Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are keeping mum on baby's gender

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his wife Princess Sofia are keeping the gender of their little Prince or Princess a surprise. The royal couple, who are expecting their first child together in April, said they aren't planning on finding out the gender of their upcoming arrival.

"It'll be a surprise," Sofia told a reporter in New York. "It feels great."

Her husband Prince Carl Philip also revealed that he'd been offered some parenting advice from his sisters Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Princess Madeleine.


Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are keeping their baby's gender a surprise

"We've talked, but I'm not going into what they told me!" Carl Philip said.

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia tied the knot in June, and announced the happy news that they were expecting their first child together via an official statement in October.

"We are so happy and excited to announce that we are expecting our first child," the parents-to-be wrote. "We are very much looking forward to it."

The royal couple announced their pregnancy in October

The palace also revealed: "The birth is expected to take place in April of 2016. No changes in the schedule of The Prince Couple's public engagements are planned during the fall of 2015."

Sofia has continued to fulfil her royal duties throughout her pregnancy, and recently travelled to South Africa to carry out work with one of her charities, Project Playground. The expectant Princess is currently enjoying a private getaway in New York with her husband, and will resume her royal duties at the end of the month.

The 30-year-old is not the only member of the Swedish royal family expecting a baby in 2016; her sister-in-law Crown Princess Victoria is due to welcome her second child in March. The heir to the Swedish throne recently joked about her new arrival, telling reporters that her daughter Princess Estelle would prefer to have a pet hamster than a baby brother or sister.