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It’s official: The Prince Couple are expecting a child

Kungahuset announced today: “Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are delighted to announce that The Princess is expecting their second child. The birth is expected to take place in September 2017.”

“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.

No changes in the schedule of The Prince Couple’s public engagements are planned during the spring and summer of 2017.

Congrats to the happy family of soon to be 4. Alexander will be a great big brother.

Prince Carl Philip during his press conference announcing that Princess Sofia has given birth to a boy.  Both parents are excited, as well as Prince Alexander who is now a big brother.  Prince Carl Philip on Princess Sofia, “I have no other words than she is wonderful as a mom.” He also said it was “pure joy” when looking at his new son.  His name will be announced during the next cabinet meeting with King Carl Gustaf.  The baby was 7 pounds, 4 ounces and 19 inches long or 3400g and 49cm. 

The King announced the name of the new prince

Gabriel Carl Walther is the name of the newborn son of Prince Carl Philip and Sofia. His title is “Duke of Dalarna”.

The little Prince has been born on 31 August 2017. He is the second child of the couple. Gabriel is clearly a favourite of the couple. Carl is for his grandfather Carl XVI. Gustaf and father Carl Philip and Walther for Queen Silvia’s father Walther Sommerlath.  

Carl Philip shortly before the announcement said that he thinks they’ve found a great name for their son. 

Princess Sofia has given birth to a boy !

The royal court announced she gave birth at 11:24am, on August 31, 2017, at Danderyd Hospital.  The baby is 7 pounds, 4 ounces and is 19 inches long. 

The baby is healthy and both mother and child are doing fine. The baby’s name will be most likely released next week by King Carl Gustaf during a cabinet meeting. The Te Deum will be tomorrow.