On January 8, 2011, around 5am in the HRH Crown Princess Mary’s birthing team was notified that it is time to prepare for the arrival of the royal Danish twins. Two hours later, Crown Princess Mary was at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.
Crown Princess Mary was in labor for five and a half hours, according to BT.dk. Like most woman she had an Epidural to ease the excruciating pain (though from what I hear many woman in Denmark do not have Epidurals. Why? Apparently, they are Superwomen.)
Their newborn son arrived first followed by his twin sister a half and hour later. There are reports that the sister was actually breeched according to several reporters from Austraila, but there has been no confirmation from Lene Balleby, the Communications Director for the Danish Royal family, nor from any member of Crown Princess Mary’s birthing team. Once the Danish royal twins were each born HRH Crown Prince Frederik had the honor of cutting the umbilical cords.
During the press conference at Rigshospitalet, Crown Prince Frederik noted that the both twins has tuffs of brown hair, and that Crown Princess Mary is doing extremely well. No problems whatsoever.
HM Queen Margrethe and her husband, Prince Henrik, came to the hospital to visit their latest grandchildren as well as the Crown Prince couple. Mr. John Donaldson, Crown Princess Mary’s father, also stopped by. He noted that everyone in the family is delighted beyond words including Crown Princess Mary’s sister, Patricia Bailey, who will be flying to Denmark very soon. Meanwhile, Crown Princess Mary’s eldest sister, Jane Stephen’s, stated that she was “…happy things went well!”
After everyone left the hospital, Crown Prince Frederik, stayed with Crown Princess Mary and their newborns. Meaning, he slept at Rigshospitalet, according to BT.dk. Prince Christian and Princess Isabella are reportedly will visit on Sunday, January 9.
To watch the video please click the link: DR.dk