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Prince Amedeo of Belgium and Princess Elisabetta welcome first child

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Congratulations to Prince Amedeo of Belgium and his wife Princess Elisabetta! The royal couple have welcomed their first child – a baby girl. The Belgian royal palace made the announcement on Facebook, delighting followers with the news.

A statement in French read: "Prince and Princess Amedeo of Belgium have the great joy of announcing the birth of their daughter, born at 3:30am at the Saint-Pierre University Hospital in Brussels. Their families are thrilled by the news."

The new princess, whose name has not yet been announced, weighed 3.3kg and measured 52 centimetres.


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Prince Amedeo and Princess Elisabetta have welcomed a baby girl

The statement went on to say that both "mother and baby are doing well".

Amedeo, 30, and his Italian wife Elisabetta married in July 2014. The couple tied the knot in front of their family and friends including royal guests King Philippe – Amedeo's uncle – and Queen Mathilde and their four children.

Princess Beatrice of York also attended, recycling the elegant nude Valentino dress she wore for Prince William and Kate's royal wedding.

The ceremony was held at the Basilica Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome.

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The couple married in July 2014 in Rome, Italy

Elisabetta, who is known as Lili, arrived in a breathtaking ivory Valentino gown with intricate lace detail accompanied by her aristocratic father, Ettore Rosboch von Wolkenstein.

The journalist and her Prince Charming dated for seven years. Amedeo, who is sixth-in-line to the Belgian throne, announced his engagement to Elisabetta in February 2014.

The prince was educated at a British military academy and the London School of Economics, but moved to New York to work as an analyst in Deloitte shortly after graduating.

Elisabetta studied in London at the Queen Mary University where she gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature and film. She went on to work as a journalist in New York, covering the arts and culture section of Bloomberg, using the name Lili Rosboch.