24 January 2012
A New Princess in Denmark
Princess Marie, wife of Prince Joachim of Denmark, gave birth to a daughter on the morning of January 24 in Cooenhagen. This is the couple's first daughter. They have one son together and Joachim has two older boys by his first wife, Alexandra.
The prince says his little girl looks like her mother.
By Danish royal tradition, the baby's name will not be announced until her christening several weeks from now. Like her brothers and first cousins, she will undoubtedly receive four names and it is a fairly safe bet that one of those will be Margarethe after her maternal grandmother who is this year celebrating her fortieth anniversary as Queen of Denmark. (A quirkier possibility could be Ruby for the Ruby Jubilee.) Based on her brothers' names, don't be surprised to see her names include that of her mother Marie and her maternal grandmother Francoise.
May 20, 2012 UPDATE: And the name is Athena Marguerite Francoise Marie, which includes the names of the baby's mother and grandmothers. The first name, however, was a bit unexpected.