Princess Sofia of Sweden gave birth to a healthy baby boy at Danderyd Hospital on Friday, 26 March 2021, at 11.19 am.

Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel (left) in December 2020. Photo: Victor Ericsson/Royal Court of Sweden

The Office of the Marshall of the Realm, Fredrik Wersäll, issued a statement later that day announcing the good news, and added ‘Both mother and child are in good health.’

Prince Carl Philip was present at Danderyd Hospital throughout the birth.

The little prince weighed 3.220 kilograms (about 7 pounds 1 ounce) and is 49 centimetres (19 inches) in length.

We are so happy and grateful to be able to welcome our third son to our family, Princess Sofia and I, and his two big brothers, have all been longing for this day. And now we are looking forward to getting to know this new little member of our family.

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, 26 March 2021

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia already have two sons, Prince Alexander (born 19 April 2016) and Prince Gabriel (born 31 August 2017).

Big brothers Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel in Södermanland County in June 2020. Photo: Instagram/Prinsparet

The new prince will be seventh in the line of succession to the Swedish throne, following Crown Princess Victoria and her two children, his father and older brothers.


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