New grandfather Richard Branson dotes on one-month-old baby twins

British business mogul Sir Richard Branson has a soft side. On Monday, his daughter, Holly Branson, took an adorable snap of her billionaire dad and his two new grandchildren, Etta and Artie, sleeping side-by-side wrapped up in a blanket.

The twins are just one day shy of them completing one month in the world.

The new mom captioned the shot: “Sometimes miracles come in pairs…” – the same phrase shown in a sign lying on the sleeping babies.

Another picture showed the babies in arms – presumably in their mom’s and dad’s – with the caption: "Hanging out with our little angels. Thanks belliebranson.”

Holly, 32, also wrote: “Love Dad’s blog about Etta and Artie today – he’s such a great Grandad”, with a link to her dad’s official website, where he has been updating his fans on the new additions to the family.

The accompanying photo showed the proud grandpa doting on the twins as they slept in moses baskets atop the kitchen table.


Richard, 64, is clearly incredibly fond of his grandchildren and penned a blog about having spent time with them lately.

‘Enjoying a wonderful few days in Oxfordshire with Holly and Freddie, getting to spend some quality time with their new baby twins, Etta and Artie,” he wrote.

“I’ve been trying to stop myself from posting too many photos of our gorgeous new grandchildren, but like any proud grandad I can’t resist!

Hanging out with our little angels. Thanks @belliebranson

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“As the photo shows so clearly, sometimes miracles really do come in pairs!” he said.

Richard also mentioned his son Sam, who is also expecting a baby with his wife Isabella Calthorpe: “We’re so excited for Bellie and Sam’s baby to join the family in the not-too-distant future too. Prepare yourself for more photos from more proud grandparents.”

Holly and hubby Freddie Andrewes welcomed their twins on Dec. 20 – the date that also marks the wedding anniversary that Holly and Freddie share with Sir Richard and his wife Joan.

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