Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are delighted to announce they are expecting their second child who is due to arrive in September 2017.

Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and Prince Alexander. Photo: Kungahuset.se

“We are happy to announce that we are expecting a child, a sibling to Prince Alexander. We are looking forward to welcoming a new little member to our family,” says Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia said in a statement published by the Royal Court.

So far there have been no changes in the Prince Couple’s public engagements during spring and summer.

The couple has a son, Prince Alexander, who was born on 19 April 2016.

The new baby will be King Carl XVI and Queen Silvia’s sixth grandchild.

The Swedish Royal Family at Solliden, July 2016.
Royal Family.

Prince Carl’s older sister, Crown Princess Victoria, has two children: Princess Estelle, aged 5, and Prince Oscar, aged 1.

His younger sister, Princess Madeleine, is the proud mother of Princess Leonore, aged three, and Prince Nicolas, who turns 2 in June.

Prince Carl Philip married former model and reality TV star Sofia Hellqvist in a lavish ceremony on 13 June 2015 in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

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