Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau Welcome a Son

11/19/2008 at 11:00 AM ET
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Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau, 36, and his wife, Princess Anita, 39, are parents again! The couple welcomed their second child — and first son — on Wednesday, November 19th in The Hague. Baby boy Pieter Anton Maurits Erik was born at 1:32 a.m. and weighed 8 lbs, 4 oz. He joins big sister Emma Francisca Catharina, 2 next week.

The pregnancy was announced in May.

Source: Het Koninklijk Huis

Thanks to CBB reader Jess.

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Brandi on

Congrats, I like the name.

Philippa on

Ah that’s great news!
However, I do find it strange that their daughter has 3 names and their son has 4..

Alice on

Philippa, when you say the girl’s full name it’s actually longer than the baby’s! I don’t find it strange, 3 is already quite a lot…

Congrats to them!

sarita on

I don’t understand why they always need to give the children so many names. His name just sounds like a list of names!

Jess on

It’s customary for royalty to give their babies three or four names (not including Spain though). All the names of the new baby are of family members – Pieter is his father’s and paternal grandfather’s name, Anton after his maternal grandfather, Maurits after his paternal uncle and Erik after his maternal uncle (not 100% sure about that last one, another report said that it was a Dutch war veteran)

Congrats to P-C & Anita!

Anna on

Royal babies are given so many names because they usually have no surnames.

Josette on

A HQ picture of HH Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau, Van Vollenhoven, and his son, Pieter van Vollenhoven.