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Sweden's Princess Madeleine gives birth: 'Mom and child are in good health'

June 17, 2015
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Just two days aftercelebrating the lavish wedding of her brother Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeleine welcomed a son with husband Chris O'Neill. "The Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce that HRHPrincess Madeleine gave birth to a son on June 15 at 1:45pm," the Palace announced. "Both mother and child are in good health."

It was confirmed Madeleine gave birth at the Danderyd Hospital to a baby boy weighed that weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. Chris was present at the hospital throughout the birth.

Princess Madeleine gave birth two days after attending the royal wedding Photo: Getty Images

It was thought for a period of time that the Princess may have had to miss the celebration as her due date overlapped with her brother's big day, but the heavily pregnant royal was in attendance on Saturday glowing in a pink Elie Saab gown along with her husband and daughter Princess Leonore, who bounced from her dad to mom to uncle's laps during the ceremony.

The couple has been temporarilyresiding in Stockholm, the city where she gave birth, having recently movedfrom New York where Chris worked as a businessman and a banker. The now family offour is expected to move to London this fall, a place the Princess lived whenshe was a teenager and is said to have loved it because she could be"anonymous."

"Thewhole family intends to move to England at some point in autumn," pressspokeswoman Margareta Thorgren told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. "Theplan has always been that the family eventually would move on. Chris' businessis mainly in England."

Madeleine and her brood will be moving to England in the fall Photo: Getty Images

With a royal wedding, move toEngland on the horizon and a new baby, June is clearly shaping up to be a bigmonth for the royal. The 32-year-old and her banker husband also celebratedtheir second wedding anniversary on June 8, making it an especially celebratorytime for the family.

Following in the footsteps of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Madeleine and Chris will now be raising twochildren under the age of two.

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