There’s another royal baby on the scene, after Princess Sofia of Sweden gave birth this morning.
Sofia was joined by her husband Carl Philip throughout the birth at Danderyd Hospital, on the outskirts of Stockholm, and both mother and child are doing well.
This is the couple’s second child, a little brother for Prince Alexander, who was born in April 2016.
The press release read:
“The Office of The Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce that HRH Princess Sofia gave birth to a healthy child Thursday the 31 August 2017 at 11.24am at Danderyd Hospital.
Both mother and child are in good health.”
The sex was announced at the press conference in the hospital, where Prince Carl Philip was joined by some members of the medical team who looked after the Royals. He also revealed the baby weighed 3.4kg (7lb 5) and was 49 cm long.
“He has some of Alexander’s moves, so it’s fun,” said the second-time-father. “I think Alexander is happy to have a little brother.
— Expressen (@Expressen) August 31, 2017
A Te Deum (thanksgiving) service will be held tomorrow at Drottningholm Palace and a name is expected in a few days time.