Prince Alexander of Sweden, Duke of Sodermanland with his parents, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden announces the name of his newest grandson
Prince Carl Philip announcing the birth of his son, Prince Alexander of Sweden
The little prince is now also Duke of Sodermanland, a title last held by Prince Wilhelm of Sweden, second son of King Gustav V and also a title that once belonged to King Oscar I of Sweden at one time. Sodermanland is on the south east coast of Sweden. A Te Deum for Alexander will be held on Friday 22nd April at the Royal Palace.
Carl Philip and Sofia, the parents of Prince Alexander of Sweden
Prince Alexander of Sweden was born at 6.25pm on April 19th 2016 at the Danderyd Hospital. He is the first child of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia and is fifth in line to his country's throne. On April 20th he went home with his parents where the little family are now settling down to life together.
There is a special page about the birth of Prince Alexander of Sweden here.