BELGIAN PRINCE SNOOZES THROUGH FIRST PHOTOSHOOT

6 OCTOBER 2005

Click here to send this news item to a friend The latest addition to the Belgian royal family slumbered in regal style throughout his debut photoshoot this week.

Emmanuel Leopold Guillaume François Marie, the newborn son of Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium, snoozed happily as his proud parents and older sister proudly presented him to the world at the Erasmus Hospital in Brussels where he first made his entrance on Tuesday.

In one image, an obviously thrilled Philippe cuddles the new arrival, who was dressed from head to toe in white, while in another the new prince's three-year-old sibling, Princess Elisabeth, poses with him held gently in her arms.

Emmanuel, who is fourth in line to the throne, also has an elder brother - two-year-old Gabriel. He is King Albert II and Queen Paola's ninth grandchild.

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Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium proudly present their second son, Emmanuel Leopold Guillaume François Marie, to the world Photo: © AFPClick on photos for more fab shots of the new arrival and his family
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Elisabeth gets to know her little brother Photo: © AFP
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