Danish Crown Princess Mary gives birth to twins

Danish Crown Prince Frederik reacts as he addresses the press, at Righospitalet, in Copenhagen. Denmark's Crown Princess Mary has given birth to twins a boy and a girl. The boy, weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces (2.7 kilograms) was the first one born on Saturday morning, while his sister, weighing 5 pounds, 10 ounces (2.6 kilograms), was delivered 26 minutes later. The 38-year-old princess was admitted to hospital early Saturday morning, accompanied by her husband Crown Prince Frederik, who was present during the whole labor. (AP)

Danish Crown Princess Mary gave birth to twins on Saturday, a healthy boy and girl who are her third and fourth children with Crown Prince Frederik, the Danish royal court announced.

The son was born at 10:30 am (0930 GMT) and his little sister was born 26 minutes later, the court said, adding their father was present at Righospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital, during labour.

"It was fantastic to be involved," Crown Prince Frederik told reporters shortly after the birth, describing it as "a miracle times two."

"We are overjoyed. We could not be happier," said the prince, 42, who is first in line to succeed his mother Queen Margrethe II to the throne.

Frederik and Australian-born Mary, 38, are already the parents of five-year-old Prince Christian and three-year-old Princess Isabella.

They met at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and were married in 2004 in Copenhagen.

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