The Ongoing Saga of Infanta Cristina
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More Swedish Babies
Okay, I know it was a little overboard to think that the Swedish princesses might have yet another baby after the three ladies managed two weddings and four babies in the 34 months between Madeleine's June 2013 wedding and the birth of Prince Nicholas in April 2016. Despite some ridicule from others and my own usual preference for not watching for baby bumps, I still would not be surprised if Alexander's mum, Princess Sofia, is already pregnant again. It's just a sneaking suspicion that would be confirmed fairly soon if accurate. (My sister and I are the same age for 10 days every year, so it can definitely happen!)
Stephanie and Charlene
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Speaking of fertility issues, our hearts are broken for the Queen's oldest granddaughter, Zara Phillips and her husband Mike Tindall. On November 30, they announced a pregnancy (I had predicted one might happen after the 2016 Olympics). On Christmas Eve, however, they shared that the child had been lost in a miscarriage. Such a terrible loss for them. The good news is that many (most?) women recover and go on to have another child--there is even a term for babies born after a miscarriage: "rainbow babies." Prying for a rainbow to alight on the Tindall family.
In other baby news, we were not disappointed by the folks I've decided to call the "new Monagesques." With the six adult children of Prince Albert and his sisters Princess Caroline and Princess Stephanie, plus 18-year-old Camille Gottlieb and 17-year-old Princess Alexandra on the horizon, I predicted that we could expect a wedding or a baby, and we got a baby! No official announcement was made, but Beatrice Borromeo, wife of Caroline's son Pierre Casiraghi is clearly expecting a child in the first part of 2017.
|RIP Queen Anne|
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Unfortunately, however, we had to bid farewell to former Queen Anne of Romania (92). See my tribute to her.