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A new royal baby for Luxembourg

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg are expecting their second child.

The couple have announced they will welcome a baby brother or sister for their son, Prince Charles, in April 2023.

In a brief statement from the Grand Ducal Court, it was confirmed that ”The Grand Duke and Duchess have the great joy of announcing that the Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess are expecting their second child. The birth is due in April.”

The baby will be third in line to the throne of Luxembourg and will take the title of Prince or Princess.

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg welcomed their first child in 2020. Their son, Charles, was born on May 10th that year in the Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital in Luxembourg. He is second in line to the throne behind his father and is expected, one day, to succeed as Grand Duke.

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie married in October 2012.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.