Sunday, May 10, 2020

It's a boy for Stephanie and Guillaume

© Grand Ducal Court / Sophie Margue

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg has given birth to a son.

HRH Prince Charles Jean Philippe Marie Guillaume was born this morning at the Maternité Grand Duchess Charlotte in Luxembourg.  The new baby, who is second in line to the Grand Ducal throne, weighed 7lbs 3.ozs and is 19.7 inches tall.

The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess will have to wait to meet their new grandson in person.  Earlier today, they were able to chat with proud parents via Skype and get their first glimpse of their fifth grandchildren.

© Grand Ducal Court / Sophie Margue

© Grand Ducal Court / Sophie Margue

A 21-gun salute was fired at the Fetenscheff at noon in honor of the new prince.

© Grand Ducal Court / Marc Schoentgen

According to the official statement, The Crown Prince and the Crown Princess look forward to introducing him to the people of Luxembourg.

The new little prince is the second member of the Grand Ducal family to have the first name Charles, which is certainly in honor of the late Grand Duchess Charlotte.   The first Prince Charles (1927-1977) was the younger son of the late Grand Duchess Charlotte and her husband, Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma.


Thierry LE HÊTE said...

It's a good information. There will have still a Bourbon who is a Capetian on a throne of an European contry in the XXIInd centuary.

Jason said...

As Thierry says, I am so glad the the born in Parma dynasty will continue for another generation. While I approve of the changed in succession laws to give females equality, because royal royal marriages don't occur anymore it does mean the old royal dynasties are disappearing.