Swedish royals arrive at hospital to meet Princess Madeleine's baby son

Just a few hours after Princess Madeleine of Sweden gave birth to her second child – a son – members of the Swedish royal family flocked to the hospital to meet the new arrival. Madeleine and her husband Chris O'Neill welcomed their baby on Monday 15 June.

Among the first visitors who were pictured arriving at the Danderyds Sjukhus hospital in Stockholm were Madeleine's parents King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

The royal couple were all smiles and no doubt thrilled to meet the newborn prince, who is their first grandson and third grandchild.


Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf met their new grandson on Monday

Mum-of-two Madeleine already has a 15-month-old daughter Princess Leonore, while Madeleine's older sister Crown Princess Victoria is a proud mum to three-year-old daughter Princess Estelle.

Before entering the maternity ward on Monday, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia gave a cheerful wave to photographers. The 71-year-old queen, who looked resplendent in a fuchsia blazer and skirt, was later pictured leaving the hospital with a bouquet of white flowers.

A delighted Chris O'Neill gave a thumbs-up gesture to cameras the day after his son was born

Madeleine, 33, spent the first night bonding with her newborn son in hospital. Her husband Chris also remained at his wife and son's side, but on Tuesday morning he was pictured briefly leaving the maternity ward.

The British-American businessman, who married the Swedish royal in June 2013, gave a thumbs-up to photographers before driving off in his car.

A press officer for the Swedish royal family revealed that the baby had Chris' chin

The royal palace announced the arrival of the new prince on Facebook, writing: "Princess Madeleine gave birth to a healthy baby boy this Monday afternoon at 13:45. Mother and child are healthy and happy. The family is overjoyed with this new arrival to the Swedish Royal Family!"

Press officer Margareta Thorgren also held a conference with reporters, in which she revealed that the baby weighed 3,080 grams, measured 49 centimetres and had his father Chris' chin.

Princess Madeleine and Chris are already proud parents to daughter Princess Leonore

This is an undoubtedly an exciting time for the Swedish royals. Madeleine's brother Prince Carl Philip married former reality TV star Sofia Hellqvist on Saturday in a beautiful ceremony that was televised for millions of locals to watch.

Madeleine attended the wedding with her husband and daughter, making her last high-profile appearance before giving birth two days later.