Danish Prince Joachim & Princess Marie Expecting Baby No. 2

Danish Prince Joachim and his French-born wife, Princess Marie, are expecting their second child, the royal court confirmed on Wednesday.

“Their royal highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie have the pleasure of announcing that Princess Marie is pregnant,” the royal court stated, adding, “The birth is expected to take place at the national Rigshospitalet hospital at the end of January 2012.”

This will be the couple’s second, following 2-year-old Prince Henrik.

Prince Joachim – the second son of Queen Margrethe and Prince Consort Henrik – is sixth in line to the Danish throne after his elder brother Crown Prince Frederik and his four children with Australian-born Crown Princess Mary.

Joachim, who has two older children from his previous marriage to Hong-Kong-born Duchess Alexandra, the princes Felix and Nikolai, wed Marie on May 24, 2008.

Congratulations to the royal couple!

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  • lovehgss1

    So happy for them…congrats to Marie & Joachim.

    Also, I’m not sure if this was posted on the site but Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and husband Daniel are expecting their first child in March 2012.

  • Sonya

    I remember that 2-3 years ago almost every royal house had a new baby, and it seems this might happen again:-) We have Sweden and Denmark so far and I can see UK, Monaco and Spain following in the next year.

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