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- December 08, 2003
- Vol. 60
- No. 23
A Royal Addition
After An Emergency C-Section, Sophie Wessex and Prince Edward Bring Home a Baby Girl
All the more so because, as a Palace spokeswoman put it, "no baby was more wanted." After trying to conceive for several years, Sophie, 38, suffered an ectopic pregnancy—when the embryo grows outside the womb—in 2001. This time everything went smoothly—until Nov. 8 when the countess was stricken with painful stomach cramps at Bagshot Park, her home southwest of London, while Edward, 39, was 6,000 miles away on an official visit to Mauritius. Sophie was rushed to nearby public Frimley Park Hospital with what British papers described as a ruptured placenta. At 11:32 p.m. she bore, by emergency C-section, a 4-lb. 9-oz. girl—eighth in line for the throne. When Edward arrived the next evening, their child had been transferred to the neonatal unit at London's St. George's Hospital, staying for a week before reuniting with Mum at Frimley Park.
While mother and child were separated, the prince "took lots of photos of the baby and put them all around Sophie's bed," says her friend Sian Miletich. He's expected to be a hands-on dad, who "will get stuck in with everything," said the Palace spokeswoman, "including changing nappies."
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