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There’s a new royal baby! Lord Fred and Lady Sophie welcome a daughter
British Royal Family

There’s a new royal baby! Lord Fred and Lady Sophie welcome a daughter

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Get ready to share your toys, Prince George and Princess Charlotte! We have another little tot in the Windsor nursery.

Lord Frederick – or Freddie, as he’s referred to in British society circles – and his wife, actress Sophie Winkleman, have announced the birth of their daughter, Isabella Alexandra May.

The newest member of the royal family was born on January 16, and is a little sister for Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina Windsor, 2, whose middle name is in honour of Queen Elizabeth.

Freddie is the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and grandson of George V, making him first cousins with the Queen.

The couple is based in the US, but moved back to London for the birth of their second daughter.
The couple is based in the US, but moved back to London for the birth of their second daughter.

Of her son and grandchildrens’ arrivals, Princess Michael told UK Hello! magazine, “My granddaughter was two in August and I can’t wait to play with her.”

“I’m besotted and there will be lots of games. I’m sure I’ll be just as besotted with the second one.”

Freddie and Sophie were among the high-profile guests at Prince William’s wedding to the Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.

And there’s no doubt their rambunctious son Prince George, and “little joy of heaven” Princess Charlotte will love having Isabella and Maud over for play dates.

Isabella and Maud's grandparents, Princess and Prince Michael of Kent.
Isabella and Maud's grandparents, Princess and Prince Michael of Kent.

As Princess Anne’s eldest son Peter Phillips says, the wider royal family makes a habit of bringing up their children as friends, especially on the Queen’s country estates.

“We had a lot of fun and there was a lot of space to run around,” he says of playing with princes Harry and William, plus Freddie and his sister Ella. “There was quite a gang of us… We caused quite a bit of chaos and mayhem!”

Prince George, seen here with mum Catherine in New Zealand, loves playing with other kids.
Prince George, seen here with mum Catherine in New Zealand, loves playing with other kids.
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