Princess Irene is presented to a curious world

9th June 2005, Comments 0 comments

9 June 2005, BARCELONA — Spain's Princess Cristina left the hospital where she gave birth last weekend and presented her newborn daughter Irene to journalists.

9 June 2005

BARCELONA — Spain's Princess Cristina left the hospital where she gave birth last weekend and presented her newborn daughter Irene to journalists.

Her husband Iñaki Urdangarin and her other three children, Juan Valentin, Pablo Nicolas and Miguel also posed for the cameras.

With both husband and wife smiling broadly, Cristina, the second child of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, told journalists that Irene "is behaving well and eating well".

She added that Irene's three brothers had taken to her quite well and are "calmer than we had hoped they'd be," alluding to the possibility of sibling rivalry.

Some 250 people waited in the garden of the Teknon Hospital for the princess and her family to appear, receiving them with applause, cheers and other signs of affection, including shouts of "Congratulations on your daughter!".

The proud parents said that, with her very blond hair, Irene resembles her brother Pablo.

The princess, who gave birth on Sunday, said that "all the children behaved well at the hospital," adding that "we'll have to see how they behave at home."

The little girl, the sixth grandchild of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, is ninth in line for the Spanish crown.

Irene, who was born naturally at 3:55 p.m.on Sunday, weighed 3,685 grammes (8.1 pounds) and measured 50 centimetres (19.68 inches), Dr. Manuel Garcia Valdecasas, one of the attending physicians, said.

The other three children of the Duke and Duchess of Palma, Juan Valentin, 5, Pablo Nicolas, 4, and Miguel, 3, were also born in Barcelona.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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