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Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium welcome fourth child, a daughter

04/16/2008 at 08:13 AM ET

Belgium Prince Philippe of Belgium, 48, and wife Princess Mathilde welcomed their fourth child on Wednesday, April 16th. Eléonore Fabiola Victoria Anne Marie arrived at 4:50 am, weighed in at 6 lbs 9 oz and measured 19.7 inches. Princess Eléonore joins older siblings Princess Elisabeth, 6, Prince Gabriel, 4 ½, and Prince Emmanuel, 2 ½.

Source: SMH

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Vanessa on

Soooo happy for them!!!! I’m a huge royal watcher!! I love Mathilde & Co.

Bugs on

This is a gorgeous family! Congrats to them!

Elizabeth on

All their children have beautiful names!

Lara on

The “el” theme (start of both girls names, end of both boys names) is sweet. This is the third recent royal Leonore/Eleonore, joining Infanta Leonor of Spain and Countess Leonore of the Netherlands. I wonder if the name will take off in America soon.

It’s nice that they’ve honored Queen Fabiola (the baby’s great-aunt) and Crown Princess Victoria (one of the godmothers). Anne is probably after the maternal grandmother, Anna Komorowska. All of their children, including the boys, have Marie in their names.

J.J. on

Congratulations! It’s nice to hear that another royal baby made a debut this year!

Lollo on

Do royals often name the godparents from day one?
who are godparents to her siblings?

Jess on

Lollo, the other children have the following godparents:
Elisabeth – Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Countess Hélène d’Udekem d’Acoz
Gabriel – Count Charles-Henri d’Udekem d’Acoz, Baroness Maria Christina von Freyberg
Emmanuel – Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Elisabeth d’Udekem d’Acoz

Congratulations to Mathilde & Philippe on the birth of their second little Princess!

Linda from Norway on

Gratulerer! Congratulations!

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