Prince Gabriel of Sweden

The newest prince in Europe is called Gabriel. The King of Sweden, baby's grandad, announced his names at a special cabinet meeting this morning. The sixth in line to the Swedish throne and sixth grandchild of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia is Gabriel Carl Walther.

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Prince Gabriel of Sweden was born on August 31st 2017 at the Danderyd Hospital. He is the second child of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia and a baby brother for Prince Alexander, now nineteen months old.

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Gabriel is a bit of a new name for Sweden's royals although baby Bernadotte's middle names are much more familiar. He shares Carl as a name with his dad (Carl Philip) and granddad as well as cousin Oscar who has it as his second name. Walther was the name of Queen Silvia's father  and Gabriel's great grandfather. He has also been given the title of Duke of Dalarna - another announcement made this morning at the cabinet meeting which Crown Princess Victoria also attended. 

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The Swedish Royal Family then attended a Te Deum at the Royal Palace for Gabriel's safe arrival with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia looking about as proud as grandparents can look. Also in the front row were Victoria, her husband Prince Daniel and Carl Philip. Just behind were Princess Madeleine, who announced her own third pregnancy just last week, her husband Chris O'Neill and Princess Christina, sister of Carl Gustaf.

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We're promised some official photos soon, a first chance to get a close up look of Gabriel and see him with big brother, Alexander. Until then, the sixth in line to the throne of Sweden is staying tucked up at home with mum and dad while everyone get used to the name. Another royal Gabriel has been announced.