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Royal baby: Queen and royals celebrate the arrival of new royal baby Mountbatten

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The Royal Family has welcomed a new baby Mountbatten in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The goddaughter of Princess Diana, Alexandra Knatchbull, and her husband Thomas Hooper had a baby boy in late March, it has been confirmed. 

Born on March 27, the second son of Alexandra and Thomas was named Alden Peter Theodore Mountbatten.

The couple married in 2016 and already have a son, born in December 2017.

Their firstborn’s name is Inigo Norton Sebastian Mountbatten. 

Alexandra isn’t just linked to the late Princess of Wales, but is very close also to her former husband Prince Charles.

As the daughter of two very close friends of the Prince of Wales, Lord and Lady Brabourne, Prince Charles proudly walked her down the aisle on her wedding day when her father was too ill to do so.

Alexandra and Thomas’s nuptials were dubbed at the time the “society wedding of the year”.

The ceremony was attended by the Queen, Prince Philip and Princess Anne among many other royals from Britain and abroad.

Queen Sophia of Spain, the former monarchs of Greece, King Constantine II and his wife Queen Anne-Marie, as well as Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan and his wife Princess Sarvath al-Hassan were all in attendance.

The Prince of Wales had previously been the best man of Lord Brabourne at his wedding.

Alexandra is also close to Prince William, who attended Eton with her brother Nicholas and acted as his peer mentor throughout his studies.

The mother-of-two isn’t just connected to the Royal Family through friendship but also by blood.

Alexandra is the great-granddaughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten, the mentor of Prince Charles and uncle of Prince Philip. 

Lord Louis Mountbatten was killed by the IRA in 1979.

This terrorist act was branded “senseless” by his nephew the Duke of Edinburgh in a letter that has recently gone up for sales.

Responding to a message of condolence from film star Lionel Jeffries, Prince Philip wrote: “Let us hope that the great wave of revulsion against this senseless act of terrorism may yet help to bring a change of heart in those who believe that violence and brutality are the only solutions to their problems.”    

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