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Prince Michael of Kent to become a grandfather
Feb 26, 2013, 12:02 GMT
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent
Britain's Prince and Princess Michael of Kent are to become grandparents for the first time.
The royal couple's son Lord Frederick Windsor's actress wife, Sophie Winkleman, is four months pregnant and is set to give birth in August and the whole family are thrilled.
A source told the Daily Mail newspaper: 'Sophie and Freddie are expecting their first child in August and both are overjoyed, as are the whole family.'
Sophie and Freddie - who wed in a lavish ceremony at Hampton Court Palace in 2009 - are currently living in Los Angeles where she is pursuing her acting career and he is working as a financial analyst.
Last year, 31-year-old Sophie - who stars in 'Two and a Half Men' - said the couple had no immediate plans to start a family.
She said: 'I just feel that I have a lot of things that I want to do first. Fortunately, Freddie's fine with that.'
Prince Michael, 70, is a cousin to both Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
He married the then Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz, in 1978.
She was a Catholic who refused to convert to Anglicanism and Prince Michael, eighth in line to the throne at the time of his birth, lost his place in the succession.
However, Lord Freddie has retained his right of succession and is currently 40th in line to the throne.
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