Prince Amedeo and his wife Princess Elisabetta of Belgium have welcomed their first child, a baby girl in Brussels on Tuesday. The 30-year-old prince is sixth-in-line to the throne of Belgium. He is the son of Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz.
The Belgian royal palace took to Facebook to announce the good news. Royal fans were delighted to hear the arrival of the baby princess. “Prince and Princess Amedeo of Belgium have the great joy of announcing the birth of their daughter, born at 3:30 a.m. at the Saint-Pierre University Hospital in Brussels. Their families are thrilled by the news,” said a statement by the palace in French.
The palace also added that both the mother and baby were doing well. The new princess has not yet been named. She weighed 3.3kg and measured 52 centimetres. Amedeo and his Italian wife Elisabetta married in July 2014, after seven years of courtship.
The couple tied the knot in front of their family and friends including Amedeo’s uncle King Philippe, his wife Queen Mathilde and their four children. The ceremony was held at the Basilica Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome. Elisabetta, popularly called Lili walked down the aisle in an ivory Valentino gown with intricate lace detail accompanied by her aristocratic father, Ettore Rosboch von Wolkenstein.
Elisabetta is a journalist and worked with Bloomberg News. The couple announced their engagement in February 2014. Princess Beatrice attended the wedding in a recycled nude Valentino dress she wore for her cousin Prince William’s royal wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011.
The prince studied at the British military academy and the London School of Economics. He moved to New York to work as an analyst in Deloitte, after his graduation. Elisabetta, meanwhile, studied in London at the Queen Mary University where she majored in literature and film. The couple's daughter is the third royal baby to be born this year after Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia of Sweden gave birth to their sons in March and April, respectively.