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: