Crown Prince registers baby princess

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The new princess who was born on Wednesday is fifth in line for the throne.

21 April 2008

ANDERLECHT - Prince Filip went to the town hall of Anderlecht Monday morning to register his new daughter Princess Eléonore.

The press was massively present at and around the town hall of Anderlecht.

The mayor of Anderlecht Gaëtan Van Goidsenhoven presented Prince Filip with a big brown teddy bear for Princess Eléonore.

Princess Eléonore Fabiola Victoria Anne Marie was born Wednesday morning in the Erasmus Hospital of Brussels.

Princess Eléonore Fabiola Victoria Anne Marie is the fourth child of Crown Prince Filip and Princess Mathilde. She was born on Wednesday morning.

The name Eléonore occurs in many cultures. In Arabic, the name means "God is my light".

The birth of Princess Eléonore is a late birthday present for Crown Prince Filip, who celebrated his birthday on Tuesday.

Princess Eléonore is King Albert and Queen Paola's twelfth grandchild. She is fifth in line for the throne.

The new princess’ aunt, Princess Claire and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden will serve as the child's godmothers while Count Sébastien of Westphalia is her godfather.

Princess Eléonore has three siblings (photo) : Princess Elisabeth, 6, who is second in line to the throne, Prince Gabriël, 4, and Prince Emmanuel, 2.

[ / ANP / Expatica]

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