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Royal Baby Alert: Pierre and Beatrice Casiraghi welcome son

The Princely Palace of Monaco has announced that Princess Caroline’s son, Pierre and his wife, Beatrice Casiraghi have welcomed their second child, a son on the 21st of May.

The royal baby boom in Monaco continues as Beatrice Casiraghi (née Borromeo) has given birth to her and Pierre’s second baby, a boy. Pierre and Beatrice already have a one-year-old son, Stefano Ercole Carlo Casiraghi.

The official statement read:

“Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover and Countess Paola Marzotto announce with great joy the birth of their grandson, born on 21 May 2018.”

Further, in the statement, the Princely Palace has also revealed the name of the newborn boy: “Francesco Carlo Albert”.

As usual, the pregnancy of Beatrice was not announced by the Palace. However, after a long time of speculation, the pregnancy was undeniable when Beatrice showed off her growing baby bump as she joined other members of the Monégasque Princely Family at the Bal de la Rose.

The new child of Beatrice and Pierre is not the only baby born in the Princely Family this year. On the 19th of April, Pierre’s older brother, Andrea and his wife, Tatiana welcomed their third child, also a boy named Maximilian “Max” Rainier.

Pierre and Andrea’s sister Charlotte is also reportedly expecting a baby with her boyfriend, Dimitri Rassam. It will be the second child for Charlotte but her first baby with Mr Rassam. Charlotte already has a son, Raphaël, from a previous relationship with comedian Gad Elmaleh. The sister of Prince Albert II, Princess Caroline thus welcomes three new grandchildren this year.

The children (and grandchildren) of Princess Caroline of Monaco don’t undertake any official engagements on behalf of the family, but they do tend to join their mother, uncle and aunt at various events in Monaco. Andrea, Pierre and Charlotte often bring along their children to celebrate Monaco’s National Day in November.

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Laura is from Belgium and has a passion for all things royal. She is Europe Correspondent for Royal Central since October 2016 and has contributed to other news websites. In her daily life she is a fulltime student in EU-politics and political communication.