Picture by PN
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Belgium's Princess Mathilde Gives Birth
Belgian Crown Princess Mathilde, the wife of the Belgian heir Crown Prince Philippe, gave birth to the couple's fourth child - a girl - on Wednesday in Anderlecht, Belgium. The child, now fifth in line for the throne, was born at 4:50am and weighed 3210 grams. The Palace released a statement, saying that the Princess' names are Eléonore Fabiola Victoria Anne Marie. Eléonore joins big sister Princess Elisabeth (6), and big brothers Prince Gabriël (4 and a half) and Prince Emmanuel (2 and a half). Variants of the name Eléonore have graced four royal children in the past three years - Crown Prince Felipe of Spain's eldest is named Leonor, Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands' youngest is Leonore and his cousin Prince Floris' daughter has the middle name Eleonoor. Below is a picture of the proud dad and siblings leaving the Erasmus Hospital yesterday.