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Luxembourg princess is pregnant, palace says

January 14, 2014

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Luxembourg is expecting the arrival of a new little prince or princess this summer.

Princess Claire, the 28-year-old, German-born wife of Prince Felix, is pregnant and expected to give birth in June, the Marshal of the Court’s office announced Tuesday. The child, the couple’s first, would bear the title of prince or princess.

Felix, 29, is second in the line of succession to his father, Grand Duke Henri. His older brother Prince Guillaume, 32, is first in line. Guillaume is married to Stephanie, a Belgian countess. They have no children.

Luxembourg, bordered by Germany, Belgium and France, has been fully independent since the mid-19th century. One of Europe’s smallest sovereign nations, it is a founding member of both NATO and the European Union.

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