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First photos of newborn Prince Charles of Luxembourg released

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© Grand Ducal Court / Sophie Margue

The infant Prince Charles of Luxembourg, born this morning at 5.13 am, has met his grandparents via Skype. Several photos were released of the video call, giving us a first glimpse of the newborn Prince.

Prince Charles is the first child of the Hereditary Grand Duke, Guillaume, and Hereditary Grand Duchess, Stephanie. He 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.

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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.”