Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s eldest son, Alexander, celebrates his 2nd birthday on 19 April 2018.

The Swedish Royal Court has released two new photos to mark this little prince’s milestone.

HRH Prince Alexander. Photo: Erika Gerdemark,

A 21-gun salute was fired after Prince Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil, Duke of Södermanland, was born at 6:25 pm at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm.

His proud grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf, announced the little prince’s name and title two days later at a cabinet meeting.

Photo: Erika Gerdemark,

Prince Alexander was christened in the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm Palace on 9 September 2016.

At the moment, Prince Alexander is fifth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne.

Leaving hospital on 20 April 2016. Photo:

His younger brother Prince Gabriel was born a year later on 31 August 2017.

Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel (right). Photo: Erika Gerdemark,

Anyone wishing to send their birthday greetings and best wishes to Prince Alexander can do so via the Kungahuset Facebook page or by sending a message via the Sveriges Kungahus (Swedish Royal Court) website’s greetings form.

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