Princess Geraldine of Albania is One!

Princess Geraldine with her parents Crown Princess Elia and Crown Prince Leka.
Picture courtesy of HRH Crown Princess Elia.

Today, Princess Geraldine of Albania celebrates her first birthday!


The princess was born at 9:30am on Thursday, 22 October 2020, at the Queen Geraldine Maternity Hospital in Tirana. Geraldine is the first child of Crown Prince Leka and Crown Princess Elia of the Albanians. 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.

Mother and daughter!
Picture courtesy of HRH Crown Princess Elia.

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.

Happy Birthday to little Princess Geraldine!

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