Danish crown princess gives birth to twins

12:43, January 09, 2011      

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Twins have been added to the Danish royal family, after Crown Princess Mary gave birth to a boy and a girl on Saturday at the Danish National Hospital.

The boy, born at 10:30 am (0930 GMT), weighed 2.7 kg at birth, while his sister, weighing 2.6 kg, was delivered almost 30 minutes later, Crown Prince Frederik told local media.

"It's been great to be involved," said Frederik, describing the birth as a "double miracle."

"We are both very relieved and overjoyed. We could not be happier than we are at this time," he said.

"It's such a big moment. Both twins have dark hair and they both gave a sound when delivered," said Frederik, who confirmed the royal couple had already discussed possible names for the newborns.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary now have four children. The couple's two previous children, Christian and Isabella, were born in October 2005 and April 2007.

Crown Princess Mary's pregnancy was announced in August.

Australian-born Mary and Prince Frederik married in 2004 in Copenhagen Cathedral after they met in a Sydney pub in 2000, when the Prince was attending the Sydney Olympics.

Source: Xinhua
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