearance will take place in two weeks when the entire family travels to Cornwall to attend the wedding the Hereditary Princess Marissa's brother, James.