Princess Sofia of Sweden gave birth to a healthy baby boy at 11:24 am on August 31st at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm. The gender of the baby was announced by Prince Carl Phillip in a press conference at 3:00 pm, while the Swedish Court said “Both mother and child are doing well.” The full name and dukedom of the new Prince will be announced by the baby’s grandfather in a cabinet meeting in a few days, while a Te Deum will be held tomorrow. The baby is 6th-in-line to the Swedish Throne.
UPDATE– Prince Carl Phillip, Princess Sofia, and their new son have been discharged from the hospital and are now home at Villa Solbacken.
UPDATE #2– The name and titles of the new Prince were announced on September 4th by King Carl XVI Gustaf in a Cabinet meeting as: HRH Prince Gabriel Carl Walther, Duke of Dalarna.
A Te Deum was also held on September 4th, attended by members of the paternal and maternal families.
UPDATE #3– The first official photo of the Prince, taken by Prince Carl Philip, was released.
UPDATE #4– On October 9th, the Swedish Royal Court released two photographs of Prince Gabriel and his family, along with the message:
A big and warm thanks for all the kind congratulations that have been received in connection with the birth of our son, Prince Gabriel.
We appreciate your caring a lot. “