Royal timing of second child

This is really for the royal discussion forums and for people interested in factual royal discussion.

With the news of Princess Madeleine’s pregnancy I’ve read that Victoria is sad because she is having problems conceiving. I haven’t read anything about that in reputable sources (ie. not speculation), though.

I therefore took the time to pull out some data on date of royal marriages, date of first child and date of second child.  The only ones known to have had issues carrying a child to full term here are Edward & Sophie. It was also speculated in problems with Joachim and Alexandra, but I don’t remember anything being confirmed.

I haven’t gone back a generation, because, well, times were different. I haven’t included Monaco, because Charlene and Albert apart, they seem to be pregnant or have given birth before the wedding.

I also haven’t included any subsequent children.

Married First child Second child
Laurent & Claire 12.04.2003 06.02.2004 13.12.2005
Philippe & Mathilde 04.12.1999 25.10.2001 20.08.2003
Astrid & Lorenz 22.09.1984 21.02.1986 26.08.1988
Victoria & Daniel 19.06.2010 23.02.2012
Haakon & Mette-Marit 25.08.2001 21.01.2004 03.12.2005
Märtha Louise & Ari 24.05.2002 29.04.2003 08.04.2005
Willem Alexander & Maxima 02.02.2002 07.12.2003 26.06.2005
Friso & Mabel 24.04.2004 26.03.2005 18.06.2006
Constantijn & Laurentien 17.05.2001 08.06.2002 21.03.2004
Frederik & Mary 14.05.2004 15.10.2005 21.04.2007
Joachim & Alexandra 18.11.1995 28.08.1999 22.07.2002
Joachim & Marie 24.05.2008 04.05.2009 24.01.2012
Felipe & Letizia 22.05.2004 31.10.2005 29.04.2007
Elena & Jaime 18.03.1995 17.07.1998 09.09.2000
Cristina & Inaki 04.10.1997 29.09.1999 06.12.2000
William & Kate 29.04.2011 22.07.2013
Edward & Sophie 19.06.1999 08.11.2003 17.12.2007

I don’t know if there really is a point to this, apart from collating the numbers in one place.

Pointless royal trivia, maybe?

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