Thursday, December 20, 2012

A boy for the Princess of Wales

December 20, 1902

Earlier this evening, the Princess of Wales gave birth to a son.  Mother and baby are "doing well," reports the New York Times.

This is the fifth child for the Prince and Princess of Wales.  All of their children are living, and are "considered to be among the healthiest children in European royalty."

The Prince of Wales -- Prince George -- is the only surviving son of King Edward VII, and heir apparent to the British throne.  He married Princess Victoria Mary of Teck at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, on July 6, 1893.

The couple's first child, Prince Edward, was born at White Lodge, Richmond, on  June 23, 1894.   Prince Albert was born on December 14, 1895 at Sandringham.  Princess Mary was born at Sandringham on April 25, 1897; and Prince Henry was born at Sandringham on March 31, 1900.

The name of the infant prince was not announced.

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