The royal revealed her happy news while distributing cuddly toys to elementary school kids

By Caris Davis
Updated November 10, 2015 04:30 PM
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Princess Viktoria livened up a routine engagement at a Dutch elementary school this week by breaking the news that she’s pregnant.

It will be a second child for her and her husband, the Netherlands’ Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma.

“We’re expecting our second child,” Princess Viktoria, 33, told reporters.

“It’s a beautiful day, in many ways,” she said.

Photos showing her with school students suggest that because the princess isn’t yet displaying a baby bump, the pregnancy is still in its early stages.

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Princess Viktoria and her husband, who married in 2013, already have a daughter, Princess Zita, born in February last year.

Princess Viktoria, whose husband is first cousin to Holland’s King Willem-Alexander was visiting the school in Krimpen aan den IJssel, 60 miles south west of Amsterdam, in her role as emissary for Save The Children.

She arrived Monday morning to distribute stuffed animals made by IKEA from children’s drawings: proceeds from their sale supports the charity in its work with UNICEF, according to the Dutch journal Vorsten.

The princess had visited the school to meet Koen Schnitker, an 11-year-old boy who drew a green monster, one of the winning sketches from an international contest held last year to select the designs the Scandinavian company would manufacture to support the children’s charities.