Thursday, February 23, 2017
A girl for Prince Hubertus and Princess Kelly
Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha gave birth to her second daughter and third child on February 22nd. The baby was born in Munich.
The proud father, Hereditary Prince Hubertus released a statement to the media:
"With great joy and gratitude, we announce the birth of our daughter Madeleine Aurelia Viktoria Carin of Saxony-Coburg and Gotha Mother and child are of the best health, and we are very happy and grateful for the birth of our daughter. "
The Hereditary Princess is 42 years old. She was born Kelly Jeanne Rondestvedt in Pensacola, Florida, on September on January 10, 1975. Princess Kelly was working as an investment banker in New York City when she met Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the eldest of three children of Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and his wife, the former Carin Dabelstein. Prince Andreas is the head of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
The couple were married in Coburg in May 2009.
Hereditary Prince Hubertus, 41, now runs the family estate in Coburg. He and his family divide their time between Munich and Coburg.
Madeleine joins two older siblings, Princess Katharina Victoria Elizabeth Cheryl, who was born in April 2014, and Prince Philipp Hubertus Andreas Christian, who was born in July 2015.
I expect Princess Madeleine to be one of the infant princesses godparents. Prince Andreas is one of Princess Madeleine's godfathers.
Prince Andreas and King Carl XVI Gustaf are first cousins. The King's late mother, Princess Sibylla, and Prince Andreas' father, Prince Friedrich Josias, were sibling.