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Prince Felix and Princess Claire share first photos of baby boy

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Gemma Strong
Gemma StrongOnline Digital News Director
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Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg have shared the first photos of their baby son, and announced the newborn's name - Prince Liam Henry Hartmut. Alongside two images shared on the royal family's official website, a message from proud grandparents Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and his wife Maria Teresa reads: "The Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess are very pleased to announce, with Prince Felix and Princess Claire, that the name of their grandson is Royal Highness Prince Liam Henry Hartmut of Nassau."

Prince Liam was born on 28 November in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a baby brother to Félix and Claire's two-year-old daughter, Princess Amalia. The little girl is quite clearly besotted with the new arrival, and can be seen doting on him in the sweet family photographs released by the palace.


Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg share first photos of baby son

Prince Felix and Princess Claire have shared the first photos of the baby son, Prince Liam

One picture shows Princess Claire and Prince Félix posing with both their children, with Amalia unable to take her eyes off the sleeping newborn and gently stroking his face. A second image shows Amalia cradling her baby brother, tenderly resting her cheek on his head as he slumbers peacefully in her arms.

Prince Liam's birth was announced just a few hours after his arrival, with an official statement from the palace revealing that Prince Félix had stayed by his wife's side throughout the delivery, and that both mother and baby were doing well.

Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg announce name of baby son, Prince Felix

Princess Amalia pictured with her newborn baby brother

Prince Félix and Princess Claire have been married since September 2013. They held two ceremonies: a civil wedding in Konigstein im Taunus in Germany, followed by a religious ceremony a few days later in the Basilica of Sainte Marie-Madeleine in Sainte-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, France.

Félix, 32, is the second son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, and is second in line to the throne. His older brother, 35-year-old Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, is married to the Belgian Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy.

Prince Liam is now fourth in line to the throne of Luxembourg, behind his uncle, as well as his father and his older sister. 

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