HRH Princess Geraldine of Albania was born at 09:30 on Thursday, 22 October, at the Queen Geraldine Maternity Hospital in Tirana. The princess is the first child of Crown Prince Leka and Crown Princess Elia of the Albanians. Both mother and child are doing well.

Princess Geraldine is named for her paternal great-grandmother, Queen Geraldine of Albania (1915-2002; née Countess Apponyi de Nagy-Appony), the wife of King Zog I of Albania. Indeed, Princess Geraldine was born exactly eighteen years after the death of Queen Geraldine, who passed away at Tirana on 22 October 2002.

The princess is the first member of the royal family to be born in Albania since the birth of her grandfather, King Leka I of the Albanians, in 1939.

Congratulations to the Crown Princely Couple! 

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