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The little prince who is marking a big milestone

One of the youngest royals in Europe is celebrating his first birthday.

Prince Francois is given a hand to cut his first birthday cake (Maison du Grand-Duc/ Sophie Margue)

Luxembourg’s Prince Francois turned one on March 27th 2024 and his proud parents shared some brand new photos of their little boy to mark the day.

Francois is seen celebrating this milestone moment at home with his mum and dad and big brother, Prince Charles.

Prince Charles and Prince Francois enjoy some birthday balloons as they mark a big family milestone (Maison du Grand-Duc/ Sophie Margue)

The little prince is the second son of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie.

He was born on March 27th 2023 at the Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital in Luxembourg and was third in line to the Grand Ducal throne at birth, behind his father and his older brother.

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg are all smiles
(Maison du Grand-Duc/ Sophie Margue)

He was christened Francois Henri Louis Marie Guillaume on June 3rd 2023.

About author

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.