Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg have become parents for the first time.The royal couple, who married in September 2013, welcomed a baby girl called Amalia on 15 June.Félix's parents Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa announced the happy news in a statement released by the Grand Ducal Palace.
"The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess are very happy to announce the birth of the first child of their royal highnesses Prince Félix and Princess Claire. The baby was born on 15 June 2014 at the Grand-Duchesse Charlotte Maternity Wing at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg.Félix and Claire paid tribute to their respective mothers, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Gabriele Lademacher, with their daughter's middle names."The young princess will bear the names Amalia, Gabriela, Maria Teresa. She weighed 2.95kg and measured 50cm at birth."
The statement added that 30-year-old Félix was present at the birth and that "mother and baby are doing well."Both Félix and Claire's parents are overjoyed at the couple's new arrival and the royal announcement ended, "The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess as well as Mr and Mrs Lademacher and their families expressed their best wishes and joy at the happy news."The new arrival is the third grandchild for Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa as their son Prince Louis has sons Gabriel, eight, and Noah, six, with his wife Princess Tessy.
Prince Félix is the second of the Grand Duke and Duchess' five children while his German wife comes from the wealthy Lademacher family, whose €600 million fortune was made in the software industry.GALLERY: The best moments from Prince Félix and Claire Lademacher's weddingSince their wedding the couple have been living in the south of France at the Château Les Crostes, which is owned by the princess' family.Félix has been studying oenology and producing wine while Claire continues with her PhD in the field of bio-ethics.
The couple's 2013 nuptials consisted of a civil service in Claire's home town Königstein im Taunus in Germany followed by a religious celebration in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, France.Princess Claire of Luxembourg shows off baby bump at parenting class with Prince Félix For the service in the 13th-century Sainte Marie-Madeleine basilica, the bride was a vision in a chantily lace gown by Lebanese maestro Elie Saab, which was dotted with crystals and mother of pearl sequins. The fairytale look was topped by a diamond tiara, lent by her mother-in-law.