Another Royal family welcomes its second baby
The Monaco Royal family welcomed a new member to their family this week. Pierre Casiraghi announced the birth of his second son, Francesco Carlo Albert.
Pierre is Princess Caroline of Hanover's son with her second husband, Stefano Casiraghi, and is also the grandson of Prince Rainier III and Princess consort of Monaco, Grace Kelly.
The 30-year-old Pierre is eighth in line to the Monegasque throne. He will be succeeded by his twin cousins, mother, brother and nephews.
Francesco was born on Monday. As reported exclusively by People, the pregnancy was first announced only two months ago when the Royal couple attended an event in Monaco.
Pierre married Beatrice Borromeo, 32, in 2015, and their first child was born in February last year. Beatrice hails from an ancient aristocratic family.
She is a media personality and a published author who obtained a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University. She also received a Bachelor of Law from Bocconi University.
She said in a 2016 interview that she had always wanted a big family. Back then, she needed to first put "her career in a place where it wouldn't get threatened by the presence of children."
Beatrice also prefers a quiet life and loves spending time at home. Cooking is one of her hobbies and she finds the activity relaxing.
"I don't live the fancy side of it; that's mostly in the summer. In the winter it's like a small village. I've got my market where I go buy food and fresh vegetables. [...] It's a very local life."
Beatrice Borromeo, Glamour, March 14, 2016.
Francesco is the second baby welcomed by the Monaco Royal family this year. According to Harper's Bazaar, Pierre's brother, Andrew Casiraghi became a father for the third time.
Maximilian Rainier was named after his great-grandfather and will succeed his cousin to the throne. He was born just two days before Prince William and Catherine's third child, Prince Louis.