New princess for Belgium

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Wife of Belgian crown prince gives birth to daughter.

16 April 2008

BRUSSELS - Belgium's royal palace says the wife of Crown Prince Philip has given birth to a daughter.

Eleonore Fabiola Victoria Anne Marie is the couple's fourth child.

The royal palace says she was born just before 5 a.m. Wednesday at Brussels' Erasmus Hospital. The new princess weighed 3.21 kilograms and was 50 centimetres long.

It said the child and her mother, Princess Mathilde, are doing well.

Thirty-five-year-old Mathilde and 48-year-old Philip have three other young children. They are Elisabeth, Gabriel and Emmanuel (photo).

[AP / dpa / ANP / Expatica]

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