News / 

Princess Claire of Belgium has twins

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BRUSSELS, Dec 14, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Princess Claire of Belgium has given birth to twin boys in Brussels.

Nicolas and Emeric were delivered by caesarean at the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc Tuesday night, reported Wednesday.

The babies were a month premature, but hospital sources said the infants were in good health. The first baby was 4-pounds, 7-ounces, while his brother weighed 4-pounds, 10-ounces, said.

The British-born princess had made only a few public appearances since her pregnancy was announced in June, sparking concerns about the health of her and the children.

A spokesman for Prince Laurent said the mother and children were fine. The twins have an older sister, Louise, 2.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Most recent News stories


Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast