Crown Prince Leka II and Crown Princess Elia of the Albanians have posted photos of their daughter, Princess Geraldine, on social media on Friday, 30 October 2020.
The proud parents posted a message thanking well-wishers for their messages following the little princess’ birth.
Dear friends, we cordially thank you for your congratulations on the occasion of the birth of our daughter, Geraldine. Being a parent is a blessing, of which thank God we are both enjoying every moment!
Our Princess’s birthday was especially auspicious, as it came 18 years to the day since her paternal Grandmother, Queen Geraldine, passed away. For both of us it was a greeting from the world of angels!
We as parents wholeheartedly wish little Princess Geraldine to grow up healthy, to have a heart full of love, to love and appreciate life! We wish life will caress our little one with tenderness and sweetness!Prince Leka and Princess Elia
Princess Geraldine was born at 9.30 am at the Queen Geraldine Maternity Hospital in the capital city, Tirana, on Thursday, 22 October 2020—the anniversary of her great-grandmother’s death in 2002.
Crown Prince Leka II married Miss Elia Zaharia at the Royal Palace in Tirana on 8 October 2016 in the presence of family and friends from around the world.
Guests included members of other Royal Families including Queen Sofía of Spain, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia and Crown Prince Leka’s maternal relatives from Australia.
Princess Michael of Kent’s mother, Countess Marianne Szapáry, was a 5th cousin to Queen Geraldine and also a bridesmaid when she married King Zog in 1938.
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