And baby makes four! Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden welcomed their second baby, a boy named Prince Gabriel Carl Walther, Duke of Dalarna, on Thursday, Aug. 31, the Swedish Royal Court happily revealed
“Office of The Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce that HRH Princess Sofia gave birth to a healthy child at 11:24 a.m. on August 31 at Danderyd Hospital,” a spokesperson announced. “Both mother and child are in good health.” Carl Philip told reporters after the birth, “We are really happy. It’s a very cute boy.”
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Kommuniké från Riksmarskalken Riksmarskalksämbetet har glädjen att meddela att H.K.H. Prinsessan Sofia torsdagen den 31 augusti 2017 klockan 11.24 nedkom med ett friskt och välmående barn på Danderyds sjukhus. Såväl mor som barn mår bra. Svante Lindqvist Riksmarskalk #kungahuset #prinsparet
Royal fans pointed out that the couple’s bundle of joy was coincidentally born on the anniversary of Princess Diana‘s death. The royal duo previously announced they had another baby on the way in March 2017. “We are happy to announce that we are expecting a child, a sibling to Prince Alexander,” their statement said at the time. “We are looking forward to welcoming a new little member to our family.”
Gabriel joins Sofia and Carl Philip’s 16-month-old son, Prince Alexander Erik Bertil Hubertus, whom they welcomed on April 19, 2016. The little boy didn’t make his royal debut until nearly two months after his birth, but we’re hoping his brother makes an appearance before that (especially so we can see pictures of the little royal children together!).
Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip in May 2017.
Sofia — who married Carl Philip in a lavish royal wedding back in June 2015 — gushed about becoming a mom back when she was pregnant with Alexander. “I’m feel very excited!” she said at the time. And since becoming a mother, she’s enjoyed every second of the new responsibility. “Being a mother is amazing,” the former model proudly said in a previous interview. “It changes your whole life.” We can’t wait to meet the Swedish royal baby very soon. Congratulations to all!
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