New Delhi, Dec 7: Mysuru royal couple–Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and his wife, Trishika Kumari Devi– became parents on Wednesday. The queen delivered a baby boy. The boy was born in a private hospital at 10:20 am in Bengaluru.
Trishika and king Yaduveer got married in June 2016. The king was legally adopted by Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar’s wife Pramoda Devi in 2015, paving the way for his coronation. He became the 27th king of Mysuru and the head of the centuries old Wadiyar dynasty.
Trishika is from the Rajkot royal family. She had participated in the iconic Dussehra rituals in September, becoming the first pregnant queen to take part in the function after 63 years.
The Wadiyar dynasty started in 1399 and ended in 1950 when Mysuru authorised its accession into the Union of India. However, the ceremonial position of a King and Queen is still intact.
Both the mother and the child are healthy. Trishika will stay in Bengaluru for a few months. This is after sixty years that an heir has been born in the royal clan. The last time the formerly princely state celebrated was in 1953 when Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar was born in 1953.