All of Luxembourg is enthralled The Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his wife Stéphanie have become proud parents. The Hereditary Grand Duchess has given birth to a baby boy, by the name of Charles.  

It's a dream come true! The Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie gave birth on 10 May 2020, in the early hours of the day at 5.13 a.m., in the Grand Duchess Charlotte maternity hospital. This was communicated on the day by the Grand-Ducal Court. The baby boy, weighing 3190g and measuring 50cm, was given the name of Charles Jean Philippe Joseph Marie Guillaume. Everybody is in good health. 

'This is a marvelous journey for my wife and myself. A journey which so many parents eagerly await, to finally hold their child in their arms' the Hereditary Grand Duke declared while being all smiles. 'This is one of the most beautiful moments in both our lives. And I am so happy to share this moment with our fellow Luxembourgers. They were waiting for this moment for a long time, as were we', the young father added, visibly moved. 

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Happiness and joy via digital channels 

Indeed, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa had been looking forward to the arrival of the new member in the Grand-Ducal family. Thus, Prince Guillaume called his parents by videochat in order to announce the happy event. At Berg castle, emotions ran high as the couple saw the first picture of their grandchild, asleep in his father's arms.  The Hereditary Grand-Ducal couple then announced its joy via the social media. 

Baby Charles is the first child of the hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, who were anxious to finally present him to the public, as the official Marshalate's communiqué states. The Court also opened a virtual congratulatory book to the public. Prince Guillaume and his wife were married on 20 October 2012 in the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg. 

Birthday gifts

The Hereditary Grand-Ducal couple decided to collect funds in order to support childcare projects.

Part of the funds will be distributed to projects aimed at children in the Grand Duchy. The other part will support childcare projects in fragile countries, where the famine has worsened since the start of the coronavirus crisis.

People who would like to make a birthday-gift donation can contact the Foundation of the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess. More information on the website of the Foundation.   

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