Thursday, November 3, 2011

A son for Prince Albert

November 3, 1901

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, the wife of Prince Albert, heir presumptive, gave birth today to a son, according to the New York Times.

The infant prince has been given the name Leopold.   This afternoon, King Leopold II, visited Prince Albert "to congratulate him upon" the birth of his son, "expressed his joy, and promised to act, as godfather."

Prince Leopold is the first child for Prince Albert and the former Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria.

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