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Princess Sofia gave birth to a son on 19 April at the Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm on Tuesday, 19 April 2016, at 6.25 pm.
Prince Carl Philip was present at the hospital throughout the birth, before giving a media conference around 9.30 pm later that evening to share his joy.
According to a source, Prince Carl Philip had cut the umbilical cord and said the little fellow had “a good pair of lungs”.
The new prince was 49 cm long and weighed in at 3.595 kg (about 8 pounds).
King Carl XVI Gustaf was one of the baby’s first visitors on Wednesday morning, before Princess Sofia and the baby went home to Drottningholm castle.
A 21-gun salute was fired at midday on Wednesday, 20 April to celebrate the latest royal baby’s arrival.
King Carl XVI Gustaf met with his Cabinet on Thursday, 21 April, where he announced the little prince will be named Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil, and granted the title, Duke of Södermanland.
The immediate family, representatives of the Rikdsdag, the Goverment, other officials and members of the Royal Court attended a Te Deum Thanksgiving Service held in the Royal Chapel on Friday, 22 April.