Prince’s Baby Passed Away, Now Mayte Reveals Their Horror In Delivery Room

Posted On : March 15, 2017
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: Prince poses for photographers with his wife Mayte as they arrives at the De Beer and Versace "Diamonds are forever" charity fashion event 09 June 1999. A host of international celebrities turned out for the event which will raise funds for three charities including the Prince's Foundation for architecture and the environment. (Photo credit should read SINEAD LYNCH/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince with then wife, Mayte (photo: Sinead Lynch/AFP/Getty Images)

By now, most of us have heard that the late Prince and his then wife, Mayte Garcia, unfortunately lost their baby boy just days after he was born in 1996. But there’s way more we didn’t know…

Their son, Amiir, which means ‘prince’ in Arabic, was born with the rare genetic disorder, Pfeiffer Syndrome, which affects the normal growth of the skull and causes deformities.

In Mayte’s upcoming memoir, The Beautiful One: My Life With Prince, she reveals the previously unknown, heart wrenching details of what really went down behind the scenes during that tragic time.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 02: Musician Prince's ex-wife Mayte Garcia attends opening of new Mayfair flagship store at Aspinal Of London on December 2, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Nick Harvey/WireImage)
Mayte Garcia (Photo by Nick Harvey/WireImage)

Two weeks after Prince and Mayte jumped the broom on Valentine’s Day in 1996- when she was 22 and he as 37- they found out she was pregnant with Amiir, the blessing they’d both been hoping.

The Doctor’s First Warning & Prince’s Refusal Of Tests

People Magazine, released excerpts of Mayte’s upcoming book and according to their report, everything was going fine with her pregnancy until she started experiencing bleeding. That’s when their doctor warned Prince and Mayte that their baby may have birth defects. The doc recommended an amniocentesis to test for genetic abnormalities, but warned the procedure could cause a miscarriage. Prince refused to risk their baby’s life, so they didn’t do the test:

The doc then told them, “Sometimes the body is trying to release the fetus for a reason.” But Prince, Garcia writes, was against it: “My husband said, ‘No, we’re not doing that.’”

Prince Dropped To His Knees

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 4: Mayte Garcia and Prince perform on stage on 'The Ultimate Live Experience' tour at Wembley Arena on March 4th, 1995 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Peter Still/Redferns)
(Photo by Peter Still/Redferns)

After returning home from the doctors office, Mayte described how Prince fell to his knees and desperately tried to pray away any illness from their unborn baby:

“Please, bless this child,” said Prince as he prayed on his knees. “We know you won’t allow this child to be harmed.”


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