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Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple thank public for support after birth of their son

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The Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg have thanked the public for their show of support after the birth of the couple’s first child, Prince Charles. They also revealed what the celebratory donations from the public would go toward.

In a statement released by the Grand Ducal Court, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie said: “We were very touched by the countless messages, gifts and the generosity of the gifts we received on the birth of our son Charles. We thank you very much.

Thanks to the generosity of your donations, we will be able to support two projects that are dear to our hearts: the creation of an inclusive playground in Esch-sur-Alzette, and a project to combat child famine in South Sudan, project managed by Caritas Luxembourg.

The couple also released two new photos of the happy family of three, taken by Sophie Margue.

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🇱🇺 Message vum Ierfgroussherzog a vun der Ierfgroussherzogin : „Mir waren immens beréiert vun de sëllege Messagen, Kaddoen an de generéisen Donen, déi mir fir d’Gebuert vun eisem Jong Charel kritt hunn. Dofir soe mir Iech vu ganzem Häerze Merci. Är Donen erlaben eis, zwee Projeten z‘ënnerstëtzen, déi eis immens wichteg sinn. Engersäits d’Realisatioun vun enger inklusiver Spillplaz zu Esch-Uelzecht, anerersäits e Projet, dee vun der Caritas begleet gëtt a sech géint d’Hongersnout vu Kanner am Süd-Sudan staark mécht.“ 🇫🇷 Message de Leurs Altesses Royales le Grand-Duc héritier et la Grande-Duchesse héritière: « Nous avons été très touchés par les innombrables messages, cadeaux ainsi que par la générosité des dons que nous avons reçus à l’occasion de la naissance de notre fils Charles. Nous vous en remercions de tout cœur. Grâce à la générosité de vos dons, nous allons pouvoir soutenir deux projets qui nous tiennent à cœur : la réalisation d’une aire de jeux inclusive à Esch-sur-Alzette, et un projet de lutte contre la famine des enfants au Soudan du Sud, projet géré par Caritas Luxembourg. » © Cour grand-ducale / Sophie Margue #PrinceCharles

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Upon Charles’ birth, the couple expressed their wish that people support child welfare projects in lieu of sending gifts.

The Grand Ducal Court said then: “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.”

Prince Charles Jean Philippe Joseph Marie Guillaume was born on 10 May at the Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital in Luxembourg City at 5:13 am. He weighed 3,190 kg and was 50 cm.

He is second in line to the Luxembourgish throne behind his father, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume.

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