Princess Maxima in hospital for birth

Princess Maxima was admitted to the Bronovo hospital in The Hague on Tuesday afternoon to await the birth of her third child, the state information service RVD announced. Crown prince Willem-Alexander is with his wife at the hospital. Sources told ANP that Maxima’s parents have also arrived from Argentina.

The couple’s two daughters, Amalia and Alexia were both born naturally at the Bronovo hospital. The new baby was said to have been due in the second half of April, so will be slightly earlier than expected.
If the baby is a boy, it will have no effect on the line to the throne. In 1983, the constitution was changed so that the monarch first born is is next in succession.
The RVD said the new baby, even if born on Tuesday evening, would be shown to the public on Wednesday at the earliest.

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