Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg introduce baby Amalia


Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg introduce baby Amalia
Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg have released the first photos of their newborn daughter Amalia.

The royal couple, who welcomed their little bundle of joy on Sunday, looked the picture of health and happiness as they posed alongside their first child.

Princess Claire, 29, was seen cradling her day-old baby, who was dressed in a pink and white hand-smocked dress. Doting dad Prince Félix, meanwhile, sat beside his wife and placed a protective arm around his girls.
 

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In the relaxed photos, the first-time parents looked thrilled with their baby Amalia. Unaware of what was going on, the royal darling gazed wide-eyed at her surroundings and broke into a smile in another snapshot.

The photoshoot seemed to have proved too much for Amalia as she was caught drifting off to sleep in another photo.
 

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The royal palace of Luxembourg released a statement on behalf of Félix”s parents Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, announcing the joyful news.

“The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess are very happy to announce the birth of the first child of their royal highnesses Prince Félix and Princess Claire. The baby was born on 15 June 2014 at the Grand-Duchesse Charlotte Maternity Wing at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg.”
 

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Félix and Claire paid tribute to their respective mothers, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Gabriele Lademacher, with their daughter”s middle names. “The young princess will bear the names Amalia, Gabriela, Maria Teresa. She weighed 2.95kg and measured 50cm at birth,” it read.

The statement added that Félix was present at the birth and that “mother and baby are doing well.”

“The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess as well as Mr and Mrs Lademacher and their families expressed their best wishes and joy at the happy news,” it ended.