The Royal Palace in Belgrade has announced that Her Royal Highness Princess Danica has given birth to her and her husband, Prince Philip’s first child, a son named Stefan.
The child was born in Belgrade this morning at 10:30 am local time. Both the Princess and her son are doing well.
The son’s weight and length has not been released. He will be styled His Royal Highness Prince Stefan of Serbia and be third in line to the throne.
In honour of the birth, the bells of St. Sava temple rang this morning, as well as the bells of St. George Church in Oplenac. This was with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia.
The Royal Palace said: “The mother and the baby are doing well. The new parents Prince Philip and Princess Danica warmly thank everyone for their congratulations together with TRH Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine.”
They added: “This male birth is the first one in the Royal Family in Serbia for 90 years when HRH Prince Tomislav was born in Belgrade, who was the brother of HM King Peter II, the grandfather of HRH Prince Philip.”
Christening information will be released in due course, as will a photo of the new little prince.
Prince Philip is the middle child of Crown Prince Alexander and his first wife, Princess Maria da Gloria of Orleans Bragança. He is second line to the throne after his older brother, Hereditary Prince Peter. Philip has a fraternal twin, Prince Alexander.
Philip and Danica married at Saborna Church in Belgrade on 7 October 2017. It was officiated by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej of Serbia with Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Hereditary Prince Peter serving as godmother and godfather.