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Royal baby fever: Belgium’s Prince Amedeo and Princess Elisabetta welcome baby girl

It’s a girl! Royal central reported the royal couple was expecting their first child a few months ago. Belgium’s Prince Amedeo and his wife, Princess Elisabetta “Lili” Rosboch von Wolkenstein welcomed their first-born baby in Brussels. The news was announced on Facebook from the royal palace.

A statement written in French read: “Prince and Princess Amedeo of Belgium have the great joy of announcing the birth of their daughter, born at 3:30am at the Saint-Pierre University Hospital in Brussels. Their families are thrilled by the news.” The statement said mother and daughter are doing well.

The newborn princess’s name has yet to be announced, even though she’s seventh in line to the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha throne. Crown Princess Elisabeth is 1st, Prince Gabriël (2nd), Prince Emmanuel (3rd), Princess Eléonore (4th), Princess Astrid (5th) and Prince Amedeo (6th).

At her birth, she was automatically given the title of princess. She weighed in at 3.3kg and measured 52 centimetres. She is the first grandchild of Princess Astrid and the first great-grandchild of Old King Albert.

The royal couple announced their engagement in February 2014. They were married that July in the Basilica Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome before family members and friends. Royal guests also attended their nuptials, including the groom’s uncle, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde and their four children. Princess Beatrice of York also attended.

They dated for seven years. Prince Amedeo was educated at a British military academy and the London School of Economics. He went to New York City to work as an analyst for Deloitte. Elisabetta also attended university in London, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature and film from the Queen Mary University. She also worked in New York as a journalist covering the arts and culture for Bloomberg under the name Lily Rosboch.

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