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Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg gives birth to her first child – a son

© Grand Ducal Court / Marion Dessard

The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Stephanie, has given birth to her first child, a son, at the Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital in Luxembourg City at 5:13 am this morning.

The child weighs 3,190 kg and is 50 cm.

Both the mother and baby are doing well.

The new royal and future grand duke is named Prince Charles Jean Philippe Joseph Marie Guillaume. He is second in line to the Luxembourgish throne behind his father, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume.

The Grand Ducal Court said: “The Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess look forward to introducing him to the people of Luxembourg.”

His birth is to be celebrated with a 21-gun salute, and the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple have expressed their wish that people support child welfare projects in lieu of sending gifts.

The Grand Ducal Court said: “Part of the donations collected will thus be allocated to projects for the benefit of children in the Grand Duchy. The other part of the donations collected will help children in the most vulnerable countries, where famine has worsened since the start of the coronavirus crisis.

“Those wishing to make a gift as a birth gift can contact the Fondation du Grand-Duc et de la Grande-Duchesse.”

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Grand Ducal Court is making a virtual book of congratulations available to the public. It can be accessed here. The Court also encourages people to share their warm wishes on their social media accounts or via mail.

The Grand Ducal Court has asked that mail be sent to:

Fischbach Castle
L-7430 Fischbach

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.