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Royal family's Princess gives birth to twins-Denmark
Denmark's Crown Princess gives birth to twins
Denmark's Crown Princess Mary has given birth to twins, a boy and a girl
Crown Princess Mary, of Denmark, has given birth to twins, a boy and a girl
11:54AM GMT 08 Jan 2011
Her husband, Crown Prince Frederik, announced the arrival of the twins outside the Rigshospitalet hospital in Copenhagen.
"It's a miracle," the smiling father said. "It's two small hearts to keep an eye on."
The twins will be fourth and fifth in
's line of succession after their father and two older siblings – Christian, five, and three-year-old Isabella.
The 38-year-old princess was admitted to hospital early Saturday morning, accompanied by her husband, who was present during the whole labor.
The boy, weighing five pounds, 14 ounces was the first one born Saturday morning, while his sister, weighing five pounds, 10 ounces, was delivered 26 minutes later.
The palace said Mary has become the proud mother of "two fine children."
"Both mother and children are doing well," the court said.
The babies' names will not be unveiled until their mother announces them at their christening, three months after their birth.
But veteran royal experts strongly believe the twins will get English names, possibly after members of Mary's Tasmanian-based family.
Prince Christian had to be traditionally named as he was firstborn.
Crown Prince Frederik is son and heir to the throne of Queen Margrethe II who has reigned since 1972. He married Mary, a commoner, in 2004 after meeting during the Sydney Olympics.
He introduced himself as "Fred", and before her wedding she admitted in an interview: "I didn't know who he was. It was not love at first sight."
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