Saturday, 22 August 2015

Birth of Isabella

21st April 2007

At 10:00 in the morning of Saturday the 21st of April Mary was driven from Kancellihuset in Fredensborg to Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.

At 16:02 the crown princess gave birth to a girl of 50 centimeters and 3.350 grams. Per Thornit sent out a statement, also mentioning mother and daughter were doing fine.

She was given the titles "princess of Denmark" and "comtesse de Monpezat". Her name would only be anounced 3 months later, at her christening. Untill then she was called "lillepige" (little girl) in the press.

At 17:40 crown prince Frederik met the press for 5 minutes. He told them he got teary at the birth but he hadn't been as scared as the first time since he knew better what to expect. His daughter had a lot of dark hair. They didn't know the child's sex beforehand. Labour took 6 hours and went smoothly. Mary was doing fine, all considered. Frederik also told the reporters Christian would only be visiting the next day, as it was near his bedtime. Queen Margrethe and prince Henrik were with him at Fredensborg.

The midwife gave some more praise of the crown prince couple and told the press Mary had received an epidural.

Mary phoned her sisters and brother in Australia to give them the news. Their friends received a text message. Prince Joachim had a bouquet of pink flowers sent over to Mary in the afternoon.

Later that night there was a 21 gun salute for the new Danish princess.

At night queen Margrethe & prince Henrik came to visit, just like Peter & Caroline Heering and Jeppe & Birgitte Handwerk. They left around 21:30.

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