Denmark’s royal palace shared that French-born Princess Marie has given birth to her first child, a son.
The palace shared that Prince Joachim was present during the birth in the early morning of May 4th, and that the 33-year-old princess and her son are both doing fine.
The announcement said that the baby weighed 6.67 pounds and measured 19.6 inches.
Joachim and Marie married in May 2008. The newborn is the couple’s first child, and seventh in line to Denmark’s throne.
The 39-year-old Joachim has two sons from a previous marriage with Hong Kong-born Alexandra Manley.
As is the custom for the royal family, the child’s name will not be revealed until his christening. And Joachim discreetly sidestepped inquiries about it when he talked to the press.
One detail Joachim did share was his emotional reaction to the birth. He admitted to shedding a tear, telling journalists he “went through a fantastic moment like any father who watches his child being born”.
“He is a little smaller than me and looks just as new-born male children do. We can wonder from here to eternity who he resembles, but he resembles himself,” the smiling father said when asked which of the happy parents his new baby looks like.