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It's a boy! Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden welcome first child

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The Swedish royal family are celebrating yet another addition to their numbers, with the birth of Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip's first child. The couple – who wed in a fairytale ceremony featuring a carriage procession in June 2015 – are parents to a bouncing baby boy, the Palace has revealed.

A statement on the royal Facebook page said: "The Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce that HRH Princess Sofia gave birth to a healthy child."


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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia welcomed their first son on Tuesday

The little Prince made his arrival on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:25 p.m and weighed about 7.9 pounds. Sofia delivered her son at Danderyd hospital in Stockholm. According to a statement from the palace, Carl was present during the birth. Both mother and son are said to be in "good health."


It's the second royal birth in as many months after Sofia's sister-in-law, Crown Princess Victoria had her second child, Prince Oscar, Duke of Skane on 2 March.

According to Swedish royal tradition, the Prince's father King Carl Gustav will announce his new grandson's name and title at a cabinet meeting in the next few days.

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The royal couple married in 2015

Sofia and Carl Philip have captivated the Scandinavian nation with their charming love story after meeting through mutual friends. In an interview ahead of their nuptials the former model and reality TV contestant described the dashing royal as her "best friend", adding: "[He is] the person I talk to the most. He's so smart and I feel so secure with him."

Meanwhile, her intended confessed to being nervous ahead of the proposal in a secret location that is special to the couple.

No one will be happier about the exciting new chapter in their lives than the pretty brunette's mother-in-law Queen Silvia. The little baby boy makes her a grandmother five times over.

Her eldest Victoria is mother to Princess Estelle, who is the future queen and Oscar. Meanwhile, her second daughter Princess Madeleine has a daughter named Leonore and son named Nicolas.

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