November 19, 1902
Queen Elena of Italy was "accouched of a daughter this morning in Rome," reports the New York Times. The queen, and her infant daughter are "doing well." The new princess has been named Mafalda.
The "accouchment occurred a month earlier than expected," as King Vittorio Emanuele was shooting on Monte Cristo Island, when he was suddenly called back to Rome.
The birth of another princess is a "great public disappointment. Had the Queen given birth to a son, he would have been proclaimed the Prince of Rome.
This is the second daughter for the king and queen. Princess Jolanda Margherita was born at Rome on June 1, 1901.