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A new royal baby in Luxembourg

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg have welcomed their second child.

Princess Stephanie gave birth to a baby boy on March 27th 2023 at the Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital in Luxembourg. Her younger son arrived at 10.04am, local time.

Both Stephanie and her new son are doing well.

The little prince has been named Francois Henri Luis Marie Guillaume.

He is currently third in line to the throne behind his father, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, and his older brother, Prince Charles.

Prince Francois weighed 3.5 kilos at birth and measured 53 centimetres.

In a short statement announcing his arrival, the Grand Ducal Court said the baby prince’s parents and his big brother were excited to show little Francois off as soon as possible.

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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.