Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Royal Baby Sweden: it's a boy!

Sweden's newest royal is a baby prince but they kept us waiting for the big reveal. The first child of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia was born at 6.25pm on April 19th 2016 at Danderyd Hospital with the Marshal of the Realm announcing the news soon afterwards but that official communique made no reference to the baby's gender. That was left to proud daddy, Carl Philip, who met the press just three hours after welcoming his child.

Sofia and Carl Philip of Sweden - parents of a son

Prince Carl Philip beamed with pride and was filled with emotion as he talked about the arrival of his son. The baby weighed 7 lbs and 14 oz and measured 49 cm. Mum is well, baby is well and dad is so happy he looked like he might burst.

Prince Carl Philip announces the birth of his son to the world

The new prince is fifth in line to the throne of Sweden behind Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar and Prince Carl Philip. His name and ducal title will be revealed at a special cabinet meeting tomorrow and there will also be a Te Deum at the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace to celebrate the safe delivery of Sweden's newest royal baby.

Prince Carl Philip shows the media how long his newborn son is

The little prince was born ten months after his mum and dad's marriage in Stockholm which was attended by royalty from around the world.  And he has made his appearance just five weeks after the birth of his cousin Oscar, second child of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, who was born on March 2nd 2016 at Solna.

The new baby prince's parents on their wedding day - now they are three

The baby is the fifth grandchild for King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and completes a hat trick of royal princes following the birth of Oscar and Prince Nicolas, son of Princess Madeleine, who was born in June 2015 just after Carl Philip and Sofia's wedding.

And there is a special page all about Sweden's new royal baby here.

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