Andrea Casiraghi & Tatiana welcomed their second child, a baby girl


I actually enjoy writing about the Monaco royal family as much as I enjoy writing about the British royal family, which is “a lot.” But Monaco has been pretty quiet lately, especially since Princess Charlene gave Prince Albert twin heirs to the Grimaldi throne last December. The arrival of Albert’s first two “legitimate” heirs means that Princess Caroline’s children just fell further down the line of succession. There was talk, a few years ago, that Caroline was really pushing Albert to never have legitimate heirs so that her son Andrea Casiraghi would eventually take over Monaco. But Albert got his heirs. So Caroline’s dream is dead (for now!).

But Andrea never seemed all that concerned. He’s been with Tatiana Santa Domingo, an heiress to a large fortune, for years and years. Tatiana got pregnant with their first child in early 2012 and gave birth to their son Alexander (who goes by Sacha) in early 2013. Tatiana and Andrea were married five months later. I sort of forgot about them and I totally forgot that Tatiana got pregnant again last year. But she did and she gave birth to a little girl over the weekend.

Congratulations are in order – yet again – for Monaco. Prince Albert’s nephew Andrea Casiraghi and wife Tatiana Santo Domingo had a second child on Sunday in London, sources confirm to PEOPLE. The child, a girl, is Princess Caroline’s first granddaughter and will become sixth in line to the Monaco throne.

Andrea and Tatiana, who already have a 2-year-old son, Alexandre (known as “Sacha”), first announced the pregnancy in November. After dating for a decade, Andrea, the son of Princess Caroline, and Tatiana were married in August 2013.

The birth of the Casiraghi daughter comes just four months after that of Prince Albert and Princess Charlene’s twins, Gabriella and Jacques, in December. The twins are due to be formally christened in Monaco’s Cathedral on May 10.

[From People]

I can’t wait to hear the name! I hope it’s cute. I think it’s interesting that Tatiana gave birth in London – did the family relocate there at some point? Last I heard, Tatiana and Andrea split their time between Paris and Monte Carlo. I guess they have a place in London too.

Here are some photos of Sacha Casiraghi – he’s got a little grump-face, like Prince George. I hate that Princess Caroline doesn’t want to be in the same photo with her daughter-in-law.



Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. India says:

    Cute baby. I bet his sister is tres belle.

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Sacha is very cute.

  3. taterho says:

    Sasha really takes after Prince Rainier.

    P.S.- Wispy baby curls are my Kryptonite.

  4. dr mantis toboggan says:

    I have never seen a photo of Tatiana smiling.

  5. FingerBinger says:

    Andrea looks terrible. He did very well for himself. He married a very wealthy woman.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      He and I are the same age, and I remember seeing pictures of him as a teenager where he looked very lovely. Was/is he into drink or drugs? He definitely hasn’t aged well at all.

      • LAK says:

        It’s hard to say whether he would have aged the same, but his notorious drugs phase definitely didn’t help.

        I think of all the formerly cute princelings (yes, I know he isn’t technically a prince) that lost their looks, his transformation is the most shocking.

    • EN says:

      I looked at the picture and I thought this is exactly how a medieval wasted Italian prince should look like. There is so much history in his looks. If I were a painter I’d paint him. Not his younger version, but his current one.

      And actually while on the subject of paintings, Tatiana would make a great Madonna model.

      • LAK says:

        EN: That’s such a wonderful way of describing them. I’d definitely buy that painting. And you are so right about his current face vs his young beautiful one. Definitely a better subject for painting.

    • mayamae says:

      He used to be so handsome. He looks like Michael Bolton now.

  6. Dena says:

    I love little Sacha’s outfit in the 2nd pic of him. And look at his cute little chunk of knee fat. So cute. Oooooh. If only, we could all get away with cute little chunks of knee fat, the world would be a happier place. Huge sigh.

  7. Penelope says:

    That kid is gorgeous.

  8. BooBooLaRue says:

    Baby Sacha is completely a muffin! Why did Andrea not inherit his mother’s looks like auntie Charlotte?

    • LAK says:

      ….He did. He was a blonde version of her. Then he fell into a drugs pit for several years and this is the result. If you google his face from 5-8yrs ago, you’ll be shocked at the transformation.

  9. DiamondGirl says:

    This Monaco clan ages very badly. Sun, smoking, drugs, whatever it is.

  10. wow says:

    Andrea use to be gorgeous!!!
    Wth happened?

    Congrats on the new child though.

  11. GracePM says:

    I’m surprised People didn’t call her “Princess Tatiana” as much as they love that title.

  12. Lucky Charm says:

    How did I miss this?! I clicked on the “Royals” link to see if there was any news about William & Kate’s baby yet and saw this post. I don’t remember her being pregnant again, but congratulations to them on their new baby girl. Since the two little girl cousins are so close in age, I wonder if they’ll grow up best friends. And Sacha is too adorable for words!