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Jan 11

The royal twins are going home this afternoon

RoyalFamily.jpgThis afternoon the world will be able to see the Royal Danish twins for the first time. The family of six, including Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, big brother Christian, big sister Isabella and the baby twins, will be united today as one big family when the babies and their mother, the 38-old Australia-born princess, return home.

Before disappearing behind the walls of the castle, however, the Royal family will make a media appearance in the foyer of the Danish National Hospital, Rigshospitalet, where the twins and their mother have been recovering since the twins were born Saturday morning. While the babies were big for twins, they were born a little too early and were therefore kept in the hospital slightly longer than usual. The only reported complication was jaundice, which is quite common in all newborn babies.

This is the first time since the middle ages that twins are born into the Danish Royal family. We also have to go several generations back to find a Danish Royal successor with more than three children. Frederik’s grandfather and his wife had three girls, Margrethe, Benedikte and Anne Marie. Queen Margrethe and her husband Prince Henrik were blessed with two boys, Crown Prince Frederik and his younger brother Joachim. In the 19th century Christian IX and his large flourishing family served as compensation in the mind of the Nation when Denmark lost a part of Jutland to Germany in 1864. Since then the Royal family has been the ideal role model for Danish families.

When the baby twins return home this afternoon, two small beds will be ready for them in their own room at Amalienborg, the castle where the Queen, her husband Prince Henrik and the royal couple live. With four children, the Australia-born princess and her prince will need a bigger car. Several companies have already offered the couple a free luxury family car. The company Andersen and Martini have promised them a Saab 9-4X. But the model is not released until August, so the company may provide the family with a Cadillac Escalade. All members of the Royal family have received free luxury cars as gifts. Prince Joachim and his wife Marie received an Cadillac BLS Diesel, and Crown Princess Mary was offered a Saab 9-3 Aero Cabriolet as a wedding gift.

Jan 11

Crown Princess Mary has given birth to twins, a boy and a girl

MaryRed.jpgCrown Princess Mary gave birth to her twins babies this morning on January 8, 2011. The first little baby to meet the world was a little boy, who weighed in at a grand 2674 grams and measured no less than 47 cm. Then a little girl saw the light of day. She weighed 2574 grams and was 46 cm tall. Very impressive measures for twin  babies. The 38-year old Australian beauty had been admitted to the hospital early this morning. Her husband Crown Prince Frederik was sitting by his wife’s side throughout the labour.

Frederik announced the arrival of the new prince and princess outside the Danish National Hospital, Rigshospitalet, in Copenhagen. Both mother and children are doing well, he said. Journalists and press photographers from all over the world were present to interview the happy father. The press had literally been waiting by the phone for days to be ready for the birth.

During the Crown Prince’s official appearance in front of the hospital, the press asked if the royal couple had thought of any names for the two little guys. Frederik responded that they were still considering names but that he had heard that the birthday was also Elvis’. “So for now, we can call the little Prince Elvis”, he added with a smile.

The royal twins will be fourth and fifth in Denmark’s line of succession after their father, their brother Christian, five, and their sister, Isabella, who is three.

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