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Royal History: Duchess of York Gives Birth to a Baby Girl

The Duchess of York cuddles newly born Princess Beatrice. Image: USNews
London, Aug. 8, 1988 - The Duchess of York has given birth to a healthy baby girl, Associated Press reports. This is the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York.

The child is currently the fifth in line to the British throne. She weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces. A statement from Buckingham Palace revealed that the baby and the mother are both in good condition.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York and second son of Queen Elizabeth II, was with his wife when she was ''safely delivered of a daughter at 8:18 P.M. today,'' according to Palace source.

In a statement last May, the couple wished to name their baby girl Annabel.

''All members of the royal family are very pleased with the news,'' a palace spokesman said later.

Buckingham Palace officials posted a bulletin on the gates of Buckingham Palace as part of tradition.

It seems that luck will abide the life of the baby princess. She was born 18 minutes past 8 P.M. on the eighth day of the eighth month of 1988, which many believe as a sign of good fortune.

(The baby girl was not however named Annabel. She was baptized Beatrice Elizabeth Mary)

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