The Earl and Countess of Wessex Have a Boy!

by in Royals, The Countess of Wessex

Congratulations to The Earl and Countess of Wessex or Prince Edward and Sophie as we know them, on the early arrival of their second child.

We just reported this morning that Sophie was due to have a scheduled c-section for this Friday, but I guess the baby had other plans.

Their much longed-for son was delivered by elective Caesarean section at Frimley Park in Surrey at 4:20pm weighing a healthy 6lb 2oz.

He has not been named yet, will be known as Viscount Severn. At his parents’ request he will not be given the HRH title which would normally be conferred on the grandchildren of a reigning sovereign.

Both Edward, 43, and 42-year-old Sophie, who have a daughter, Lady Louise, four, are fiercely protective of their children’s privacy and, while proud of their heritage, are determined they grow up out of the royal spotlight.

The new baby will be 8th in line to the thrown, moving ahead of Lady Louise who moves down to ninth place, subsequently shifting the Princess Royal to tenth.


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