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Luxembourg's Prince Guillaume gives first interview since birth of second royal baby

Prince Guillaume and Princess Stephanie became parents for the second time on Monday

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg
Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
28 March 2023
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Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume gave his first interview since the arrival of his and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie's second child on Monday.

Speaking on Tuesday, he shared his joy about his new bundle of joy – Prince François – and described the moment that his eldest son, two-year-old Prince Charles, met his baby brother. See what the proud father-of-two had to say in the clip below…

WATCH: Prince Guillaume describes the moment Prince Charles met his new baby brother

Prince Charles was born in May 2020, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, and because of restrictions in Luxembourg at the time, he met his grandparents, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, over a video call.

This time however, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess were able to meet their latest and sixth grandchild at the Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital shortly after Prince François's birth.

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Princess Stephanie and Prince Guillaume with their eldest son, Prince Charles, in 2020© Getty
Princess Stephanie and Prince Guillaume with their eldest son, Prince Charles, in 2020

In a statement released on Monday, the Grand Ducal court said: "The Prince, who will bear the first names of François Henri Luis Marie Guillaume, weighs 3.575 (7lbs 8 oz) and measures 53cm. Princess Stephanie and the baby are doing well. The Heir Couple, as well as his brother, Charles, are eager to introduce you to Prince François."

Royal fans may have to wait a little while before the first photographs of the new prince are shared with the public. The first snaps of Prince Charles were released three days after his birth.

Prince François is third in line to the Luxembourg throne after his big brother. Prince Guillaume has been heir since his father Grand Duke Henri's accession in 2000.

Guillaume married Belgian-born Countess Stephanie de Lannoy on 20 October 2012.

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