Sweden has a new prince

Royal Baby Sweden is a boy.  The announcement was made by proud dad, Prince Carl Philip, at a press conference at Danderyd Hospital where his son was born earlier today. The baby, a second child for the prince and his wife Princess Sofia, weighed 3.4kg (7lbs 7oz) and measured 49cm.

The baby was born at 11.24 on August 31st 2017 and is the second son for the couple who married on June 13th 2015 in Stockholm. Their first child, Prince Alexander, is now 16 months old, arriving on April 19th 2016 at the same hospital.  Carl Philip announced the arrival by referring to a little brother for Alexander and described his new son as ''charming'' and ''pure joy'' as well as ''perfect''.

The baby prince is sixth in line to the throne of Sweden and the sixth grandchild and fourth grandson for King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. His names and title will be announced at a special cabinet meeting on Monday.

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