Princess Mathilde welcomes a boy

10/04/2005 at 02:55 AM ET

Nb0310mathilde  Belgian Crown Princess Mathilde gave birth to a 3.9kg and 5Ocms long boy at 1.06pm today in Anderlecht. Emmanuel Leopold Guillaume François Marie (could that name be any longer?) is her third child with Crown Prince Philippe. The baby was due late october, but Gabriel, their second child was also born a few weeks early. The couple has a daughter, Elizabeth (3) and a son, Gabriel.

Thanks a lot to CBB readers Marianne and Aagje.


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eurochild on

I bet it’s going to be a boy.

sara on

You were right. Just one hour ago Mathilde gave birth to a baby boy: Emmanuel Leopold Guillaume François Marie. Little Emmanuel and his mother are happy and healthy.
(Source: http://www.destandaard.be)

eurochild on

Dang I’m good! lol

eurochild on

By the way, her daughter’s name is Elisabeth, not Elizabeth. Dang you Anglophones lol😉

Jennie on

Wow, what a big boy for being born early! (I did the conversion, and 3.9 kg is about 8.5 pounds.) I bet now she’s glad she didn’t carry until her due date, that little one would’ve been quite big I’m sure! 🙂

Julie on

eurochild – I’m French so…
And fyi, that’s how Standaard.be wrote it. So blame an official BELGIAN site for this typo.

Marianne on

I guess we’ll never know if Emmanuel was born early or right on time.
The “official” due date of our pregnant princesses is often two or three weeks earlier than the real date. Just to avoid hordes of impatient fans at the hospital…

eurochild on

Ughh jee Julie, I wasn’t being harsh or even serious about it.

Julie on

It’s ok, I just wanted to answer. No hard feelings. :o)

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